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2 A Vision of Students Today

3 Knowledge is specific content Learners are empty vessels to be filled with knowledge

4 Knowledge is created Learning is a collaborative social endeavor

5 A Paradigm Shift

6 Acquiring 21st century skills such as higher level thinking, stronger communication abilities, and collaborative learning will encourage student engagement and increase academic achievement (Department of Education, 2002)

7 Are You Paying Attention?Paying Attention

8 Are You Paying Attention? How do your students learn? How do you assess their learning? What is the difference between a digital native and a digital immigrant?

9 Horizon Report 2007 Key trends affecting higher educationnext 5 years One year or less Social Networking User-Created Content Two-Three Years Mobile Phones Virtual Worlds Four-Five Years New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming

10 Choose the Right Tool GroupWise Blackboard Datatel


12 GroupWise…Have you used for Filtering and finding mail Mailing Lists Proxy access Folders you can access from anywhere Delaying delivery of items Organizing your schedule Inviting others to meetings

13 Blackboard…Do you… Teach online? Use Blackboard to organize your course? Use Blackboard to extend your f2f course? It can be a lifeline for your students…

14 Datatel….Can you…. Create a faculty icon? Check registration? Check/Create rosters ? Check student schedules ? Find advisee information ? Check room availability, course loads, instructor schedulesv Help or hindrance?

15 Choose the Right Tool Communication Content Collaboration Organization/Mgt Assessment


17 Synchronous Communication Virtual Conferencing Elluminate Chats Skype Asynchronous Communication E-mail Blackboard Discussion Boards Blogs Social Networks

18 live interactive virtual environment Communication Presentation Interaction instruction

19 Chats Usually organized around a particular topic Interaction through typed messages Works well for brainstorming or if format is well structured ahead of time. Live online Author Discussions: extend students understanding of a particular authors works and the writing process: Book Raps Read Around Australia

20 FREE VoIP technology make audio and video phone calls from your computer Promoting Synchronous Interaction in an eLearning Environment

21 Discussion Board Forums Time and place independent Time between messages allows for reflection Speakers of other languages have added time to read and compose answers Responses can be seen by allmaking learning more visible Messages archived--providing a database of interactions

22 Blogging in Education

23 Blogging: Most Recognized Example

24 Blogs in Plain English

25 Social Networks: Connect Users into Communities of Trust (or interests)

26 Social Networking in Plain English

27 Social Networking Software Social Networks Keep contacts online through web interfaces MySpace, FaceBook most common Social Calendaring Share agendas for events arrangements and meetings planning Groupwise, Google Calendar

28 Social Networks: Connect Users into Communities of Trust (or interests) What can you do with Pronetos? Create your home page Find scholars in your field Share a paper with colleagues Post course materials to your site Network and collaborate with colleagues Find research in your field Post an announcement to your colleagues See the message board in your discipline

29 Microsoft Office Web-based applications (Google Apps)Google Apps YouTube/TeacherTube YouTubeTeacherTube i3D Learning objects Simulations Podcasts WebQuests



32 Invention of the Year (2006)

33 You-Tube Ignite your students imaginations Use video clips to introduce/demonstrate concepts Have students incorporate videos in their projects Have students evaluate video contentinformation literacy Have students create videos & post them to YouTube

34 Online community for sharing instructional videos Provides anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers Site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill

35 i3D Learning Objects Simulations

36 Podcasting Pod (iPod) + broadcast = Podcast Differs from streaming audio Automatically delivered to player –dont have to click on a link to download Listen when you want – not when a program is scheduled

37 Podcasting in Plain English

38 Finding Them

39 Making Them Dead simple More involved Windows Sound Recorder or Freecorder or Digital voice recorder + Podomatic Audacity + Podomatic Audacity + Blog + Feedburner

40 Inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. History of Computers WebQuest Will Technology Elevate Higher Education?

41 Google/Yahoo Groups Blogs Blogger Wikis Wikispaces pbwiki Virtual Reality (2 nd Life)2 nd Life

42 Wikipedia: Collaborative Dictionary Edited in Real Time by Anyone

43 Wikis in Plain English

44 Wikis: The ultimate collaboration tool Special web site allows visitors to add, remove, edit & change content Not need access to or knowledge of web publishing software Collaboration Group members work on common document in common location

45 Teaching & Learning Resources Wiki Toolkit of online resources Course design Course management systems Faculty Development Resources Online Training Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Web 2.0 Learning Theories Learning Styles

46 Wikis in Education Amistad wiki Amistad Creative Web Tools For and By Kids Welker's Wikinomics Page Eckerd College Teaching & Learning Resources wiki Teaching & Learning Resources

47 Horizon Project Collaborative global project between classrooms in diverse geographical locations USA (6 classes4 schools) Japan (1 class) Qatar (2 classes2 schools) Austria (1 class) Spain (1 class) Australia (2 classes2 schools)

48 WikiBooks es_of_Early_Childhood_Education/WikiText_Development_ Process Old DominionWikiText project Students enrolled in class develop own textbook for the course Started July 10, 2003mission to create a free collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit

49 Course Management Systems RSS iGoogle Slideshare Flickr Social Bookmarking Furl Citeulike Citeulike

50 RSS in Plain English


52 Personalize your homepage

53 World's largest community for sharing presentations on the web Can embed YouTube videos Can narrate presentations online Linked to LinkedIn social network Linked to Blogger

54 Flickr Teaching with Flickr and cell phones An art history class combined mobile devices with a Web 2.0 service to assess student learning. Beth Harris took a classBeth Harris took a class to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where students took photos of art, uploaded them to Flickr, then used that site's tools to comment on their observations.uploaded them to Flickr

55 Social Bookmarking in Plain English

56 Social Bookmarking storing, describing, and sharing bookmarks via the web Accessible to other users Importance of tagging (keywords) Examples FURL citeulike

57 Multi-User Virtual Worlds Educational Games Educational Uses of 2 nd Life Educational Uses of 2 nd Life Second Life in Education wiki games

58 Assessment Respondus Rubrics Project-Based Learning Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) Classroom Assessment Techniques Blackboard Test Manager


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