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EDUC 7101 Walden University November , 2009 By Carol Lee. WEB 2.0 Tools IN EDUCATION. Blogging. Wikispaces. Web 2.0 Definition. Blogging &Wikispaces Educational Purposes. Promotes active participation Interaction among students Collaboration on group projects - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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EDUC 7101Walden UniversityNovember , 2009ByCarol Lee

WikispacesBloggingNotes:Narrator introduces the topic. 1Narrator/Notes: To capture our students attention, teachers have to be able to to fully engage our students through motivation (whether is extrinsic or intrinsic), and interest (cultures, hobbies). Students have different learning styles and need to interact with one another to promote learning. Technology can assistSpeaker will go further into detail on the link between teaching/learning and using wikispaces and blogging in the classroom.

Collaboration and Interaction is also important so that students have the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas.

Everyone learns in a particular way, so it is important for teachers to pattern their lesson and experience through each student learning styles and to differentiate instruction.2Web 2.0 Definition

Narrator speaks, Web 2.0 " refers to a second generation of web-based communities and online services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, and social indexing sites, which enable creativity, collaboration and sharing between users. This approach changes websites from isolated information silos to interlinked computing platformsWeb 2.0 also includes a social element where the users generate and distribute content, often with freedom to share and re-use, and allows the user to do more than just download information. Users can "own" and exercise control over the data on a web 2.0 site. Web 2.0 sites have an "architecture of participation" that encourages users to add value to the site as they use it. Web 2.0 sites usually feature a rich, user-friendly interface and may also have social-networking features. Cann, A. (2009). 3

There are a number of web 2.0 tools in use today. Two in particular that would make a very positive impact on the field of education would be the use Wikispaces and Blogging. This is only a list of a few wiki stops and blogging services that are online.4Blogging &Wikispaces Educational PurposesPromotes active participationInteraction among studentsCollaboration on group projectsPromotes critical thinking and higher order thinking skillsGives learners the opportunity to reflectImproves writing competenciesReduces costs

Narrator will discuss each bullet5What is a Wiki?

(Click on link will take you to a wiki site!!!)Speaker reads definition and focuses in on items from website page. WIKIS PROVIDE UNIQUE COLLABORATIVE OPPORTUNITIES for education. Combining freely accessible information, rapid feedback, simplified HTML, and access by multiple editors, wikis are being rapidly adopted as an innovative way of constructing knowledge.

6WIKISPACES TIMELINEWikispace site was registered in February 2005 and implemented in March of that same year. As stated by James Byers, We set out in March 2005 with the idea that people might want to easily host their own wikis for non-profits, classrooms, community groups, businesses, and their friends. We tested our theory by getting Wikispaces out in front of real people, asking for their feedback at every opportunity, and building what they needed. To our surprise, the first few months went amazingly well a large influx of new members, great content, and most importantly feedback on what we should do next (Wikispaces, 2009). As stated by Byers, With some early success and a strong feeling that we could provide real value to our customers, we raised $125,000 from a group of angel investors in September 2005 (Wikispaces, 2009).

(I will explain both quotes and relate them to the timeline.)

http://www.wikispaces.com/page/diff/about/72072519http://blog.wikispaces.com/2008/03/wikispaces-turns-three.html7WikispacesInnovation Development Process Stage 1 Need: To facilitate online collaboration and have web pages that were easy for anyone to edit

Stage 2 Research Ward CunninghamPortland Patterns Repository--- 1st Wikihttp://c2.com/cgi-bin/wiki?WelcomeVisitorsTangient LLC (Wikispaces creator)

Ward Cunningham wants to facilitate online collaboration and wanted to create web pages that could be edited by anyone. Cunningham was a computer software programmer who created the Portland Patterns Repository ,which was the first official WIKI in 1995. The Portland Pattern Repository dealt with creating patterns in computer software. Tangient LLC created Wikispaces in 2005. This consisted of foundersDominick Bellizzi, Jessica Brown, James Byers, Sarah Cove, Adam Frey, Debbie Guskin, Jeff Hanke, and Bisma Moon.8WikispacesInnovation Development Process Stage 3 Development ProblemsNo problems were citedIntended AudienceComputer users that wanted to create and share informationStage 4 CommercializationCorporate AmericaEducationFree space Speaker: The idea of wikispaces does not actually follow the innovation development process as with most web 2.0 tools. Under the development stage, there were no real problems cited. The intended audience for the innovation were computer users that wanted to create and share information online. After the first wiki became available the idea began to catch on then various companies started offering free space 9WIKISPACES S-CURVENumber of registered usersWikispaces was founded on in March 2005. This S Curve was created beginning in March of 2005 and each yearly anniversary afterwards. The S curves shows that the number of adopters increased every year.

http://blog.wikispaces.com/2009/03/wikispaces-birthday-site-statistics.html10BLOGGINGOnlinediary on Web site:a frequently updated personal journal chronicling links at a Web site, intended for public viewing (Encarta Online, 2009).

Encarta Online (2009). Blog. Retrieved September 29, 2009 from http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_701704685/blog.html(will add more)11Blogging Timeline199719971999-presentBlogging is a web 2.0 tools that does not necessarily follow the innovation development process. Even so the stages of knowledge, Implementation happened in 1997. Blogging as a phenomenon started to increase steadily after this time, and then there was an explosion in the number of blogs when the first free blogging service, do it yourself blogging tools became available in mid-1999, most notably Blogger.com (Williams 2004).

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12BLOGGING Innovation Development Process Stage 1 Need: To keep an up-to-date account of happening in a persons life or business ventures

Stage 2 ResearchOnline diariesLinks.net No real research besides individuals/businesses creating the software to use blogs.

Swarthmore student Justin Hall creates first blog ever, Links.net.Speaker explains research (Still to come)(will add more)

13BLOGGING Innovation Development Process Stage 3 Development: Initial beginningAutomated Publishing ServicesIntended Audience Any computers users that want to create online diaries for personal or business use

Stage 4 CommercializationVarious publication services

Narrator: Stage 3 Development (Will add more).People kept blogs long before the term was coined, but the trend has gained momentum with the introduction of automated publishing services MSN Encarta, 2009).

Stage 4Narrator: After the idea caught on, many blogging services started to appear all over the internet. Various publication services offer spaces for free and for small minimal fees.

14BLOGGING S-CURVENumber of bloggersBlogging really caught on in the 21st century. The chart shows a gradual increase in the number of new adopters from 2003 to 2008. For the most part each year the number of blogger almost doubles itself.

http://www.sifry.com/stateoftheliveweb/http://technorati.com/blogging/article/state-of-the-blogosphere-introduction/15Innovators & Early Adopters Tech Savvy AdministratorsFaculty & StaffWikispacesBloggingNarrator: The innovators and early adopters for wikispaces and blogging would be tech savvy administrators, faculty and staff. They would find it much more easier to use blogs and wikispaces in their classroom or setting because they use technology more.16Persuasive Strategies for Adoption in Education

Trial periodProviding professional developmentPersonal assistance

Narrator will discuss slide more in detail.17LaggardsAdministrators,Faculty & Staff withlittle or no technology skills

Well I just dont knowif I can do it!!!!Narrator will give definition of laggards, and explain the slide further.18Persuasive Strategies for adoption

Trial periodsProviding Professional DevelopmentPersonal assistanceIncentives

Narrator will discuss slide more in detail.

19Meeting Critical Mass in Education

CompatibilityObservabilityTrialabilityNarrator: In order to meet critical mass for blogging and wikispaces, the use of the perceived attributes of compatibility, observability and trialability should be use. Narrator will also discuss what each attribute means.20CommunicationChannelsMass Media


WIKISPACESBLOGGINGFor both innovations the communications channels consisted mainly of the Internet which would be mass media channels. More people surf the Internet today than ever before.21REFERENCESCann, A. (2009). What's so special about web 2.0? http://www.microbiologybytes.com/tutorials/ple/ple2.htmlCunningham, W. (2009) WikiWiiWeb . Retrieved September 27, 2009 at http://c2.com/cgi-bin/wiki?WelcomeVisitorsEncarta Online (2009). Blog. Retrieved September 29, 2009 from http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_701704685/blog.htmlThe Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. (2009). Retrieved September 29, 2009 at http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/Articles/wikis/index.htmWikispaces (2009). Wikispaces. Retrieved October 12, 2009 at http://blog.wikispaces.com/2009/03/wikispaces-birthday-site-statistics.htmlWikispaces.com. (2009). Wikispaces turns three. Retrieved at http://blog.wikispaces.com/2008/03/wikispaces-turns-three.html