Web 2.0 for Collaboration and Learning

Web 2.0 for Collaboration and Learning is a new course which has been set up in order to encourage participants to experiment and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are reshaping the way we use information on the Internet today.

The objectives are to:
  • encourage exploration of Web 2.0 and new technologies
  • provide colleagues with new tools (that are freely available on the Internet) to better support the work of the College and the University
The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity to:
  1. learn about collaborative learning - by participating in collaborative learning;
  2. learn about WebCT - (you got it!) by using WebCT;
  3. explore new technologies (that'll be Web 2.0, then) to find novel approaches to personal productivity, communication and learning.
The course lasts for six weeks and is tutor-supported. Upon completion, particpants will:
  • be able to work collaboratively
  • understand WebCT from a student's perspective and
  • have developed a strategy for incorporating Web 2.0 approaches into their own professional practice.
You can take a look at the course syllabus and the course blog.

Comments

  1. This is a brilliant idea and I think it will be a great success. It's important to introduce people with a hands-on experience rather than abstract theory which intimidates. After all, this is the essence of the whole 'embed & contextualise' mantra, is it not? Good luck, I will be watching this space ;-)

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  2. That's really kind - thank you! I agree with your comment about embedding, too, and would say further that success depends a great deal upon collaboration and sharing (at all levels) rather than isolated individuals beavering away reinventing wheels we've already got plenty of...:-)

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  3. Hi! I am a real-life course participant and so far it is just what i was looking for - it's a great way to get people involved in new technologies that they would be too scared to try out on their own. Will post more as the course continues!

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  4. Look forward to your feedback - thanks! :-)

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  5. I have now completed the course and found it extremely useful and enjoyable. It presents Web 2.0 in a clear and accessible way, and gives students a chance to explore and develop learning in their own time. Working with the other students on the course, we began to see the potential for using various tools as part of learning and teaching within the university. We can see Web 2.0 being an important and useful way to move forward, that both students and staff can benefit from.

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  6. Thank you! However, I must point out that the tutor was blessed with some particularly excellent students.

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