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Hood 2.1 - it’s still a Web 2.0 World out there

0221 ALTC 2009

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I am going to provide links, but in the meantime Google is your friend. Here are the sites and gadgets I demonstrated in my Hood 2.1 Workshop.

Google Docs
Remember the Milk

Pogo Printer

James Clay
11:30 on 13 September 2009

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James Clay
7:38am 4 September 2009 (Edited 12:07pm 16 September 2009)

Following on from the success of the Hood 2.0 Workshop at ALT-C last year, at this years ALT-C I shall be running another workshop, Hood 2.1 – it’s still a Web 2.0 World out there.



Web 2.0 is exciting and innovative, with new services appearing almost daily. These services can incorporate social networking, video and audio production, sharing, collaboration and user-created content. Some will be useful for providing information and entertainment, some will allow us to create innovative learning activities.

This stimulating and interactive workshop will explore new Web 2.0 services that can be used to solve some of the issues facing learners.

Ideas to be explored

During the workshop participants will be shown different learning scenarios and activities that utilise a range of new and exciting Web 2.0 services.

It is expected that the workshop will utilise the newest and most exciting Web 2.0 services out there, but could include: the use of for fieldwork; using Jing to create learning resources and web reviews; and using ipadio to allow learners to create a series of work-based podcasts.

Participants will discuss and debate the Web 2.0 service and the scenarios in small groups, covering how they could be utilised within their own institutions.

The groups will also discuss how the pedagogy needs to drive the scenarios and not the technology, and address how Web 2.0 can empower learners to take responsibility for their own learning. Each group will provide feedback through either a blog entry, an audio podcast or a video presentation. These will then be made available online to allow further comment and discussion beyond the workshop, and also allow other conference delegates to participate.

Intended outcomes

The participants will have a greater understanding of the innovative role of Web 2.0 to support.They will have considered how Web 2.0 can be used to redesign the pedagogy, the curriculum, and assessment methods to secure a substantial positive impact on learning.

The participants will have presented the results of their discussion to other participants and to other delegates through the use of a variety of learning technologies and Web 2.0 services. This will allow them to understand which services are innovations of true value, rather than mere fads.

Gráinne Conole
11:59am 13 September 2009

Great thanks James, btw we are meeting the graphics designer this week so should be able to solve issue re: narrow columns/embedded images/video.

Sarah Horrigan
1:23pm 17 September 2009

I asked on Twitter for people's favourite web 2.0 tools in education and James highlighted Etherpad.  Off the back of that suggestion, I used Etherpad in a staff development session for a collaborative writing exercise and it went down a storm! Our workshop was on writing online course materials and we got participants to work in pairs editing a piece of text for web delivery.  It went down a storm and we also came up with various other uses for Etherpad within the VLE - the fact that you don't need to sign up for an account and there's a built in chat facility to each pad, plus great version tracking and the ability to export in a number of different formats fired people's imaginations!

Thanks for the inspiration to use it, James!

Gráinne Conole
5:28pm 17 September 2009

I'd not heard of etherpad - thanks Sarah will take a look, nice to have your account of how you used it, that's just the kind of shared practice and stories we were hoping we'd get on here!

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