Learning, teaching, and Web 2.0: Finding a comfortable fit

Presenter First Name: 
Patricia
Presenter Last Name: 
McGee, PhD
Year of Presentation: 
2010

 

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Affordances of Web 2.0?

  • Web-based application
  • Typically free to the user
  • Can support collaboration and interaction
  • Highly responsive to the user

20th vs. 21st Century Learning
Then

  • Textbook learning
  • Lecture learning
  • Project learning
  • Video learning
  • Distance learning

Now

  • Adventure learning
  • Virtual learning
  • Learning through storytelling
  • Game learning

Millennials
Characteristics

  • 34% are black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American
  • One third have been raised by a single parent
  • Play, social, and learning behavior has been framed by technology

Learning supported by

  • Teamwork/collective reflection
  • Experiential/Active activities
  • Structure
  • Strategy and problem solving
  • Guided mentoring

Social Media

  • Twitter
  • Blogs
  • SmartPhones
  • iPods
  • Games
  • Facebook
  • Skype
  • YouTube
  • Meetup
  • Flickr
  • Ustream
  • The Sims

Study of Anatomy?
Complementarity of structure & function

  • Locations
  • Interactions
  • Relationships

http://elearningtools.wetpaint.com/

Active Construction of Knowledge
Strategies

  • Collaborative writing
  • Data mashups
  • Visualizations
  • Polling/surveying
  • Reflecting & reporting

Tools

  • Wikis
  • Google Apps
  • Blogs
  • Poll Daddy
  • Hipcast
  • Vyew

Instructional Applications
Introduce materials

  • Anticipatory set
  • Advance organizer
  • Outline
  • Novel situation, event, phenomenon

Present Information

  • Lecture quips
  • Primary data
  • Historical records
  • Previous student presentation
  • Examples

Social Negotiation of Understanding
Strategies

  • Peer Critique
  • ePortfolio (course, topic, project)
  • Expert Review
  • Mentoring
  • Publication
  • Virtual Community of Practice
  • Collaborative note-taking

Tools

  • Epsilen
  • Ning, Elgg, Yahoo Groups
  • Google Apps
  • Twitter
  • Lulu, Scribd
  • Note Mesh

Instructional Applications
Provide examples of

  • Disciplinary skills
  • Processes
  • Documentation procedures
  • Primary data
  • Secondary data

Types of interaction

  • Check for understanding
  • Contribution
  • Revision
  • Labeling (tagging)
  • Ranking/rating

Learner Produced Content
Strategies

  • Digital Stories
  • Visualizations
  • Concept maps
  • Information mashups
  • Citizen reporting

Tools

  • Our Story
  • Bubblus
  • Google Maps
  • Flickr
  • Wolfram Alpha, DataMasher
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Podcasts
  • Videocasts

Instructional Applications
Strategies

  • Collections
  • Competitions
  • Showcase
  • Peer review
  • Expert review
  • Publication
  • Presentations

Key Points for Using Web 2.0 Tools

  • Keep the learner in the forefront: Prepare for Future Learning (PFL)
  • Select tools for instruction as well as learning
  • Make sure the tool supports learning goal
  • Focus on practice, construction and collaboration
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