Day two Personalised Learning Environments and Web 2.0 Overview Examples Connected learning environments Life long learning Instructional design New technologies User choice Web 2.0 Blogs RSS Wiki Del.icio.us Flickr
Personalised Learning Environments (PLEs) Learners take control of and manage their own learning. Learners: set their own learning goals manage their learning; managing both content and process communicate with others in the process of learning (adapted from a definition by Mark van Harmelen, JuneMark van Harmelen 2006).
Connected learning environments Connected learning is based on three principles: Connection: Investigation, development and deployment of Internet-enabled technologies to connect people who have a goal i.e. education, personal interest, investigation Experimentation : learning by doing in a safe, trusted environment Learner-Centered: A greater degree of self- determination and customisation of the experience particularly in education
Beyond the existing oral traditions Source: A nation transformed by information Alfred Chandler & James Cortada
Examples Connected learning community Networked learning Online mentoring network TeacherConnect
Life long learning is the concept that "It's never too soon or too late for learning is attitudinal; that one can and should be open to new ideas, decisions, skills or behaviours. Lifelong learning throws the axiom "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" out the door. provides learning opportunities at all ages and in numerous contexts: at work, at home and through leisure activities, not just through formal channels eLearning
Learning design Most important aspect Need to design learning experiences that: Target group Content Use of technology Blended approach Resources Journal of Learning Design Constructivist Learning Design
Learning design Sequence of collaborative of learning activities Can incorporate single learner content, but also collaborative tasks such as discussion, voting, small group debate, etc Can be stored, re-used, customised
Examples of stored learning designs and software University of Wollongong Learning Activity Management System Learning Activity Management System
Source: Dalziel 2004 New technologies
User choice How they learn What they learn When they learn Who they learn with What are you doing?
Web 2.0 could be described as: the transition from isolated information silos to sources of content and functionality a social phenomenon of creating and distributing Web content, characterised by open communication, decentralisation of authority, freedom to share and re-use An increase in the economic value of the web.
Web 1.0 (1993-2003) Pretty much HTML pages viewed through a browser Web 2.0 (2003- beyond) Web pages, plus a lot of other content shared over the web, with more interactivity; more like an application than a page ReadModeWrite & Contribute PagePrimary Unit of content Post / record staticStatedynamic Web browserViewed through Browsers, RSS Readers, anything Client ServerArchitectureWeb Services Web CodersContent Created by Everyone geeksDomain ofmass amatuerization Cuene 2005
Issues less under the control of specialised web designers and closer to the concept of the web as a democratic, personal, and DIY medium of communication. Empowers the individual and provides an outlet for the 'voice of the voiceless'; or it elevates the amateur to the detriment of professionalism, expertise and clarity. It is not a product or object, but a concept that describes certain aspirations or internet tendencies.
Location User individuality Personalisation Device pocketability Small Screen Micro payments Battery Awareness Size Weight 3 rd Party applications Blogs Recommendation RSS SMS Cross media services Games, gambling Audio video content Information Icon, logo, ringtones Music AJAX Open API Convergence IM Podcasting Navigation Search Affiliation wikis Folksonomy Mashup Participation Web 2.0 Mobile Web 2.0 The long tail Social software Remixability tags Meta Voice Sync
Web 2.0 Startups
Blogs A blog is an online presence in the form of a personal diary, website or collaborative space. Reshaped the web, impacted on politics and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others. It is believed that over 50 million people are Blogging worldwide and this is increasing. Very easy to create, and edit In teaching and learning they can be used to create a virtual classroom very simply without having any skills in web development.
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RSS RSS is referred to as Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary This tool is used to feed information about resources on the World Wide Web (www) It helps make use of the richness of the www automatically feed information from your favourite websites; and share great resources with others.
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Wiki A is a type of web site that allows you to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring
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Del.icio.us The website del.icio.us (pronounced as "delicious") is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks.social bookmarking The site came online in late 2003 and was founded by Joshua Schachter.
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Flickr Flickr is a way to share your photos, with Flickr you can: Show off your favourite photos to the world Blog the photos you take with a cameraphone Securely and privately show photos to your friends and family around the world Basic accounts are free!
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Day two Summary Overview Examples Connected learning environments Life long learning Instructional design New technologies User choice Web 2.0 Blogs RSS Wiki Del.icio.us Flickr