Sunday, 19 April 2009

Twitter Applications in Learning



Twitter is one of my favourite tools. To understand what Twitter is, study the visual above. Initially meant for and focussed on communication, it has worked well in some learning situations, for example in English language classes where students are forced to tweet within 140 characters.

Perhaps the book below will generate more ideas on how educators can benefit from Twitter!

Twitter Handbook for Teachers Twitter Handbook for Teachers Tomaz Lasic An overview of Twitter and ways of using it in education for a group of educators attending Twizza (Twitter & pizza) gathering in Perth, Western Australian on April 8, 2009.

Created by Tomaz Lasic (@lasic, http://human.edublogs.org)

Emerging Technologies

For a quick overview of emerging technologies, view:

Conference on Learning Innovations in Higher Education

The 9th ICI conference with a focus on Learning Innovations in Higher Education will be held on 12 and 13 August 2009 at The Legend Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Proposals are being accepted until 1 May.

Further details are at: http://ici9.oum.edu.my/

Updates are available on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ici9

For more information, email: ici9@oum.edu.my

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Web 3.0 and Learning 3.0

How would you respond if someone were to say, that the Web has gone through three generations: Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. The difference between each one is that Web 1.0 was the "Write Web," the Web 2.0, the "Read/Write Web" and the Web 3.0 the "Read, Write, Collaborate Web." Just think how in the 90s, it was all about having or rather publishing your own Web site. It was cool to say the least. About a decade later, it's about creating 'content' together. Today or soon it will be about connectivity and collaborative learning through mobile technologies.

Read more in Steve Wheeler's blog at http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/04/learing-3.0.html