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Web 2.0: What Works with Students. Melissa K. Prescott Robin L. Ewing CETL January 2009 Faculty Workshop Days. About us. Melissa K. Prescott Reference Coordinator & Assistant Professor Learning Resources & Technology Services mkprescott@stcloudstate.edu Robin L. Ewing - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Melissa K. PrescottRobin L. Ewing</p> <p>CETL January 2009 Faculty Workshop DaysWeb 2.0: What Works with Students1About usMelissa K. PrescottReference Coordinator &amp; Assistant ProfessorLearning Resources &amp; Technology Servicesmkprescott@stcloudstate.edu</p> <p>Robin L. EwingAccess Services Coordinator &amp; Assistant ProfessorLearning Resources &amp; Technology Servicesrlewing@stcloudstate.edu 2OverviewBackground on student use of Web 2.0Web 2.0 Awareness SurveyLearning 2.0 Assignment Adapting for other classes3Our definition of Web 2.0 Social networking sites: Facebook, MySpace, Ning, Twitter</p> <p>Social sharing and collaboration sites: Blogger, PBwiki, Wikipedia, podcasting, YouTube</p> <p>Social bookmarking and tagging: del.icio.us, Ma.gnolia, Flickr, Google Image Labeler</p> <p>RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds and readers:Bloglines, Google ReaderOther Google products: Google Scholar, Google Docs, Google Maps</p> <p>4Background on student use of Web 2.064% of online teens have created Web 2.0 content --Teens and Social Media survey -- Pew Internet &amp; American Life (2007)</p> <p>Content creation activities: posting messages or photos; creating and uploading videos, music, artwork, stories, etc.; creating own Web sites or blogs</p> <p>Approximately 30% of online students have their own blogs -- Creating &amp; Connecting survey -- National School Boards Association (2007)</p> <p>22% have uploaded videos they created -- Creating &amp; Connecting survey -- National School Boards Association (2007)</p> <p>Informal Web 2.0 Awareness SurveyStudents enrolled in three-credit information literacy courses (IM 204: Research Strategies)Administered online via D2L59 students participatedAll undergraduates17% first-year students59% sophomores20% juniors3% seniors81% female, 19% male</p> <p>Web 2.0 Awareness Survey detailsTools we includedSocial networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, Friendster)YouTubePhoto sharing sites (Flickr, Snapfish)BlogsPodcastsSocial tagging/bookmarking (de.licio.us, Digg)WikipediaOther wikisRSSGoogle Scholar</p> <p>Web 2.0 Awareness Survey detailsLevels of awarenessHave not heard ofHave heard of but not usedHave read, listened to, or used oneHave added content to or created own</p> <p>Web 2.0 Awareness Survey89225885148642431531392536393122859827119106429339073Background on student use of Web 2.0Survey findings64% of online teens have created Web 2.0 content (Pew)</p> <p>Approximately 30% of online students have their own blogs (NSBA) 3% of SCSU students</p> <p>22% have uploaded videos they created (NSBA) 5% of SCSU students</p> <p>How do your students compare?</p> <p>Learning 2.0 AssignmentModeled on professional development projects for library professionalsFormat of the assignmentTools covered in the assignmentLevels of Web 2.0 awarenessStudent reactions to the assignmentWhat well change for next fall</p> <p>Web 2.0 ExamplesLearning 2.0 -- 23Things23 Things on a StickLearning 2.0 @ MacLearning 2.0 @ SCSU Two sections of IM 204: Research Strategies in fall 2008 semesterAll assignments were presented via the Learning 2.0 @ SCSU blog Students had one week to complete each assignmentAssignments were completed outside of classAssignment was mapped to course objectives</p> <p>Weekly TopicsBlogsWhat is Web 2.0?RSS Social BookmarkingFlickrDigg, Newsvine, RedditPodcastingOnline collaboration toolsWikisYouTubeStructure of Weekly ActivitiesReadingViewingDoingBloggingSample Weekly AssignmentSocial BookmarkingPodcastingLevels of Web 2.0 awarenessIdentify Web 2.0 applications and recognize contentUse/read/view contentEvaluate contentCreate content</p> <p>Student DifficultiesStarting multiple blogsURL for blogsNaming of blogs &amp; blog postingsEmbedding photos &amp; videosExample BlogsRoss Blogger SiteAssignment 2;)Christys BlogExploits of SOLCreating my first blog.</p> <p>Student ReactionsEnd of assignment evaluation (51 respondents)88% -- assignment helped them get comfortable with emerging technologies49% -- would change nothing about the assignmentOthers:Spend more class time on the assignmentsChange the day the assignments were duePost all assignments at onceToo much work for allotted points, tediousHardest activities multiple students indicated RSS and Digg/Newsvine/Reddit</p> <p>Student ReactionsIt was a great assignment and I know that at first I was stressed out about it because I knew nothing about it and I didnt want to do bad on it but after I learned exactly what it was it became fun and a good educational experience.I enjoyed the Web 2.0 assignment. I felt that it helped me learn a lot about the internet and the different tools that are available to me.The Web 2.0 assignments furthered my knowledge and will help me out a lot in the future.I like that new news and new updates can come to me on my blog from websites that I have shared onto my blog. I think it will be useful for my career later on in life, as well.</p> <p>Student ReactionsI think that web 2.0 is really pointless. It just takes up more time outside of ther [sic] classroom and it isnt going to help me with other classes or outside of school.One thing I would change about this assignment would be that it made us sign up for everything we were learning about. Now I have a bunch of accounts on different things that I will probably never use and that I will never even remember how to get to now.</p> <p>Next StepsBetter prepare students for assignmentThis assignment was a stretch for most studentsProvide a better explanation for why students should know Web 2.0 toolsClarify expectations for blog postingsPost all assignments at once</p> <p>24Next StepsChange list of toolsEliminate Digg/Newsvine/Reddit activityRSS later in semesterRevise rubricPrivacy and intellectual property issues</p> <p>25Adapting for Other CoursesHave students review discipline-specific blogs, wikis, podcasts, etc.RSS feeds 26What have you done in your classes?</p>