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The project and primary contacts
We have obtained funding from the Higher Education Academy to develop a review of the literature pertaining to: The uses of Web 2.0 in higher education. The primary contacts for the project are Prof. Grainne Connole and Dr Giota Alevizou, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University. Emails: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Participate using Cloudworks
We are using Cloudworks as a place to share awareness of, and critically evaluate relevant literature, but also to elicit views, ideas, and experiences surrounding the use of Web 2.0 in Higher Education. The resultant Cloudscape will be referenced in the final report to the HEA and in appreciation of your contributions, you will be acknowledged explicitly in the report in the form of quotations. All comments will be subject to a Creative Commons Attribution licence. In part, this is a self-reflective exercise in that we want to see how this cloudscape evolves as an example of web 2.0 practice in the HE context. The initial cloud representating the state of the review and some initial references is below.
A series of questions have been posted to assist in framing the sharing of pertinent literature, as well as experiences. They have been added as Clouds at the bottom of this page, click on a question to view, contribute a reference and participate in the discussion. You will first have to register with Cloudworks, but this is a quick process and free of charge. More information about the site can be found here. Once you have registered, email alerts will be sent to you when someone contributes to a Cloud you are following.
- Relevant clouds/scapes are also hyperlinked below the questions
- Twitter hash tag #HEweb2review
- Twatterkeeper http://twapperkeeper.com/HEweb2review
Clouds in this Cloudscape
- Blog post: The history and evolution of social media (5 comments)
- Digital tools to build research networks and communities (4 comments)
- Horizon Report 2010 (Preview and full Report) (8 comments)
- Is there a Net generation coming to university?
- Is twitter killing blogging? (49 comments)
- Keynote: Charles Leadbeater at the JISC online conference 2009 (5 comments)
- Literacy (19 comments)
- Literature review of use of Web 2.0 in HE (17 comments)
- New literacies (2 comments)
- New pedagogies (11 comments)
- Q1: Is there evidence of productive and creative use of web 2.0 in HE? (1 comment)
- Q2: What are the barriers and enablers to the use of web 2.0 in HE?
- Q3: what are the barriers to sharing learning experiences and teaching ideas in a public space?
- Q4: why has general web 2.0 practice not translated well/extensively into an HE context? (21 comments)
- Q5: Web 2.0 tools for building 'pedagogical wraparounds' in OERs?
- Spatial Citizenship
- Teaching with Twitter: From tweeting to learning
- The use of Twitter in Academia (1 comment)
- Tools for digital researchers (29 comments)
- Twitter and the Moral Maze (14 comments)
- Twitter course
- Using Twitter for learning and teaching (5 comments)
- Using twitter in academia
- Using twitter with students (40 comments)
- Web 2.0 sites (7 comments)
- Web 2.0 sites for researchers, teachers and learners (4 comments)
- What will the university of tomorrow look like? (33 comments)
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