Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning

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A 'Crash Course' to get you started with social media and web 2.0 for learning and teaching. Today there are thousands of exciting learning tools to explore, but sadly most teachers do not have the time to explore all, or figure out which ones to use. This presentation (and workshop) focuses on several of the most essential learning tools that we can use to facilitate learning and build an effective personal learning environment and network. Supporting Website:


  • 1. Zaid Ali Alsagoff This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0.
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  • 7. Function in a global economy for job success in the 21st century. Access, analyze, process, and communicate information. Function creatively and innovatively. Work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds. Work as a team member. Use information technology tools effectively. Engage in continuous, independent learning. Source:
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  • 9. Degree of Information Connectivity The eXtended Web Web x.0 Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011 Web 3.0 Semantic Web Meta Web Connects knowledge Connects intelligence Web 1.0 Web 2.0 The Web Social Web Connects information Connects people Degree of Social Connectivity
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  • 19. RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. It is a web page with a .xml file type that can be subscribed to and read by a newsreader (aggregator). The aggregator will find the new content and display it when it becomes available. Newsreaders (sometimes called aggregators) are very easy to find and use (stand alone applications or through a web browser). In essence, it is content that comes to you, instead of having to search for it. It will save you an infinite amount of time. Source:
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  • 22. Mission1. Find a feed (e.g. blog).2. Find the RSS link.3. Copy the URL or link.4. Go to Google Reader.5. Click on Add Subscription.6. Paste in the link.7. Organize the new feed into your folders or subject structure.
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  • 25. Socialbookmarking is a method for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata (tags). Folksonomy (from folk + taxonomy) is the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content. Source:
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  • 28. 1. Great for groups researching a topic together or an instructor that wants to share great websites they have found. 2. Others can subscribe to your bookmarks or individual tags and receive them whenever the publisher adds a new bookmark. 3. Create working bibliographies for projects by ensuring they share a common tag. 4. Build lists of resources with fellow students/ teachers (decide on common tags first). 5. Create a network with friends or fellow club members with whom you share an interest. 6. Spend a few minutes planning how youll tag so that your tags are consistent (remember no spaces within tags!) Plural vs singular Teachers names / course names7. Clean up your tags periodically using the delete and rename tag functions. Adapted from:
  • 29. MISSION1. Sign up for your own account.2. Install the two buttons in your browser.3. Surf the web and find at least two (2) sites you want to bookmark.4. Add them to your delicious bookmarks by clicking the "Tag" button and then enter the title, description and tags (optional but recommended).
  • 30. Today there is a new wave of social bookmarking tools in the name of Social Curation, which are empowered with some really innovative collaborative sharingtools to make sense of the overloaded web by organizing discoveries and resources into mind-stimulating topics, stories, collections, etc.. Zaid Ali Alsagoff Source:
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  • 34. A blog (short of weblog) is a website, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse- chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog. Source:
  • 35. 1. Reflect your teaching and learning experiences.2. Group projects to co-produce content.3. Build a class newsletter.4. Post latest Industrial-related trends and news.5. Post materials and resources.6. Host online discussions.
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  • 42. 1. Create an account.2. Name your blog.3. Select your template.
  • 43. MISSION1. Customize your blog layout.2. Set comment moderation settings.3. Create and publish a post.4. Add a link (URL).5. Add a picture.6. Embed a video.7. Add a gadget.
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  • 45. A form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates(usually 140 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed byanyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user.
  • 46. 1. Share ideas, experiences, news and links.2. Follow experts, subjects or learning domains.3. Follow/Create course/topic related #hashtags.4. Build learning communities.5. Chunked perfectly for mobile learning.6. Conversational learning beyond the classroom.
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  • 53. MISSION1. Sign up for a Twitter account.2. Customize your profile page.3. Write your first tweet.4. Find people to follow.5. Send someone a tweet.6. Retweet someone elses tweet.7. Share a web link (URL).8. Create a #hashtag (for your course).9. Use a Twitter client (e.g TweetDeck).
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  • 55. Facebook is a social utility that helpspeople communicatemore efficiently with their friends, families and coworkers. Source:!/press/info.php?execbios
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  • 58. Social Learning (Facebook) Formal Learning (LMS) Informal Lecture Notes Easy-to-Use Discussions Sharing Assignments Communication Quizzes Collaboration Grades Communities Interest Groups Mobile Always Connected!
  • 59. Groups PagesClosed Groups Open CommunitiesCourses Promotion & BrandingProjects Products Ideas CelebritiesAlumni Self-Promotion
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