Learning Through Web 2.

0 Social Technologies

March 2012 University of Northern Colorado Kangdon Lee

I. Trends of Web II. Definition of Web 2.0 III. Educational Dimensions of Web 2.0 IV. Features of Web 2.0 V. Learning theories of Web 2.0 VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0 VII. Conclusion and Prospects

I. Trends of Web
• Everything Can Be Done on the Web

I. Trends of Web
• Webs Can Communicate Themselves

Image of Semantic Web (Web 3.0)

II. Definition of Web 2.0
• A web platform where;
• • applications are built on the web opens for everyone as a creator and a consumer

Tim O’Reilly (2005)

• A web system that;
• • pursues the decentralized web concept empowers the web users to participate in as a creator
(Anderson, 2007)

III. Dimensions of Web 2.0
• Learning
• Supporting and facilitating tools and environments

• Teaching
• Providing authentic and instantaneous resources

• Evaluating (Feedback)
• Tracking, monitoring, backchannel communicating, and feedback

IV. Features of Web 2.0
• Advantages
• • • • • Great affordances Easy to use with little technical training Information collector and sharing repository Participatory and collaborative The nature of continuity

IV. Features of Web 2.0
• Challenges
• • • • Longevity of Web 2.0 services Difficulties in being up-to-date of applications Overloads in teaching and learning capacities Distractions unnecessary for educational purposes

Refresh your brain

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDmdmqzZKBI Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epzMouA365E

V. Learning Theories of Web 2.0
• Social Learning Theory
• Reciprocal Determinism • Behavior Environment
Motivational beliefs, Perceptions, Values, Emotions, Meanings

Observational Learning Theory • • • • • Attention Retention Reproduction Motivation Self-regulation
Environmental factors

Reciprocal Determinism

V. Learning Theories of Web 2.0
• Constructivism
• Learners’ own concept constructing based on previous skills and knowledge

Individual: Individuals construct meaning out of what they already know and via interactions with environment (Piaget, 1970). Social: Groups or cultures construct meaning together out of what group or culture already knows and experiences (Vygotsky, 1978).

V. Learning Theories of Web 2.0
• Active (Experiential) Learning Theory
• • • Ask questions by participating and collaborating Control educational resources by analyzing and creating Receive responses by considering and reconstructing

V. Learning Theories of Web 2.0
• Connectivism
• Learning theory that reflects learning needs, principles, and processes in this knowledge- and network-based era. • • • Creating connections Interacting with other entities Expanding more connections with open participations

VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0
1. Social Networking
• Group Communication • • Class project Peer connection

Professional Development • • Professional communication Pursuit of personal interest

VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0
2. Social Reading
• Group Discourse • • Class reading Group discussion

Personal cloud library • • Virtual bookshelf Reading anywhere anytime

VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0
3. Social Bookmarking
• Searching web knowledge & Sharing new experiences

VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0
4. Idea Building
• Concept mapping • • • Organizing ideas Visual representation

Note-taking/Memo • • Taking notes every moment Co-editing & sharing

Idea visualization • • Idea sketching Collaborative visualization

VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0
5. Social Collaboration
• Documentation • • • Real time collaboration Co-creating & co-editing

Visual collaboration • • Video conferencing Screen sharing & co-editing

Collaboration management • • Project management GTD (Get Things Done)

VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0
6. Outcome Representation
• Creating Online Presentation • • • Producing presentation online Uploading existing presentation

Presenting Online • • Presenting and demonstration Inserting audio explanation

Sharing with others • • Sharing through SNSs & emails Viewable or downloadable

VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0
7. Media sharing
• Transferring media & Sharing files (folders)

VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0
8. Useful Web 2.0 tools in education
• Search & Find • • • Academic search engine Specialized search engine

Audio & Video Recording • • Audio (Voice) recording Web cam video recording

Screen Capture & Recording • • Computer screen capture Computer screen recording

VI. Contextual examples of Web 2.0
9. Useful Web 2.0 tools in education
• Media Converter • • • Converting media Audio, video, documents, etc.

Web Page Creation • • One click web page creating No need to know html, etc.

Self-Publishing • • Creating your own book Publishing online & other forms

VII. Conclusion
• New learners in the era of social technologies
• • • • • More self-directed Better equipped to obtain information More reliant on interactions with others More inclined to collaborate with peers More oriented to be critical creators
Education Trends | Featured News  John K. Waters—13 December 2011

• Two ways to be New Learner
• • Make the best use of Web 2.0 social technologies Improve media literacies in digital knowledge age

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