Our Web 2.0 explorations during Weeks One, Two and Three are based on ideas in the article, Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever by Arthur Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann.
Week One: Can you hear me now? Exploring Web 2.0 Tools for Communication.In Week One, we will explore the first of the seven principles, "Good Practice Encourages Contacts Between Students and Faculty." Communicating effectively through words and writing in diverse environments using technology is one of the most important aspects of learning and growth in education. Every one of us has faced some type of communication problems in class and may have struggled sometimes to tackle them effectively in this digital age. Consider this question: What is a communication issue in your teaching environment that could be resolved by using new technologies?
Week Two: Do we have to do group work? Exploring Web 2.0 Tools for Collaboration
In Week Two, we will consider the second principle, "Good Practice Develops Reciprocity and Cooperation Among Students." Working together in a group is always a challenge. To effectively collaborate with peers in a diverse team using technology is one of the most important aspects of learning and growth in education. Every one of us has faced some type of collaboration problems in class and may have struggled sometimes to tackle them effectively in this digital age. Consider this question: What is a collaboration issue in your teaching environment that could be resolved by using new technologies?
Week Three: Another PowerPoint? Exploring Web 2.0 Tools for Creativity
In Week Three, we will look at another principle, "Good Practice Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning." Being creative is not just about creating new ideas; it is also about techniques that will help to develop, nurture and evaluate worthwhile ideas. Encouraging and inculcating creative techniques in teaching is one of the most critical aspects of learning and growth in education especially in this digital age. Consider this question: What is a creativity issue in your teaching environment that could be resolved by using new technologies?
Week Four: Oh! So That’s How It Fits Together, Utilizing My Toolbox.
In Week Four, you will apply what you have learned in a mini action research project in your classroom. Using Web 2.0 tools is not about the technology but about improving student learning. In this module, we will highlight the connections between the things you have learned and the various instructional technology standards for 21st century learners and educators. Consider this question: What are the student outcomes in each of these tool categories? In other words, what skill set do we want our students to have as they use instructional technology in accomplishing their learning objectives?
Week Five: It does not end here! Lifelong Learning
In Week Five, we will wrap things up with ways you can keep adding tools to your Web 2.0 toolbox. We will also share ideas on developing personal learning networks (PLNs) to support lifelong learning. Finally, you will finish the course with a great set of Web 2.0 tool resources to further explore and learn.
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