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This presentation is on "Web 2.0 Tools for Effective Teaching/Learning Experience" It was presented in workshop at VPMP Polytechnic Institute, KSKV Univeristy, Gandhinagar. Gujarat.

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Enhancing Learning through Technology

Enhancing Learning through Technology Web 2.0 Tools 4 Effective Teaching/Learning Experience

VPMP Polytechnic Institute, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India)12/19/20091Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityThe movement in this workshop is from theosis to praxis . . .Best results are generated at the end of the day, only if best ideas are generated at the beginning of the day.12/19/20092Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityQuestionsWhat is web 2.0 tools?What to enhance?What is teaching-learning experience?How to use tools?How to enhance teaching learning experience?WHY ???

12/19/20093Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityI. Why? Learning StylesNo two individuals are similar, neither in their teaching nor in the learning styles. Each and every class is unanimously a class of mixed- ability. The IQ test of the class (or for that matter any such tests) may display common ability among the class/group but psychologically all have different abilities in their learning.12/19/20094Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityThe Psychological Types as described by C. G. Jung and Myers-Briggs Type indicator - which divides personality types along four dimensions: introvert-extrovert, sensing-intuitive, thinking-feeling, and perceiving-judging. (Jung, 1921 & Myers, 1998)

12/19/20095Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityAs and when the Personality type theory is applied to the educational phenomenon, it has substantiated the existence of a variety of learning styles (and complementary teaching styles).12/19/20096Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityNo single learning style is appropriate for everyone.While some students assimilate visual information best, others prefer auditory information. While some students prefer information to be structured as facts about things, others prefer a structure based on relationships among things. While some students prefer starting with first principles and using deductive reasoning, others prefer starting with examples and using inductive approaches. (Sivilloti and Pike, 2007).

12/19/20097Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityThree types of learners:From the perspective of personality type theory, the edu-researchers have identified three main types of learners, viz. visual, auditory and tactile / kinesthetic.

12/19/20098Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityLearning StylesA. Visual (65%):B. Auditory (30%)C. Kinesthetic / tactile learner (5%)

12/19/20099Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityII. WHY? Technology???Bcoz change is the species of lifeEvery new age has its own problems and has to solve them The journey from the symbolic language of pre-historical man to the symbolic language of e-Modern teacherAdvancement form Oral Spoken word to written word writing is also a techniqueFour major advances in pedagogy

12/19/200910Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityThe BlackboardThe inventor or introducer of the blackboard deserves to be ranked among the best contributors to learning and science, if not among the great benefactors of mankind.Josiah Bumstead -1841.From Waynes introduction to the WikiEducator Project. http://www.wikieducator.org/User:Pschlicht

12/19/200911Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityThe Printing PressJohannes Gutenberg inventor of European technology of printing

12/19/200912Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityThe Motion PictureThe motion picture is the most revolutionary instrument introduced into education since the printing press.Hoban 1940.http://www.wikieducator.org/User:Pschlicht

12/19/200913Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityTelevisionIt now seems clear, however, that television offers the greatest opportunity for the advancement of education since the introduction of printing by movable type.Stoddard 1957.http://www.wikieducator.org/User:Pschlicht

12/19/200914Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityComputers and InternetThe impact of computers on society, and hence on education, has been compared to that of movable type and the printing press since Gutenberg.Caffrey and Mossman 1967http://www.wikieducator.org/User:Pschlicht

12/19/200915Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityHow well are we doing, given all these technological innovations in education?

Even today, the number of kids not going to school is larger than kids going to the schoolsCAN WE MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE???

12/19/200916Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityIII. WHY? Research on pedagogyMin Liu, Zena Moore, Leah Graham, Shinwoong Lee A Look at the Research on Computer-based Technology Use in Second Language Learning Review of Literature 1990-2000.21 Journals and 246 ArticlesTwo Research in USA and UKTwo research in Gujarat Kadi Uni.12/19/200917Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityResearch in UK UniversitiesGoodwyn, A., et al., 1997. The future curriculum in English and IT: how teachers and student teachers view the relationship. Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education, 6(3), pp. 227-240.A study of student teachers of English from three universities in England to establish what their attitudes were towards ICT and to identify key influences on their practice and their thinking. The study suggests that these students have a broader view of literacy than is currently predominant in schools and this view positively embraces the role of ICT in literacy.Findings suggest that this cohort of newly qualified English teachers have a positive and committed attitude towards the use of ICT in the current and future literacy curriculum. (UK)12/19/200918Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityResearch in AmericaKarchmer, R., 2001. The journey ahead: thirteen teachers report how the internet influences literacy and literacy instruction in their K-12 classrooms. Reading Research Quarterly, 36 (4),pp. 442-466.This report explores ICT-literate primary and secondary teachers' perceptions of how the internet has or has not changed the way they taught reading and writing in their classrooms.Findings indicated that the teachers viewed the internet's influence on reading and writing as an extension of traditional literacy skills but had difficulties finding internet materials written for a range of reading levels. Teachers were teaching skills of evaluating internet materials in more depth and at a much earlier stage. (USA)12/19/200919Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityResearch in Gujarat Kadi UniversityIMPACT OF CALL MATERIALS IN TEACHING ENGLISH GRAMMAR AT HIGH SECONDARY LEVEL Mehul RanaExperiments with some ICT tools to enhance communication skill among undergraduate students of Business Administration Jitendra Vaghela

12/19/200920Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityFindings:The results asserted that the possibilities of computer technology as a tool could include increasing language learnersSelf-esteemVocational preparednessLanguage proficiencyOverall academic skills12/19/200921Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityAnswers to WHY?1. Learning Styles2. Technological advancements3. Pedagogical research

Most importantly: GER 9% of Gujarat; 11% IndiaIf we want it to be @ 25% - imagine how many colleges, universities, teachers, support staff will be required..!!..!!

12/19/200922Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityBenefits of ICT in TELLMemoryUnderstandingCognition of ideaDissemination of learningDelivery of contentAffects larger group of studentscollaborativeness-------------- infinity ..12/19/200923Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityJust as the secret of wisdom is hidden in philosophy. That of human actions in History. That of Art in CriticismSimilarly, modern educational pedagogy is in practical usage of Web 2.0 Tools12/19/200924Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityLet us now list some of the web 2.0 tolls useful in enhancing L-S-R-W SkillsGenre of Tools:Blog text/audio/videoe-GroupsDiscussion ForumsWikisSocial networkingLMS/CMS

12/19/200925Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar UniversityTools for specific purposeWeb 2.0 Tools for TeacherRef: Nik Peechys Blog10 Web tools for English teacher12/19/200926Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar University1.Tokbox:a synchronous and asynchronous video conferencing and communication tool.www.tokbox.com

12/19/200927Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar University2. a tool for the creation of web based audio discussion threadswww.voxpop.com

12/19/200928Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar University3. the web based pronunciation dictionary, works and what it can offer teachers and learners.www.forvo.com

12/19/200929Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar University4. a tool for the creation of web based dictation activitieswww.listen-and-write.com

12/19/200930Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar University5. the web based video activity creation tool www.eslvideo.com

12/19/200931Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar University6. a web based tool for creating online presentationswww.280slides.com

12/19/200932Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar University7. a very simple tool for creating animated movieshttp://www.dfilm.com/live/moviemaker.html

12/19/200933Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbarad@gmail.com: Bhavnagar University8. A web based 'sticky notes' notice-boardwww.wallwisher.com

12/19/200934Dr. Dilip Barad: dilipbar