Final Exam

•November 11, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Final exam 

Question 1

a)

www.mibechris.pbwiki.com 

b)

c)

The religious department works together as partners with the parents to ensure deep faith, that continues from a child and maintain its growth in spirituality until a fully grown adult where they continue their faith journey after school. Majority of students in year 7 from my experience on teaching religion on my practical experience have not even considered stopping, and allowing time for praying. To allow students to get motivated in this project we made sure that the students had the freedom to choose their friends who they wanted to work with and that eased the pressure of discussing spirituality with their peers on  topic that can be embarrassing to people.  Encouraging parents to help with their child spirituality allowed positive role models to guide and help with child’s prayer time. 

Question 2  

A)

 Social constructivist emphasizes the importance of culture and context in understanding what is happening in society and constructing knowledge based on this understanding. Social Constructivism PyramidSocial constructivism emphasizes the social nature of knowledge and the belief that knowledge is constructed through social interaction and is a shared rather than an individual experience (Prawatt & Floden, 1994)diagram

        A diagrammatic representation of social constructivism in which meaning is negotiated through the social transaction of prior social experiences and current discourse.

 Knowledge is not passively received, but actively built up by cognition on the subject.

Web 2.0 is growing phenomenon in the learning world and can construct knowledge in student’s lives allowing deep learning to occur and to facilitate students learning intelligences. Here is a really good video about Web 2.0 Watch it .

Web 2. For learning Is a useful tool not only for education in the classroom but for businesses in the workforce. Encouraging students to enter themselves in a highly collaborative learning experience in which they are able to create and adapt, and extend their own knowledge using social software as personal cognitive tool is a way of accommodating for their learning intelligence.

This assessment was really helpful, as you learnt how to navigate around a Wiki, www.mibechris.pbwiki.com  and you learnt of the wikis’ educational purposes within the classroom. They are extremely useful when trying to have a collaborative project within the classroom and they can be used for a variety of purposes. Teaching students how to use technology is extremely useful, not only in school but also out of school when they try to find a job. Technology is rapidly changing, so we as teachers need to adapt and lead students into the future fully equipped with the knowledge.

B)

Creating collaboration amongst students can be encouraged by everyone coping and pasting each other Blog sites and placing them on your Blog Roll, where people can come an move on to view others Blog sites. Students can keep in contact with one another over the web where they can work together at home to complete task given by the teacher such as a group project. Working together on a group project allows collaboration with friends and social construction taking place. The teacher does not stand by and watch students explore and discover instead they may often guide students as they approach problems, encourage them to work in groups to think about issues and questions, and support them with encouragement as they tackle problems, adventures, and challenges that are rooted in real life situations that are both interesting to the students and satisfying in terms of the result of their work. Teachers thus facilitate cognitive growth and learning as do peers and members of the community.The Web 2.0 is Social Phenomenon As such,  you have to look at it behaviourally.  That means understanding how different Learning Styles engage with the web and how one uses the Web to create Tipping Points and Close Sales.  It also means you can’t use just one approach to reach all audiences”. (http://smoothspan.wordpress.com/2007/08/29/web-20-personality-types/)We present a tool supporting agile Knowledge Engineering in a pure Web environment.
It is called OntoWiki since it is close in the spirit to existing Wiki
systems. Technologically however, the OntoWiki design is independent and complementary
to conventional Wiki technologies. As such, the OntoWiki approach
differs from recently emerged strategies to integrate Wiki systems and the Semantic
Web. It is a straightforward combination
of existing Wiki systems and the Semantic Web knowledge representation
paradigms. However, we see the following obstacles:
– Usability: The main advantage of Wiki systems is their unbeatable usability.
Adding more and more syntactic possibilities counteracts ease of use for
editors.
– Redundancy: To allow the answering of real-time queries to the knowledge
base statements have to be stored additionally in a triple store. This introduces
a redundancy complicating the implementation.

C)

Making sure students use their time productively not wasting time on irrelevant web sites. Bloom and his colleagues sorted out that there were 3 domains in which we learn. They are;

  1. Affective – feelings, preferences, and values
  2. Cognitive – thinking, getting, evaluating, and synthesizing information
  3. Psycho- motor – physical and perceptual activities and skills.

Applying these management theories as a foundation to child’s learning will create management methods useful in the classroom. 

Vygotsky had a big impact on the modern world with his strong emphasis on the learning world of social learning in the classroom, “Emphasis is growing on the teacher’s use of multiple epistemology’s, to maintain dialectic tension between teacher guidance and student-initiated exploration, as well as between social learning and individual learning. Constructivism-related strategies such as these are starting to be used more often in science and mathematics classrooms, but perhaps not surprisingly, have been common for a longer time in humanities subjects like social studies and communication”  Allowing to accommodate the different learning intelligence through social interaction is vital for the management in the classroom.

http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/index.php/Social_Constructivists’_Approach_to_Classroom_Discipline

 You can learn more about Vygotsky by looking at this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_205mQSLcA

D)

Ensuring higher levels of Blooms There are 6 levels to Bloom’s taxonomy,

  1. Knowledge – a recall of data, expresses the natural urge to recall previously learned material. So knowledge or being told can be foundation for a lot of learning. It provides a foundation for higher level thinking, but it is internal in nature. Learning new information about web 2.0 at a concrete level e.g. learning visually on a computer.
  2. Comprehension – the ability to grasp meaning, explain, restate ideas, means understanding the basic information and translating, interpreting and extrapolating it. Allan allowed us to see what we know and had to create a Blog using everything that he taught us.
  3. Application – using learned material in new situations, involves using ideas, information, and skills to solve problems, then selecting and applying them appropriately. Creating learning project allowed us to apply what we have learnt on an on line assignment.

Blooms Taxonomy

4.             Analysis – suggests separating items, or separate material into component parts and show relationships. Also to examine and overlook what is on out Blog page and there is even a space where u can comment on the page for other to critique.

5.         Synthesis – suggests the ability to create separate ideas to form new relationships. Synthesis involves creating ideas and knowledge in a new and unique form. This is where innovation truly takes place.

6.           Evaluation – the ability to judge the worth of the material against the stated criteria will show  itself. Evaluation involves renewing and asserting evidence, facts, and ideas, then making appropriate statements and judgments.

Here is a video of Blooms taxonomy

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=blooms+taxonomy

Here is a cognitive diagram on Blooms Taxonomy Blomm Cognitive diagram

Benjamin Bloom Blooms Taxonomy was created by Benjamin Bloom

Picture of taxonomy

http://ourwebcast.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/bloom_taxonomy.jpg Taxonomy

 

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Hello world!

•August 9, 2007 • 3 Comments

Web 2.0 is essentially an increasing range of software that supports a variety of technologies for open and collaborative communication, learning, and creativity. Discuss. Web 2.0 is a range of software that is being updated, that can be used for a diversity of things. It is innovative, useful knowledge and collaborative communication within friendship groups, but most importantly within education. Which “aim to facilitate collaboration and sharing between users” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2) Web 2.0 has been described at the …The living web (newsweek, 4.3.2006) Web 2 goes beyond the point of just searching for information and receiving e-mails. It is having the ability to use the software programs that are available from the World Wide Web. Where Web 2.0 is about you in a community, it is no longer about just getting information from the web it is about joining a community and sharing knowledge collaboratively. In the 1990’s is known as a way was just a base to gain knowledge by doing a Google or yahoo search (web 1.0), we need to adapt to the new Web 2.0. Web 1.0 was mostly for reading, Andy Budd shows the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0:
Altavista v. Google
Hotmail v. Yahoo mail
Ofoto v. Flickr
Mp3.com v. Itunes
Geocities v. Blogger
Mapquest v. Google Maps
Encarta v. Wikipedia
Nerscape v. Mozilla Firefox
 Web 2.0 provides many more opportunities for reading and writing.Web 2.0″ hints at an improved form of the World Wide Web. Technologies such as weblogs (blogs), social bookmarking, wikis, podcasts, RSS feeds (and other forms of many-to-many publishing), social software, web application programming interfaces (APIs), and online web services such as eBay and Gmail provide a significant enhancement over read-only websites.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2)

Learning At the time of Web 1.0, Google was the program that people referred to when they were researching on topic. In the new age of Web 2.0, users are still able to research is in the past, but can also subscribe to RSS feeds. Of which, this Web 2.0 program has become a regularly available application for people to use. RSS is the acronym for (Really Simple Syndication). RSS feeds; I like RSS and will daily search my reader for updates to the feeds that I chose. RSS keeps me up to date on items that are updated on fields that I am interested in. It is a very convenient process. Web 2. For learningWeb 2. Is a useful tool not only for education in the slassroom but for businesses in the workforce. Encouraging students to enter themselves in a highly collaborative learning experience in which they are able to create and adapt, and extend their own knowledge using social software as personal cognitive tool is a way of accommodating for their learning intelligence. “In Prensky’s (2001) well-known article, he makes the distinction between digital natives and digital immigrants, with today’s young students being digital natives because of the ubiquitous nature of technology use during their entire lives”. The networks that constitute social utility that connects us with information around the globe. According to Howard Gardner, students carry multiple intelligences where learning takes place at different levels and during different styles such as visual, “O’Reilly (2005) notes six core competencies of the Web 2.0 environment:  Ø       services, not packaged software, Ø       an architecture of participation, Ø       cost-effective scalability, Ø       re-mixable data source and data transformations, Ø       software above the level of a single device, and Ø       harnessing collective intelligence.                             O’Reilly put special emphasis on the last item, explaining how it seems the central principle behind the success of the giants born in the Web 1.0 era who have survived to lead the Web 2.0 era appears to be that they have embraced the power of the web to harness collective intelligence”. (http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/tojde27/articles/article_1.htm) When looking at Bloom’s taxonomy in coherence with Web 2.0 we are focusing on the higher order thinking such as evaluate, analyze, and create. This promotes more preservation within the students and they are able to operate at higher levels in the classroom and their cognitive fucntions. The Web 2.0 is Social Phenomenon As such,  you have to look at it behaviourally.  That means understanding how different Learning Styles engage with the web and how one uses the Web to create Tipping Points and Close Sales.  It also means you can’t use just one approach to reach all audiences”. (http://smoothspan.wordpress.com/2007/08/29/web-20-personality-types/)George Siemens (2004) wrote in an article how there should be a review on teaching theories due to the changing ways of how students learn. Though the article is as informal  a blog is stereotyped, the definition on learning, which raises a correct point that. Though students are educated at school, they learn in more informal than formal situations.“George Siemens Connectivism started as my frustrations with existing learning theories rose.I started to see, in classrooms and online, that the theories of learning I had been taught were no longer adequate for (or representative of) how people were learning. Instead of cognitivism (and the views of cognitive schema) or pure construction of knowledge, I notice learners were actually connecting – with each other and technology. Simultaneously, our learners were experiencing a tremendous increase in information. Some (like ASTD) have stated information doubles every 18 months. We simply are not able to handle and process information the way we used to. With connectivism, I wanted to create a conversation about what it means to learn and know today. All of the theories used by educators come from an era where computers didn’t exist. We are trying to use theories of learning from a predominantly physical era, and force them to work in a digital era. We need a new pedagogy, a new view of learning, a new view of knowledge or interacting – George Siemens” (http://www.educationau.edu.au/jahia/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/globalsummit/GeorgeS_interview.pdf)Web 2.0 has become a revolutionary item to the world of technology. With the many different programs that create the web 2 phenomena. Students are able to engage in learning through the advanced web technology. Together it is open and collaborative communication in a classroom or business working to create professional work  

Refernces

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2)

Prensky’s (2001)(http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/tojde27/articles/article_1.htm) ”. (http://smoothspan.wordpress.com/2007/08/29/web-20-personality-types/ http://www.educationau.edu.au/jahia/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/globalsummit/GeorgeS_interview.pdf) 

Lecture one: Networked Learning
Web 2.0 is about you in a community, it is no longer about just getting information from the web, it is about joining a community and sharing knowledge collaboratively….We as people of the 90’s know the web as just a base to gain knowledge by doing a google or yahoo search (web 1.0), we need to adapt to the new Web 2.0.
What is Web 2.0?
Putting the ‘we’ in web
…The living web (newsweek, 4.3.2006)
Wiki, podcasts, ajax, blogging, GTD, mash ups, web standards, peer to peer, collective intelligence etc…
Andy Budd shows the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0:
Altavista v. Google
Hotmail v. Yahoo mail
Ofoto v. Flickr
Mp3.com v. Itunes
Geocities v. Blogger
Mapquest v. Google Maps
Encarta v. Wikipedia
Nerscape v. Mozilla Firefox
for my own needs August 8, 2007 • No Comments
http://gun-show.pbwiki.com/FrontPage
Our own wiki!No Comments
So we got into groups of four, i was grouped with the boys… so, of course it was called something silly like -gun-show-
it can be see here….
Wiki- Ed2033No Comments
Group Project Web 2.0

Working together using this wiki
Think of this wiki as a shared online whiteboard. Our entire group can share information using this wiki, making your research accessible to everyone. Notice how you can add comments to a page, see what people have changed, and edit all the text. There is a group responsibility to ensure that the quality of our Web 2.0 Project is up there with the best knowledge available.

Group members
Allan
Kathryn

Overview of Web 2.0
Web 2.0 is essentially an increasing range of software that supports a variety of technologies for open and collaborative communication, learning and creativity.
It consits of
1. A Platform
This is browser based – e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox. (Firefox is preferred because it is free and open software in a constant state of development (Web 2.0), whereas Explorer is owned and comes out in a fixed form and then has updates and upgrades on an irregular basis (Web 1.0))
It operates on open and collaborative principles
Communications are the key applications
2. Social Networking
Personalised and open collaborative knowledge spaces
Access people as well as knowledge
Copyright issues exist and have to be dealt with and replaced with a Creative Commons culture
This is beyond the normal formalities of the classroom and can take place anywhere at any time
3. Read/Write Web
People are consurmers of content and services
People and publishers of content and services
Such people are called Produsers
4. What makes Web 2.0
Blogs
Wikis
Social Tagging – bookmarking, Tag Clouds
Sharing sites
Podcasts
Mashups
Aggregators
Ubiquitous connectivityAnd Kathryn added all these others.
How to Develop a pbwiki and general thoughts
PB Wiki
· A wiki is an easy-to-use web page that multiple people can edit. It’s like a shared whiteboard online. Don’t worry about getting IT support or installing any software. We handle all of that. You just start typing and get an online classroom in about 5 minutes.
· Why use PBwiki? No HTML experience required. Create a syllabus, share it with your students, and let them write collaborative essays online. Create online Powerpoint-like presentations right from your wiki.
· Who else is using PBwiki?We host over 135,000 wikis and thousands of others have used PBwikis for their classrooms, from elementary schools to Stanford and Harvard.
o http://mrlindsay.pbwiki.com is Mr. Lindsay’s beautiful classroom wiki, where he demos his students’ work with book reviews, poems, stories, and tons of other resources. It’s a wiki run “by the students, for the students.”
o http://cas100b.pbwiki.com is another excellent educational wiki. You’ll note the project proposals, class notes, and different sections for different classes.
o http://epochewiki.pbwiki.com is the Penn State English 15 course, which is required for all freshman English students at Penn State.
PBwiki can help you engage with your audiencePBwiki provides educators an easy way to post class room material online and gives students the ability to collaborate through the internet. Check out our video on how PBwiki is helping educators educate.Can’t access YouTube? Check out our video through TeacherTube’s site here: PBwiki helping educators educate.
Also, be sure to check out the rest of our videos and see what educators are saying about us. See the rest of our PBwiki Educator Videos.
Background Paper references and details on how to set up the Wiki are available on
http://pbwiki.com/edu.pb
A tutorial instruction page ins available in pbWiki
http://ndnetworked.pbwiki.com/FrontPage
Our Web 2.0 Wiki is up and running at
http://ndnetworked.pbwiki.com/ED2033-Web-2
ED2033 Networked Learning Lecture 2.
Review of Lecture 1.
Go to the Wiki
http://ndnetworked.pbwiki.com/ED2033-Web-2
Review the overview of Web 2.0 provided. Copy to your own blog.
Under all the software symbols in this Wiki you will find details about pbwiki and how to find it and use it. Copy this to your blog as well.

You will be allocated to a group to create and work on a wiki together.
These will not be friendship groups rather random groups chosen by the lecturer.

The Wiki will be gradually given more and more structure on which you are to build your understanding and knowledge of Web 2.0

To begin with the following issues are to be explored by your team
i) Qualities of a good virtual team
ii) Team rules for working on our wiki
iii) How do we ensure deep learning occurs
iv) The effective use of multiple medias on the wiki
And
v) Review of the work of writers
a. Marc Prensky
b. George Siemens
c. Diana Oblinger
d. Dana Boyd
And
vi) Flickr
a. An analysis of how it works, why it is Web 2.0 and how it can be used collaboratively.
b. A comparison of Flickr with Photobucket will also provide further insights into the nature of Web 2.0
Hyperlinks, Video clips, podcasts and other multiple media is expected to slowly become present in your group wiki. We do not have a wiki on your own. It is meant for collaborative development of knowledge with others.
A.J. Coman
Changing From BloggerNo Comments
We have just transferred from blogger, as apparently it is not as cool and funky as this one, so that is why we are using this one…. there is another reason, that is we are suppsoed to be becomming flexible in using different multimedia types, so we are stepping away from blogger and using this one, so here is my first post….
Allan has set up a wiki that will have all our uni work on it, if you want to see it… its HERE. its very very cool as it means we will never (hopefully) have to get handouts…

 

FirstLecture August 9, 2007 • No Comments

Lecture one: Networked Learning
Web 2.0 is about you in a community, it is no longer about just getting information from the web, it is about joining a community and sharing knowledge collaboratively….We as people of the 90’s know the web as just a base to gain knowledge by doing a google or yahoo search (web 1.0), we need to adapt to the new Web 2.0.
What is Web 2.0?
Putting the ‘we’ in web
…The living web (newsweek, 4.3.2006)
Wiki, podcasts, ajax, blogging, GTD, mash ups, web standards, peer to peer, collective intelligence etc…
Andy Budd shows the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0:
Altavista v. Google
Hotmail v. Yahoo mail
Ofoto v. Flickr
Mp3.com v. Itunes
Geocities v. Blogger
Mapquest v. Google Maps
Encarta v. Wikipedia
Nerscape v. Mozilla Firefox
for my own needs August 8, 2007 • No Comments
http://gun-show.pbwiki.com/FrontPage
Our own wiki!No Comments
So we got into groups of four, i was grouped with the boys… so, of course it was called something silly like -gun-show-
it can be see
here….
Wiki- Ed2033No Comments
Group Project Web 2.0

Working together using this wiki
Think of this wiki as a shared online whiteboard. Our entire group can share information using this wiki, making your research accessible to everyone. Notice how you can add comments to a page, see what people have changed, and edit all the text. There is a group responsibility to ensure that the quality of our Web 2.0 Project is up there with the best knowledge available.

Group members
Allan
Kathryn

Overview of Web 2.0
Web 2.0 is essentially an increasing range of software that supports a variety of technologies for open and collaborative communication, learning and creativity.
It consits of
1. A Platform
This is browser based – e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox. (Firefox is preferred because it is free and open software in a constant state of development (Web 2.0), whereas Explorer is owned and comes out in a fixed form and then has updates and upgrades on an irregular basis (Web 1.0))
It operates on open and collaborative principles
Communications are the key applications
2. Social Networking
Personalised and open collaborative knowledge spaces
Access people as well as knowledge
Copyright issues exist and have to be dealt with and replaced with a Creative Commons culture
This is beyond the normal formalities of the classroom and can take place anywhere at any time
3. Read/Write Web
People are consurmers of content and services
People and publishers of content and services
Such people are called Produsers
4. What makes Web 2.0
Blogs
Wikis
Social Tagging – bookmarking, Tag Clouds
Sharing sites
Podcasts
Mashups
Aggregators
Ubiquitous connectivityAnd Kathryn added all these others.
How to Develop a pbwiki and general thoughts
PB Wiki
· A wiki is an easy-to-use web page that multiple people can edit. It’s like a shared whiteboard online. Don’t worry about getting IT support or installing any software. We handle all of that. You just start typing and get an online classroom in about 5 minutes.
· Why use PBwiki? No HTML experience required. Create a syllabus, share it with your students, and let them write collaborative essays online. Create online Powerpoint-like presentations right from your wiki.
· Who else is using PBwiki?We host over 135,000 wikis and thousands of others have used PBwikis for their classrooms, from elementary schools to Stanford and Harvard.
o http://mrlindsay.pbwiki.com is Mr. Lindsay’s beautiful classroom wiki, where he demos his students’ work with book reviews, poems, stories, and tons of other resources. It’s a wiki run “by the students, for the students.”
o
http://cas100b.pbwiki.com is another excellent educational wiki. You’ll note the project proposals, class notes, and different sections for different classes.
o
http://epochewiki.pbwiki.com is the Penn State English 15 course, which is required for all freshman English students at Penn State.
PBwiki can help you engage with your audiencePBwiki provides educators an easy way to post class room material online and gives students the ability to collaborate through the internet. Check out our video on how PBwiki is helping educators educate.Can’t access YouTube? Check out our video through TeacherTube’s site here:
PBwiki helping educators educate.
Also, be sure to check out the rest of our videos and see what educators are saying about us. See the rest of our
PBwiki Educator Videos.
Background Paper references and details on how to set up the Wiki are available on
http://pbwiki.com/edu.pb
A tutorial instruction page ins available in pbWiki
http://ndnetworked.pbwiki.com/FrontPage
Our Web 2.0 Wiki is up and running at
http://ndnetworked.pbwiki.com/ED2033-Web-2
ED2033 Networked Learning Lecture 2.
Review of Lecture 1.
Go to the Wiki
http://ndnetworked.pbwiki.com/ED2033-Web-2
Review the overview of Web 2.0 provided. Copy to your own blog.
Under all the software symbols in this Wiki you will find details about pbwiki and how to find it and use it. Copy this to your blog as well.
You will be allocated to a group to create and work on a wiki together.
These will not be friendship groups rather random groups chosen by the lecturer.
The Wiki will be gradually given more and more structure on which you are to build your understanding and knowledge of Web 2.0

To begin with the following issues are to be explored by your team
i) Qualities of a good virtual team
ii) Team rules for working on our wiki
iii) How do we ensure deep learning occurs
iv) The effective use of multiple medias on the wiki
And
v) Review of the work of writers
a. Marc Prensky
b. George Siemens
c. Diana Oblinger
d. Dana Boyd
And
vi) Flickr
a. An analysis of how it works, why it is Web 2.0 and how it can be used collaboratively.
b. A comparison of Flickr with Photobucket will also provide further insights into the nature of Web 2.0
Hyperlinks, Video clips, podcasts and other multiple media is expected to slowly become present in your group wiki. We do not have a wiki on your own. It is meant for collaborative development of knowledge with others.
A.J. Coman
Changing From BloggerNo Comments
We have just transferred from blogger, as apparently it is not as cool and funky as this one, so that is why we are using this one…. there is another reason, that is we are suppsoed to be becomming flexible in using different multimedia types, so we are stepping away from blogger and using this one, so here is my first post….
Allan has set up a wiki that will have all our uni work on it, if you want to see it… its
HERE. its very very cool as it means we will never (hopefully) have to get handouts…

The Web 2.0 is Social Phenomenon  As such, you have to look at it behaviourally.  That means understanding how different Learning Styles engage with the web and how one uses the Web to create Tipping Points and Close Sales.  It also means you can’t use just one approach to reach all audiences.The Web 2.0 is becoming the essential tool for social communication and not just an interesting alternative channel.Marketing and Sales Issues are Tragically Knowable

You have to measure what’s happening and use that data to create feedback that focuses your next move.  Never bet everything on a gut feel.  Test it and then decide.

Business and Social Web Computing Have Different Requirements

There’s been a lot of excellent work on the Social Web 2.0, but we are just beginning to understand Business Web 2.0.  There will be other niches as well, such as Political Web 2.0, because everyone ultimately wants to influence or get help from others.

These Principles Extend Beyond Communication And Into Business Strategy

Programmability and getting the “Meta” Thing helps create platforms which trump all else.  When faced with overwhelming odds, the underdog turns to collaboration for help.  This is done by opening up, increasing service levels (service is collaboration with your customer), collaborating with potential future competitors to create Asymmetric Marketing, and leveraging the “Meta” thing.

How do we ensure Deep learning occurs?

-the best way to ensure deep learning occurs, is to set task orientated learning within the the virtual team

– Access to information- the internet. The internet is ahuge mine of information and can be used to access a wealth of interesting info.  

Review the work of writers:

Marc Prensky

Marc has created over 50 software games for learning, including the world’s first fast-action videogame-based training tools and world-wide, multi-player, multi-team on-line competitions. He has also taught at all levels. Marc has been featured in articles in The NY Times and The Wall Street Journal, has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and the BBC, and was named as one of training’s top 10 “visionaries” by Training magazine. He holds graduate degrees from Yale (Teaching) and Harvard (MBA). 

Mark Prensky is an international accaimed, speaker, writer, consultant, in the critical areas of education and learning.

  • George Siemens Connectivism started as my frustrations with existing learning theories rose.I started to see, in classrooms and online, that the theories of learning I had been taught were no longer adequate for (or representative of) how people were learning. Instead of cognitivism (and the views of cognitive schema) or pure construction of knowledge, I notice learners were actually connecting – with each other and technology. Simultaneously, our learners were experiencing a tremendous increase in information. Some (like ASTD) have stated information doubles every 18 months. We simply are not able to handle and process information the way we used to. With connectivism, I wanted to create a conversation about what it means to learn and know today. All of the theories used by educators come from an era where computers didn’t exist. We are trying to use theories of learning from a predominantly physical era, and force them to work in a digital era. We need a new pedagogy, a new view of learning, a new view of knowledge or interacting – George Siemens (Global Summit)

Lying at the centre of George’s work is his theory of ‘connectivism’. Siemens calls this ‘a theory of how learning takes place in the digital age’.

  • Dana Boyd “My research focuses on how people negotiate a presentation of self to unknown audiences in mediated contexts. In particular, my dissertation is looking at how youth engage with networked publics like MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal, Xanga and YouTube. I am interested in how the architectural differences between unmediated and mediated publics affect sociality, identity and culture. My dissertation research is being funded as a part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Initiative on New Media and Learning”

Flickr:

  • An Analysis of how it works, why it is web 2.0 and how it can be used collaboratively.http://www.jakesonline.org/using_flickr.pdfthat site pretty much tells you all you need to know about flickr and using it collaboratively.
  • A Comparison of Flickr with photobucker will also provide further insights into the nature of Web,photobucket and have to say, that for me, Flickr is much more useful. First of all Flickr lets you choose multiple sizes at which to view your photos and download as well. It gives more options to set up your gallery space and I really like how much power it gives you to set permissions.1. BandwidthFlickr vs. Photobucket: 1:02. Hosting Flickr vs. Photobucket: 1:1

    3. Storage

    Flickr vs. Photobucket 2:2

    3. Sharing

    Flickr vs. Photobucket 3:2

    4. Features

    Flickr vs. Photobucket 4:2

    5. Pro account

    Flickr vs. Photobucket 5:3