Wednesday, August 1, 2007
This is a full-day workshop for faculty, instructional technologists, designers, and others interested in Web 2.0, showcasing innovative uses of technology and innovative approaches to pedagogy in distance teaching and learning. We will focus on identifying principles of good practice in the application of these technologies. Hands-on work with the Web 2.0 applications will be emphasized. This session will be highly interactive. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of a variety of new and emerging technologies and their application to the online learning environment.
Deb Antoine, Instructional Designer/Web Developer
Emily Welch, Instructional Designer/Web Developer
Ray Schroeder, Professor Emeritus/Director of OTEL
University of Illinois at Springfield
8:30 Introductions: Presenters, Participants and Program Goals
The Web Is Us/ing Us!
Web 2.0 Big App on Campus!
9:30 Technology Overview - overview of each of our "baker's dozen" - and a few more. These will be interactive demonstration/discussions (there will be a break at ~10:30)
Team Assignment - Teams will be created at each table to work together in creating an instructional model using one, two or more Web 2.0 technologies in the afternoon session. Collaborative hands-on sessions will begin with team planning over lunch.
Lunch - Noon to 1:00 pm
Did You know?
Afternoon - Hands-on Web 2.0 Development
Tim Berners-Lee on Web 3.0 (the Semantic Web)
3:00 pm Each team will present their final product
Electronic (Web 2.0) polling to select the "best in class" award for most creative and instructionally sound application.
Prizes will be awarded!
- Journal blog - to collect and present student journal entries
- Filter blog - to post a collection of items such as news stories, or as in this case, technologies
Online Learning Update
Google Search for Online Learning
Blog Search at Google
Sample Aggregation into Web Pages
- Internet Explorer 7
- In classes with current events applications, students may gather relevant news reports and post comments, etc.
- Faculty members may track new and emerging developments in their discipline.
- Organize group work by having students vote on topics or meeting times
- Discover student interests on course topics (What would they like to explore further?)
- Rate presentations
- Mimic Gallop or other polls covered on the news
- PollPub.com automatically creates a hyperlink and the code for embed polls in your blog, course site, Web site, or MySpace page.
As of July 27, 2007, Blogger has an integrated polling feature that allows you to add a poll to the side bar of your blog.
In online learning, Frappr! Maps could be used for:
- Icebreaker - have your students enter their locations, pictures, and short introduction to help them get to know one another.
- Use the map to create a visualization of your course material. Even better, have your students work collaboratively to create this learning resource for the class!
--> Have your students build a map of the works or theories they are studying. Load book covers, works of art, pictures, event names, significant dates.
--> Use the map to mark the locations of specific battles, peace treaties, etc. You could load photos of the individuals involved and enter specific dates or names.
- Type of web site
- Multiple people can easily add, remove, or edit the content
- Uses versioning to track changes
- Some require registration or a password for editing
- Editing can be done through simplified HTML markup language or a WYSIWYG editor
- Nice list of educational uses of wikis is hosted by Wikispaces
- Largest and best-known wiki is Wikipedia
- An edited and reviewed version of Wikipedia is emerging at Citizendium
- Collaborate with colleagues on professional projects
- Group projects, essays and reports
- Space for free writing or journaling
- Share resources – web sites, annotated bibliographies, models for assignments
- Create a compendium of terms and concepts for the course to use as a study guide
PBwiki is representative of many wiki sites - offering free hosting for educational uses. It includes several templates: classroom, syllabus, and group project. PBwiki also offers ideas for instructional uses of wikis, as well as "how-to" videos for your students. In addition to basic wiki features, you can add widgets for spreadsheets and calendars, videos, and voice chat.
Try it out at our Web 2.0 Sampler Blog: http://madison23.pbwiki.com/
- Students may conference using Skype. One interesting feature is Skype-out that enables long distance calls to traditional phone numbers in many countries at a rate of less than three cents a minute.
- Using utilities such as powergramo http://www.powergramo.com/, one may record conversations such as interviews over Skype for playback in classes.
-->Just open powergramo and Skype simultaneously. Make a call in Skype and powergramo automatically records the call!
- With the Firefox Skype extension, phone numbers on Web sites turn into buttons which you can click to call from Skype.
- Electronic office hours
- Planning sessions
- Discussion sessions
Shared whiteboard, typed chat room, and other features add value to this free Web 2.0 application.
- Google Docs is a suite of applications that provide shared word processing, spreadsheet, and (soon) presentations (ppt-like).
-->Export to PDF, import documents
- Google Calendar provides a great shared calendaring application.
-->Upload calendar events in the iCal or .csv format (Add > Import Calendar)
-->View one, two, or more calendars at a time
- Google Page Creator offers WYSIWYG editing to an instantly-hosted web site
- Google Scholar is a great way to search for peer-reviewed publications.
The Freesound Project
Part of Creative Commons allows use of sounds for podcasting for education.
Tool Factory Podcasting provides a great $99 "enhanced" podcasting tool for windows.
Profcast is a $60 tool for Mac OS-X.
How To Create a Podcast for Your Online Course
Give it a listen!
Brief example of podcast creation with Tool Factory Podcasting
Enjoy! -- Web Sampler 2.0 Participants
Tutorial on Finding Free Podcasts on iTunes
- Keep track of bookmarks for yourself
- Create lists of relevant links for your students (and share them!)
- See what other people are bookmarking
del.icio.us uses folksonomy, or tagging, for tracking, grouping, and searching bookmarks. Folksonomy is a user-generated taxonomy used to categorize and retrieve Web pages, photographs, Web links and other web content using open ended labels called tags. It improves searches by allowing users to label information with their own language.
"An electronic portfolio, also known as an e-portfolio or digital portfolio, is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user, usually on the Web. Such electronic evidence may include inputted text, electronic files, i mages, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks. E-portfolios are both demonstrations of the user's abilities and platforms for self-expression, and, if they are online, they can be maintained dynamically over time. Some e-portfolio applications permit varying degrees of audience access, so the same portfolio might be used for multiple purposes."
- Web 2.0: A New Wave for Teaching and Learning (EDUCAUSE)
- Top 100 Webware Web 2.0 Sites in 2007 (CNet)
- Librarians Get a Tutorial in Web 2.0 (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
- Learning 2.0: 23 Learning 2.0 things Tutorial (PLCMC)
- Web 2.0 in Higher Education Slideshare
- Web 2.0 for Designers (Digital Web Magazine)
- Web 2.0 Workgroup - 14 blogs about Web 2.0 topics
- All Things Web 2.0 - Open List