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1 Web 2.0 Collaborative Learning Tools By Dr Ken Ryba

2 Web 2.0 in University Teaching and Learning What is web 2.0 and how can it be applied to university teaching? How might web 2.0 tools be used to creative active student-centred learning?

3 What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 is the second generation Internet that can facilitate collaboration and sharing between users such as teachers and learners. Web 2.0 includes Internet technologies such as blogging, wikis, social networking and podcasting. The first Web 2.0 conference was held in 2004. It is considered to be the "second generation of web-based communities and hosted services"


5 How might web 2.0 tools be used to creative active student-centred learning?

6 What is a wiki?wiki How can a wiki be used to actively engage students in coursework? Wikis in Plain English

7 Definition of a Wiki? A wiki is a collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone with access to contribute or modify content,Web pages Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.collaborative websites The collaborative encyclopedia Wikipedia is one of the best-known wikis.[2]Wikipedia[2] "Wiki" (/wi ː ki ː /) is a Hawaiian word for "fast"./wi ː ki ː /Hawaiian

8 What is a Wiki? Wiki is a collaboration tools for use by individual students, groups of students and entire classes. A wiki is a website that is collaboratively authored by a group of users. An entire class or groups can add text, graphics, files and links to build the content of the site, if these settings are enabled by instructors

9 Why Use a Wiki? The wiki can be shared only between all students in the class or shared only between the individual student and instructor or between specific student groups and the instructor.

10 How Can a Wiki Be Used? Instructors can use a wiki in courses for: Providing course information Online projects Sharing course resources Assessing group participation

11 Course or Class Wiki A wiki can be used by the class to share resources, group projects and creating an information database on the topic of study All members of the class can add to and edit a wiki. Everyone can see who participated and what they contributed Examples share resources - websites, articles, books group projects and presentations

12 Some example wikis : A central, secure online place to store your information or manage your group. Flexible collaboration lets you manage your course or your group your way. Now hosting over 2,100,000 members and 900,000 wikis! Widely used in schools and higher education for hosting wikis.

13 What is a blog? How can a blog be used to actively engage students in coursework? Blogs in Plain English

14 Student Blog Students can keep a blog (weblog) as a personal record of their work – what they have completed and what they have learned in the course Students can submit their assignment as a blog to share with other students and to get feedback Once an assignment has been completed and students receive assessment feedback on their blog and can share it with others

15 Example Blog/Diary Physiotherapy students at Ahlia University in Bahrain each have an individual discussion forum Students post a weekly “diary” describing their clinical experience during the week, difficult cases, problems, issues, how these were resolved The instructor provides responsive feedback to the student, commenting on what they learned and issues that need to be considered etc.

16 Some ideas for using them in university coursesideas Course information wiki: Let students know what is happening in your course - put in a calendar and upload readings and course information Whole class projects: Students make X-number of pages relating to a research topic and link to their classmates' work. Group projects: 3, 4, 5 + students can collaborate on reports, presentations etc. They can work in their own time (anytime) via the internet. Briefing on Exams or Assignments: All students in the class receive the same information. Course Resources: Links to online resources, readings and course notes can be provided

17 Where Can I Get Started with Using Blogs? Comparative merits? Much the same basic featuresTry them out see what you think.

18 What is social bookmarking? How can social bookmarking be used to actively engage students in coursework? Social Bookmarking in Plain English

19 Social Bookmarking A place for building and sharing a collection of internet addresses on a given subject Students can build a “library” of internet addresses that are bookmarked and all located in one place Bookmarks can be organised and catologued using “tags”

20 What is social networking and social media sharing? How can social networking and social media sharing be used to actively engage students in coursework? Social Networking in Plain English

21 Social Networking and Social Media Sharing A way of rapidly communicating with the class and building a learning community Fast and direct communication to students Most students are already using social networking (e.g. Facebook, twitter) so we can share information directly with them Provide resources (e.g. videoclips and podcasts) to support learning

22 What is twitter? How can twitter be used to actively engage students in coursework? Twitter in Plain English

23 Twittering with Twitter free service Students sign up to “follow” other named people (e.g. course instructor) allows users to exchange short messages (known as tweets) of up to 140 characters quickly and easily Tweets can be read via email, instant messages (IM), text messages on a mobile phone, or on the Web.

24 Online Social Network Twitter Jordan’s Queen Rania is using twitter to help her campaign to promote quality education Queen Rania “twitters” her messages to all those who follow her Internet is important for education – it lets students understand the world beyond their classroom – it brings the world into their classroom

25 Twitter in Saudi Arabian Universities: A Case Study Hend S. Al-Khalifa, King Saud University, uses Twitter as a tool for keeping her students connected to the blog for "Introduction to Operating Systems” 60 students signed up for Twitter so they could receive classroom announcements and news posted on the course blog 93 percent of the students preferred receiving text announcements over visiting the blog every day to check for updates ( e_studies&article=42-1)

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