Thursday, 4 September 2008

Hood 2.0: it’s a Web 2.0 world out there

Hood 2.0: it’s a Web 2.0 world out there

This workshop will explore how using Web 2.0 can rethink the digital divide.

Gloucestershire College has been using Web 2.0 to enhance and enrich the learning process for a wide variety of learners across the breadth and depth of the curriculum. They have developed a range of learning scenarios and activities that are integrated into the learning process and support a diverse range of learners.

This workshop will demonstrate how Web 2.0 can be used to solve some of the issues facing diverse learners in this era of Facebook. YouTube, Twitter and then some...

The concept of Web 2.0 services in addressing the tensions between formal and informal learning, and empowering learners to take responsibility for their own learning will be examined. Then, how we need to address the pedagogical needs to drive the use of Web 2.0 services and not be blinded or awed by the technology of Web 2.0, will be explored.

During the workshop participants will be able to discuss and debate different learning scenarios and activities which utilise Web 2.0 services. Web 2.0 services will be used to demonstrate these scenarios.

Participants will discuss and debate these scenarios in small groups, covering how they could be utilised within their own institutions, examining the potential conflict between formal learning scenarios and the informal learning scenarios that Web 2.0 offers.

The groups will also discuss how the pedagogy needs to drive the scenarios and not the technology and address how Web 2.0 can empower learners to take responsibility for their own learning. Each group will provide feedback through either a blog entry, an audio podcast or a video presentation. These will then be made available online to allow participants to comment and continue the discussion beyond the workshop, and also allow other conference delegates to participate in the discussion.

After the workshop, the participants will have a greater understanding of the role of Web 2.0 in addressing the digital divide.

They will have considered how Web 2.0 can help resolve the tensions between formal and informal learning; discussed how Web 2.0 technologies in themselves mustn’t drive the learning, but support the pedagogy; and debated how Web 2.0 can empower learners to take responsibility for their learning.

The participants will have presented the results of their discussion and debate, through the use of a variety of learning technologies, to other participants and to other conference delegates.

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

We could use Seesmic at the University of Huddersfield for our in service PGCE. We have over 30 Consortium Colleges delivering this provision and this could encourage collaboration between colleges, sharing teaching tips in particular subjects etc.

Jesse said...

Seesmic:

Brillant way to get quick and dirty interaction with students. Useful for demonstrations where students may not have access e.g. narrated tour of fmri scanner

Maya Shailesh said...

Share live lectures through video in Seesmic, across different campuses.

trainTraveller said...

Our comments can be found at:
http://ashleywright.org/2008/09/09/hood-20-its-a-web-20-world/

Phil Richards said...

Some possible uses for seismic:

Peer review

Language courses

Reflective diaries

How to videos

Real world examples

ALT-C Delegate said...

Video as a feedback tool for students to show the issue rather than describe the issue in text

Should we be delivering in video if we are expecting students to respond in video?

joss said...

You could use Seesmic for 'field recording' one-to-many video updates. Could be anything from business student's high street market research voxpops to agricultural students literally working 'in the field'.

ALT-C Delegate said...

use as ice breakers?

Helen said...

I thibk Seesmic is an interesting idea - I would need to think carefully why we needed the video element and how a quick flick adds value to other forms of audi and text commununication. I think student scould use it group work and peer to peer support

Helen said...

I'd need to think carefully about what the video - technology added - is it more fun or is it a tool that adds to the learning through the simultaneous auditory and visual pathways

Phil Richards said...

Can be used to enhance online materials . Great search engine for copyright free images at click here

ALT-C Delegate said...

Our group's comments are at http://www.projectwhite.com/tag/altc2008/.

ALT-C Delegate said...

I am working in Public Health and concerned about confidentiality. Can you assure that only your students have access to photos?

Cheryl said...

Flickr - could be used by art or architecture students to comment on sculptures or buildings. Students out in the field could post photos for others to comment on/label with regard to its different features..?

ALT-C Delegate said...

use for caption competition.

ALT-C Delegate said...

could open accessibility if students are invited to submit in any format. Dyslexic student uses video, student with stammer user written text etc

Cheryl said...

Twitter - Hashtags let you aggregate different peoples' tweets on a particular topic onto one page - so all the students in a lecture could be microblogging in real time using their mobile phones - would be a great way to facilitate questions and peer support...

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Cheryl said...

example of use of hashtags and twitter at the Jisc 08 conference is at http://hashtags.org/tag/jisc08/

trainTraveller said...

Twitter etc..
Practice summarising skills...140 characters only, useful skill to have for technical writing, applications, interviews.

By Ashley and John (Ncl Uni) @ ALT-C

trainTraveller said...

http://qik.com/

Quick and easy way to publish video on the web at low cost

Implication and uses:

1. Live events/lectures. Cheap alternative to webcasting?
2. At Newcastle we use a lecture/event capture package by echo360 (Lectopia). Branded as ReCap (www.ncl.ac.uk/recap) Poster stand 13….see you there!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous session James - thanks very much : )

trainTraveller said...

Thanks for the session James.

Ashley Wright