Web 2.0 Technology
                 In the Classroom

West Los Angeles College Workshop

           Presented by

 Harry Lord, East,
Web 2.0
The Participatory Web

• Intro YouTube Video, by Tim O’Reilly

Several websites with Collections of
  Web 2.0 Tools (see handout)

 Check these out when you have time
Course/Learning Management Systems
•   Blackboard,
•   Web CT,
•   Moodle,
•   Sakai,
•   Etudes,
•   Angel,
•   rCampus, and more…..
    Use videos to illustrate a point;
    enhance engagement
•    YouTube, ,
•    TeacherTube, ,
•    My LearningTube,
•    Discovery,
•    Edutopia,
•    UC Berkeley on Google Video,
•    Free Videos,
         Reusable Learning Objects
Adapted from the Wisconsin Online Resource Center:
  Learning objects are a new way of thinking about learning
 content. Traditionally, content comes in a several hour
 chunk. Learning objects are much smaller units of learning,
 typically ranging from 2 minutes to 15 minutes.
  • Are self-contained – each learning object can be taken
  • Are reusable – a single learning object may be used in
    multiple contexts for multiple purposes.
      Can be aggregated – learning objects can be grouped into
        larger collections of content, including traditional course
        structures.                                Continued…..
● Merlot,

● Online Courses for Teachers,

● Educator’s Reference Desk,

● Apple iTunesU, colleges, museums, prof orgs,

●Ed Resources Info Center,
                   Social Networks
• Linking folks with common interests to share, interact and

• 10 Most Beautiful Social Networks,

● Twitter,
    I am @ELAC_hlord3; following eduFire, TeacherTube, TechEd,
   edublogs, Web 2.0 & more.

● Professional: LinkedIn,
  Groups include: Educause, Int’l Soc for Tech in Ed,
  Elearning@Moodle, the eLearning Guild, Technology in Education,
   Web 2.0 Educators & Professionals
          allows groups to form their own social network
See :, r un a keyword search for subjects of interest (1600+ members)        (21000+ members) (tools & tips for educators) (for instruction
                                                       & learning)

Web 2.0 Tools for….
  Learning Styles
  Student Engagement

100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner – Visual, Auditory,
  Kinesthetic (hands-on)
           RSS Feeds (Really Simple Syndication)
             subscribe for automatic reception in an
                aggregator (such as Outlook)

• The Ultimate RSS Toolbox – 120+ RSS Resources,


    &u=             [list of RSS feeds on Education
                    audio or video files for the students
• Mobile Learning…the next wave in education.
• We will have workshops introducing how to prepare, edit and disseminate,
  andd/or locate, probably starting in the Fall ‘09. Often with RSS feeds. iTunesU
  also has many.

• As an intro, see
  where categories include: Animals, Art, Bizarre, Business, Comedy,
  Commentary, Counter Culture, Current Affairs, Education, Employment,
  Environment, Film,. Finance, Gaming, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden,
  Lifestyle, Mainstream Media, Music, Personality, Politics, Science, Spiritual,
  Sport, Technical,Travel, UK World, & Youth

 As well as tools for creating, editing and publishing your podcasts
• There are many, many sites for posting
  your pictures on the web, as well as sites
  for obtaining free copies of pictures for
  your classroom work. Examples include:
  – And many more; Search « photo sharing »
        Blogs & Wikis
• Blogs allow sequential input of info, comments, etc;
• Wikis allow interactive communications (like a
  discussion forum);
• List of some blog and wiki sites, with
       LACCD SuccessNet (on wetpaint) as an example.

         Copyright Issues
 From:

 “Fair use.
  Fair use is one of the most important, and least clear cut, limits to
  copyright. It permits some use of others' works even without
  approval. But when? Words like "fair" or "reasonable" cannot be
  precisely defined, but here are a few benchmarks.

  Uses that advance public interests such as criticism, education or
  scholarship are favored -- particularly if little of another's work is
  copied. Uses that generate income or interfere with a copyright
  owner's income are not. Fairness also means crediting original
  artists or authors. (A teacher who copied, without credit, much of
  another's course materials was found to infringe.) …..”

• If unsure; don’t copy. Either link to a video, or find another photo.
Fair Use, Teach Act, More…

   A Fair(y) Use Tale

   Fair Use, Copyright and YouTube's Policies

   Copyright for Educators
        Want More?
 Here is a site that collects, catalogs and updates web 2.0
  tools for education. Close to 300 included.

 And here is a short video showing how the rate of change in the
  World has dramatically increased recently.
 Do You Know 3.0
Watch TV (for free) on your Computer?

        These sites are brought to us by the magazine PC World.

        RevoluTV,

        Free Internet TV,
        International, see

        And some that you must pay a 1 time fee ,
Technology at ELAC
 ELAC uses Moodle as one of its CMS sites,
    See
    Don’t need to login; enter as a Guest

 Select top
  two listed
Using Moodle…..
  This site offers
   many tutorials
   for using Moodle
   to enhance your
Tech in the
ELAC Title V Site
 Select ‘Faculty & Staff’ from the Title bar
 Scroll down the list of College Services
 Select ‘Title V ’
 Select ‘Web 2.0 ’

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