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Tim Bornholtz tim@bornholtz.com Web journals and Wikis Reason Numerous new advances are accessible on the web that empower individuals to distribute and alter content without costly devices or great specialized information
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Tim Bornholtz tim@bornholtz.com Blogs and Wikis

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Purpose Many new advancements are accessible on the web that empower individuals to distribute and alter content without lavish instruments or compelling specialized information Try to give a comprehension of what they are and how they can be utilized as a part of your association

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Digital Natives “Our understudies have changed profoundly. Today’s understudies are no more the general population our instructive framework was intended to teach” “Our understudies today are all “native speakers” of the computerized dialect of PCs, computer games and the Internet”-Prensky, 2001 Students today consider advanced assets as we would think about a book or phone or TV Vital devices for getting data

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The Rest of Us That leaves whatever remains of us as “Digital Immigrants” We talk an obsolete dialect (that of the pre-computerized age) and are attempting to show a populace that talks a completely new language.” Why do we “dial” a number? There is no dial on a phone Who among us prints reports to alter them We convey somebody to our PC to demonstrat to them a site as opposed to sending them the URL

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Web 1.0 Static pages Needed a full-time “webmaster” to handle substance changes Dynamic pages were still perused just Needed a software engineer to roll out any improvements to element pages 1989 - 2005

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Web 2.0 People can make their own substance. Transformative devices Allowing anybody to do at home what used to oblige experts with lavish hardware. Joining of media – Web, sound, feature and more “Social Media” locales permit individuals to impart insights, encounters, and points of view

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Emerging Technologies Blogs wikis and podcasts (goodness my) ‏

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Blog Web diary or online journal Usually composed by one individual or a little gathering of individuals Most sites give critique or news on one theme Articles more often than not connection to different websites or news things Readers have the capacity to leave remarks Some sites coordinate photographs or feature notwithstanding content articles

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Blogs in Higher Ed Opening up classroom dividers Showing the more extensive world what is going on Other understudies in class Parents Students in different classes Anyone with a web association Links to pertinent articles Provide a more extensive group of onlookers for understudies

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Wikis Site that can be composed to by a number of individuals Content is the need, not outline Built in correction control Why utilize a wiki online classroom pages that can be changed effortlessly Put understudy\'s work on the web Examples Wikiville – understudies team up with subjects of premium Wikipedia – online reference book

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Uses of Wikis Classroom talk List assignments Discuss educational modules Create a group around a particular subject Community can pool their insight Developer instrument Software documentation Maintain upgrade rundown Track issues

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Advantages of a Wiki Good to write down fast thoughts Instantly communitarian without messaging reports Accessible from anyplace with a program Every page modification is kept Immediate and enabling – everybody has a say

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Disadvantages of a Wiki People can see your half-shaped, uncertain, or theoretical thoughts Tendency for passages to be muddled without planned support If it is open you may be an objective for spam Need to be sensibly specialized to utilize the wiki-particular markup Difficult to uphold content measures and styles

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Wiki: Helping instructors instruct

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RSS Feeds XML record for serving habitually overhauled substance Content distributers syndicate a food Users subscribe to the food Feed Readers occasionally check the syndicated food for redesigns

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Podcasts A podcast is a media document, sound or feature, conveyed over the web utilizing syndicated encourages Made famous by Apple with iTunes Can be played back on versatile media players or PCs Can likewise be incorporated with content or PDFs for a wealthier experience

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Podcasts in Higher Ed Help understudies to unite with others Provide a wide range of assets for listening Take a lesson with you and replay it the same number of times as you\'d like

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Podcasts in Higher Ed (cont) ‏ Teachers are beginning to make lessons as podcasts Starting to fuse understudy podcasts into the lessons. Understudies will take more prominent consideration in their work when there is a group of people Get in contact with similarly invested instructors who are additionally giving podcasts

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Video YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video Anyone with a camera can make, alter, and transfer features Videos on numerous subjects accessible Students can deliver and transfer their own substance Able to easliy incorporate features into web journal postings

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Web 3.0 Virtual universes, for example, Second Life The general population who “live” there make most everything in the earth

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Second Life Many schools are utilizing Second Life as a domain for e-learning Creating online apparatuses for learning inside of the virtual world Holding classes for separation adapting Second Life “allows understudies to try different things with compositional outline, to examine financial strategy, and to do human science research - to give some examples instructive uses - in an encased, moderately hazard free environment” - Chronicle of Higher Education 8/30/2006

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Questions? Tim Bornholtz tim@bornholtz.com (540) 446-8404 References Graham Stanley http://blog-efl.blogspot.com/2006/11/web journals wikis-podcasts-second-life.html Marc Prensky http://marcprensky.com Chronicle of Higher Education http:

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