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Online Educa 2007 Workshop 7

28 November, 2007

9-13

 

 

Learning with Social Software and Web 2.0

 

 

Sarah Guth

 

University of Padua, Italy

 

sarah.guth@unipd.it

 

Susanna Sancassani

 

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

 

susanna.sancassani@polimi.it

 

 


 

 

 

Aim

The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to the numerous Web 2.0 tools freely available online, often using remote servers, to show how they have been and are being used in various academic settings. Participants will also have the opportunity to consider and discuss how the tools can be exploited in various educational contexts.

 

 

Outcomes

Participants will have a general understanding of the different types of tools available online for creating and sharing content in social contexts and those for managing Web content as well. Participants will leave the workshop with concrete ideas about how they can adopt Web 2.0 tools and social software in their own contexts to enhance their students’ learning.

 

 

Resources

This is a paper-free workshop (except for this handout) as we have decided to exploit Web 2.0 to provide you with resources you can access following the workshop. Online resources:

 

Web 2.0 workshops wiki: OnlineEducaBerlin

 

WorkshopOE on del.icio.us: http://del.icio.us/lamericaana/WorkshopOE

 

 

Learning and Working 2.0: tools and examples

 

 

This table provides examples of how Web 2.0 can be used in the classroom. It is in no way exhaustive and participants are asked to edit this table as they find new ways to exploit social software and Web 2.0 in educational settings.

 

 

Main Activity

 

Didactic Model

 

Tools

 

Sharing Media

 

access existing media for lessons, class discussions, class projects

 

Blogs, wikis, Flickr, YouTube, Podcasts

 

teacher creates materials for students

 

Podcasts, video material

 

students create and share media

 

Flickr, YouTube, Podcasts

 

Building Contents

 

students collaboratively create contents for project-based work

 

wiki, C-map, google doc

 

also refer to podcasts and video

 

Managing Sources

 

students learn to manage the information overload on Web 2.0 by building knowledge that fits their specific needs

 

RSS feeds / Netvibes / Google functions for updates on blogs and websites

 

i-Tunes or Juice to download podcasts

 

social bookmarking to save the resources they find

 

students create a distributed research network for group project-based work by creating networks on social bookmarking sites

 

social bookmarking

 

social annotation

 

teacher uses tools to keep an eye on what students are doing

 

social bookmarking

 

RSS feeds

 

Communicating

 

1 to many asynchr.

 

students express their thoughts, ideas and opinions / complete tasks

 

personal blogs

 

many to many asynchr.

 

students complete tasks and share ideas

 

course blogs

 

 

1 to 1 (or more) synchr.

 

telecollaboration projects / exchanges

 

Skype / IM

 

1 to many synchr.

 

teachers reviews projects or exercises

 

Skypecasts

 

many-to-many synchr.

 

students organize seminars for presenting the results of group researches

 

Second Life

 

N.B. Tools and ‘activities’ can (and often should) be integrated.

 

 

 

 

 

Group activity: BUILDING A WEB 2.0 TASK

 

 

 

Groups: 3-5 attendants  (feel free to make groups as you like!)

 

 

Step 1 (10 mins.): Establish the general context for your mock task using the flash cards, choosing one card from each group.

 

 

Step 2 (20 mins.): Brainstorm ideas for the task. You may want to consider, for example,

 

-        How will students interact with the tools / each other / the teacher?

 

-        What are students going to do?

 

-        What will the role of the teacher be?

 

-        What are the technical requirements? (e.g. broadband, installing software, technicians, other equipment such as microphones, i-pod, etc.)

 

-        What are the proposed learning outcomes?

 

 

Step 3 (15 mins.): Build the task. With the poster and materials you have been given, build the task on the poster and prepare to present it to the rest of the group. In the poster, the group should point out:

 

·        the main steps of the task,

 

·        who does what and when (students and teachers),

 

·        Web 2.0 tools useful in each step,

 

·        Expected output from the students at each step.

 

 

Step 4 (45 mins.): Group presentations and discussion.

 

 

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