web 2.0 applications
Using Web 2.0 tools inside your course management system as well as in the physical and online classroom can improve the educational experience.
Twenty-first Century research is increasingly becoming reliant on information and communication technologies to address systemic and distinct educational problems through greater communication, interaction, and inquiry. Research is an interactive inquiry process. In many instances this involves interaction with people. We also interact with technology and through technology to improve our educational practice. Practitioner research seeks to understand the underlying causes enabling personal and organizational change (Reason & Bradbury, 2001).
A University of Colorado at Denver student in Joni Dunlap’s learning design course has a question about embedding music into a slideshow presentation for an assignment he was working on. He tweets about it and immediately hears back from people in the community of practice who offer resources that help him quickly complete the task.
Earlier this year a UCLA student made a video tirade against Asian students and posted it to YouTube. She quickly removed the hateful clip, but it was too late. The damage was done.
Although an extreme case, it’s a good example of how inappropriate behavior can not only spread rapidly far beyond one’s circle of friends, but can damage a reputation for years to come. Students don’t always thinking about this, nor are they aware that employers now regularly use Google and social networks to check out prospective employees.
Just because your students are tech savvy doesn’t mean they’re effective online learners. In this seminar, you’ll find out how to give your students the skills they need to be successful at self-directed learning while in school
audio Online Seminar • Recorded on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Good things can happen when Web apps are integrated into the classroom … increased collaboration, a richer learning experience, and a greater sense of community. But concerns about privacy and personal safety can’t be ignored. Learn what you need to know about safely integrating new media into the classroom, while staying FERPA compliant.
video Online Seminar • Recorded on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
If Web 1.0 was about information, then Web 2.0 is about sharing information. This second generation of the web is more personalized, more collaborative, and more engaging. Is it any wonder faculty are looking for ways to leverage these capabilities in their courses?
It’s not easy to get unanimous agreement on anything these days, but on this most educators can agree:
- An instructor’s personality impacts student learning;
- More is learned in a class than just course content; and
- It can be difficult to show your personality in an online course.