Chapter 7 Web 2.0 Learning Environments in Distance Learning

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  • 1. Chapter 7 Web 2.0 Learning Environments in Distance LearningBy Amal Alshehri

2. Outline: Disruptive Innovation Current Use of Course Management System Software and Web 2.0 Constructs for Web 2.0 Learning Environments Personal Learning Space The Strengths and weaknesses of Web 2.0 Tools Professional Development Key Principles For Leaders To Know. 3. Disruptive Innovation An innovation that, by its implementation, disrupts the status quo. 4. Disruptive Innovation to create educational opportunities that are: Effective Affordable Accessible 5. The net generation and distance learning:They are fundamentally differ from previous generations in in the way they process information, communicate, and learn. 6. Web 2.0 It is a technologies support, encourage, and provide Web space for content published by the user rather than the Web site designer or developer. Web 2.0 disrupts current distance learning technology such as course management system software CMS, LMS , blackboard moodle etc. 7. Constructs For Web 2.0 Learning Environments: Cognitive/scripts Social/actors Networking/stages Integration/acting 8. District Structure and Processes: Web 2.0 technology emphasizes the fundamental shift from information to communication, Architecture of Learning: A key characteristic of Web 2.0 is user participation. 9. ActivityIntegrating web 2.0 tools to support distance learning has several weaknesses and strengths Group 1 weaknesses page 140 Group 2 strengths page 138 10. Personal Learning Space: Quiz/informal assessmentsContent with discussionsSharing Virtual meetingsSocial interactionSocial communication, 11. Professional DevelopmentThree major steps are critical in teacher technology training. (1) Online teachers must become performers, those who can facilitate online students to manage their individual learning spaces. This means online teachers would employ Web 2.0 technologies before assigning students to do so. (2) Districts should assist teachers with identifying a purpose for adopting Web 2.0 technologies so they know how to design their curriculum effectively and then how to assess this innovation. (3) Districts should assist teachers with relating Web 2.0 technologies to the goals of the course and help show how they fit in and benefit students. 12. Key Principles For Leaders To Know 13. Provide training to teachers so they understand correctly that online learningtechnology is to deliver knowledge and skills, not just content. Encourage teachers and students to build differentiation/personalized learning. Allow and encourage teachers and students to take control of their own data tocreate personal learning environments. Allow and empower teachers to organize their learning model via participation, creating, editing, organizing, retrieving, and tagging contents. Schools should provide multiple Web 2.0 tools, but they may have duplicate functions to allow teachers to select their own tools. Schools should update and identify new software to support teachers. Integrate various Web 2.0 tools to create and foster a healthy social learning community for teachers to learn from each other and exchange effective online technology strategies.

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