Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Collection of Blogs in Education

You can check a collection of educational blogs that has been collected in the context of my research project:


Friday, April 25, 2008

Session 2: Blog and Wiki

Content of this session include:
• Blogs on the internet
• Uses of blogs in educations
• Wiki and Wikipedia
• Uses of wiki in educations

Here are the slides for the session 2 (UPDATED):

Your can access PDF File of slides from SOUL

Please note tasks that you are required to complete in the slides. There are alos some readign for you.

In addition I found the slides bellow to be a very interesting.

Please be free to comment on this lesson.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Web address of your blog

Please add a comment to this post to let me know the web address of your blog. Also, include your group members' names.

Library 2.0 Video

Interesting video about applicaitons of Web 2.0 in library:

Friday, April 18, 2008

Session 1 – What is Web 2.0?

Content of this session:
  • What is Web 2.0?
  • Key concepts and developments
  • Changing users expectations from the internet
  • Potential implications for education and libraries
Here are the slides from this session.

You can download PDF file with slides if you need to print them out

Suggested readings for this session:
Task for this session (outcomes to be completed and presented in your own blog before next sessions)
  • Make sure that you have already set up your own blog at http://www.blogger.com
  • Write your first reflection on Web 2.0, tell us about your experience in using Web 2.0 tool
  • Develop few PowerPoint slides to introduce yourself. Display the slides in your blog from http://www.slideshare.net (this means that you have to create an account in slideshare)

If you have any comment of feedback please attach it to this post

Welcome to this course

Welcome to the “CD200615: Internet Tools and their Applications for Teacher Librarians.” My name is Dr. Daniel Churchill and I will be facilitating your learning in this course. I am an assistant professor at The University of Hong Kong. You can find more information about me at http://www.learnactivity.com .

In this course we will be doing a lot of interesting things using emerging Web 2.0 technologies and tools. Click HERE to access a document that outlines content of all sessions in the course. Overall, you will learn about these different tools and how to productively apply them in your own settings. This blog will serve as a page where any course announcement, information and material will be presented. You can also leave your comments to the posts and express your opinion or as questions.

You will also have your own community blog. You need to form a group of 3 to 4 students to maintain this blog. Once you form group you will work with them through out the course on various tasks. I recommend that you use http://www.blogger.com/ to set up your blog. Alternatively you can use any other system to host your own blog. Once you set up your blog, please add a comment to this post to let me know a web address to your blog.

If you have an opportunity to purchase this book, you will find it to be useful and relevant reference:

  • Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

I wish you productive and enjoying time in this course.