Leveraging Web 2.0 Tools to Engage Students

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November 13, 2008 Presentation at IST Peer Group Meeting in Abingdon, VA

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  • 1. E XTENDED L EARNING I NSTITUTE Kim Monti Instructional Designer Nantana Wongtanasirikul Instructional Designer
  • 2.
    • Who we are, what we do
    • Why collaboration?
    • Web 2.0 tools we use to promote collaboration
    • Lessons learned and next phase with tool
    • Whats next with ELI, Web 2.0, and collaboration
  • 3.
    • Extended Learning Institute
    • Offered distance education for over 30 years
    • Fastest growing area in NOVA
    • Moving from print-based to online courses
    • Moving from self-paced to collaborative work
  • 4.
    • Collaboration promotes:
      • Development of critical thinking skills
      • Co-creation of knowledge and meaning
      • Reflection
      • Transformative learning
            • Pallof, R.M. & Pratt, K. (2005). Collaborating online: Learning together in community . San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • 5.
    • Collaboration helps build community
    • Learners become engaged with their online community
    • Increased engagement =
      • motivation
      • student success
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    • Encourages learner-centered environment
    • Promotes interaction & networking
    • Encourages creativity
    • Addresses different learning styles
  • 8.
    • Simple interaction discussion
      • Discussion forums
      • Instant Messenger
      • VOIP
      • Blogs
    • Complex interaction group projects
      • YouTube
      • Wikis
      • Google Apps
  • 9.
  • 10. Tip: Have students post their username on their profile; Create GROUP in Skype to sort students by course.
  • 11.
    • Not many students interested in using chat with their instructors
    • Create special group projects, exam review
    • Give extra credit for participating
  • 12. Tip: Encourage students to invite their friends and family to their blogs
  • 13.
    • Difficult to keep track of each students contribution
    • Have students leave comments on Blogs
  • 14. Tip: Keep it short and sweet
  • 15.
    • You cannot control the content
    • Using Viddler ( http://www.viddler.com )
    • Optional tool for students to use for presentations, class assignments
  • 16.
  • 17. Tip: Create a username and password where entire class posts.
  • 18.
    • Some students found posting their videos difficult
    • Give students additional options to share videos beyond YouTube
    • Provide clear guidelines and examples
    • Additional materials required (webcam)
  • 19.
      • Tip: Collaborate together towards an end goal such as a project, paper, or presentation
  • 20.
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    • Use for brainstorming, not for final drafts
    • Group evaluation/Peer critique
  • 22. Tip: Consider to turn on/off the notification email
  • 23.
    • Students delete each others work
    • Set up wiki space for students
    • Incorporate synchronous communication
    • Guidelines for interaction in tool
    • Enable notification in tools
    • Group evaluation
  • 24. So many tools, so little time. Please dont overwhelm me
  • 25.
    • Set the Stage
    • Create the Environment
    • Model the Process
    • Guide the Process
    • Evaluate the Process
            • Pallof, R.M. & Pratt, K. (2005). Collaborating online: Learning together in community . San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • 26.
    • View the video case study
    • Working in team
    • Elect one person as the moderator
    • Guide the process
    • Evaluate
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    • For links to all of the tools mentioned today (and more!):
      • http://del.icio.us/eliid/ist
    • If you have any questions, please contact:
      • Nantana: [email_address]
      • Kim: [email_address]