From Web 2.0 to Education 2.0: Opportunities and challenges for teachers, trainers and information professionals Seminar by the Division of I&TS, Faculty of Education The University of Hong Kong
Menu LIST OF PRESENTATIONS 1.Global perspectives on technology in educational innovation and change around the worldby Prof Nancy Law 2.Challenging traditional information structures: wikis & social bookmarkingby Dr Sam Chu 3.Mobility for More Flexible Learning: Supporting Education 2.0by Dr David Kennedy 4.Digital media: design, development and application in education and trainingby Dr Daniel Churchill 5.Effective Knowledge Management strategies and capacity building at personal and organizational levels: meeting the challenges of the knowledge economybyMr Trevor Lui 6.Leadership issues and good practices in technology integration in educationbyDr Allan Yuen and Dr Bob Fox 7.Presentation by Dr Bob Fox, Program Director, MSc[ITE] & MSc[LIM]
Nancy Global perspectives on technology in educational innovation and change around the world by Prof Nancy Law
What is ? How does it concern you? What is Education 2.0? What’s the difference? Isn’t all this just hype? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2
Web 2.0 – a term coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2004 What Is Web 2.0 Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software by Tim O’Reilly 09/30/2005http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html • This is primarily an ATTITUDE, not technology: - user-centric - software that gets better when more people use it - ……….
Web 2.0 – a disruptive technology! Google search as an example
Education 2.0 – do we see a pathway to get there? Innovative pedagogical practices using technology 2000-2001 An international survey of pedagogical practices and the role of technology in them
Web 2.0 & Education 2.0 – what’s the connection? Back to The List of Presentations What is Education 2.0 to you? What is the challenge, if any? Are you ready for it?
Sam Challenging traditional information structures: wikis & social bookmarking by Dr Sam Chu
What is wiki? • allows groups of people work collaboratively • anywhere, anytime quickly • Wikipedia - contributed by anyone in the world
Traditional information structures • Expert led • E.g., Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Britannica vs Wikipedia • Currency • Size • Accuracy • Giles, J. (2005). Internet encyclopaedias go head to head, Nature, 438(531).
TWiki – group project template for students • Students’ projects are organized into sections
TWiki – efficient platform for group work • Speed up the group work • Won’t overwrite other members’ works
TWiki – track history of group works Group E’s project TWiki keeps all versions of the project
TWiki - Compare 2 versions • Compare 2 versions of the students’ works
TWiki to Wikibook • The whole class compiles an e-book • first in TWiki, then in Wikibook
Social Bookmarking http://del.icio.us/lbsam Back to The List of Presentations • store, classify, share and search Internet bookmarks
David Mobility for More Flexible Learning: Supporting Education 2.0 by Dr David Kennedy
Plan • How ‘into’ mobiles are Hong Kong people? • What do we mean by mobile access? • Can learning really be mobile? • What functions of mobiles support learning? • What can you do with the devices? • Convergence of mobile and Web 2.0 • Experience based upon research
Why mobile? • Portability – light to carry around • Social Interactivity – people can exchange data • Context– people can gather data unique to a particular location, environment or time • Connectivity – people can connect handhelds to data collection devices, other handhelds, and to a common network that creates a true shared environment • Individuality – can provide support that is customized to individual investigations and needs Source http://www.mlearnopedia.com/
Hong Kong and mobiles • A true gadget love affair • 135% mobile penetration rate in HK • A global ‘market testing’ location http://www.itu.int/WORLD2006/media/kit/feature_stories/china_hong_kong_sar.html With the biggest market and one of the most competitive markets in converged ICTs, China and Hong Kong SAR provide good testing grounds for the use of advanced mobile devices.
Notions of mobility (Zheng & Ni, 2006)
Mobility and learning • Mobility and learning • Spatial • conferences in nice places, home, work, university • Temporal • days, evenings, weekends • Developmental • just-in-time learning, life skills, age, interests or employment The mobile Internet is growing, with over 34.6 million mobile users in June. That's according to the "U.S. Device Census Report for Q2 2006" from Telephia.
School students collecting, collating and sharing • ImmediacyCollaborationConvenience With thanks to David Flint, KGV school and Dr Churchill, HKU
Functions (e.g.) • Audio • 1.3 mp Camera • Phone / SMS • Keyboard • Office applications • GPS • Bluetooth • IR • SD and Mini SD • WLAN • Audio • Office applications • GPS • Mapking • Bluetooth • IR • SD • WLAN
Applications: Phototate • Student-generated content • Photographs, audioannotation • Sharing of files via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Convergence – Mobility and blogging • Mobile blogging • blog directly from your mobile phone • take a picture, write a little description, and post it to your account on Blogger.com • can be linked to GPS, google mapscontext locationaware blogs
Educational experiences – perceived issues • Slow CPU • No keyboard • Small screens • Memory • Bandwidth • Infrastructure • OS • Battery ACCEPTABLE SPEED PENS CAN BE BETTER NOT A PROBLEM (design) FLASH MEMORY GETTING BETTER GETTING BETTER (802.11n) Windows is everywhere! Careful management
Educational experiences – perceived issues Back to The List of Presentations • Slow CPU • No keyboard • Small screens • Memory • Bandwidth • Infrastructure • OS • Battery ACCEPTABLE SPEED PENS CAN BE BETTER NOT A PROBLEM (design) FLASH MEMORY GETTING BETTER GETTING BETTER (802.11n) Windows is everywhere! Careful management
Daniel Digital media: design, development and application in education and training by Dr Daniel Churchill
From Web 2.0 to Education 2.0 • Powerful design technologies and learning management tools in hands of teachers and trainers • Support of pedagogies where learners individually and socially create information and knowledge • New opportunities for assessment of learning
Web 2.0: We are the media (Dan Gillmor) • New forms of expression, new possibilities for learning and assessment… • Blogging, Digital Storytelling, Interactive Visualization, Mashups
Digital Citizens - Be Heard and Seen by all • Users control information • Information grows as more people are using it (tags, ranks, discussions, meta-information)… • YouTube, Flickr, Odeo, SlideShare Source: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html
WE ARE! MSc (ITE) and MSc(LIM) Courses Back to The List of Presentations WEB 2.0 Are you ready?!
Trevor Back to The List of Presentations Effective Knowledge Management strategies and capacity building at personal and organizational levels: meeting the challenges of the knowledge economy by Mr Trevor Lui
Bob&Allan Leadership issues and good practices in technology integration in education by Dr Allan Yuen and Dr Bob Fox
Technology Integration in Education “Effective integration of ICT into the educational process has its parallel in systemic educational reform . . . leadership is critical to reform and necessary to assist and sustain the changes required” (Schoeny, 2002). “[…] With this launch, Hong Kong entered a very exciting period of rapid expansion and development in this area. The challenge involved is not simply a case of technological adoption, but rather a process of innovation, which would require both financial and training support for schools, as well as cooperation between teachers and school leadership to ensure success” (Yuen, Law & Wong, 2003).
Emerging Pedagogical Paradigm Second International Information Technology in Education Study (M2) conducted under International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement http://sites.cite.hku.hk
Dimensions to understand Pedagogical Innovations Practices Old New Technology Old New How do we compare innovations? 6 dimensions of comparison • Goals • Teacher’s Role • Students’ Role • ICT used • Manifestation of Learning Outcome • Connectedness
School Level Factors – SITES M2 • Innovative classrooms are fabricated by a complex interaction of school contextual factors. In analyzing the cases, we identified five major contextual factors: (1) school background, (2) school strategies, (3) principal leadership, (4) school ICT infrastructure, and (5) government and community support. These contextual factors influenced change at the school level within which innovative pedagogical practices took place in classrooms. These factors help to characterize the nature of innovation schools.
Good Practices in Hong Kong Schools A R&D project that builds on the Good Practices in Schools (http://goodpractices.cite.hku.hk/) • Provide professional development support for a group of seconded teachers and research assistants on effective uses of ICT for curriculum and pedagogical innovation, leading and supporting pedagogical change in schools and action research • Facilitate the development of a network of mutually supportive schools that are actively engaged in co-construction of action-orientated school-based development initiatives in generating IT-supported learning and teaching practices via the good practices learning platform