So what is Networked Learning?

thUTCp30UTC09bUTCThu, 06 Sep 2007 02:45:01 +0000 13, 2007


Filed under: LECTURE 6 — melanie1987 @ 9:53p09

 If you are just beginning your adventure into Web 2.0 e-learning, then this blog is for you!The hey jude blog provides fortunate dicsoveries about web 2.0…………

The link to ‘Web2.0 notes’ provide an introduction to the Read/Write web, covering key information, tips, tricks and links to help you enjoy your journey into Web 2.0 e-learning in your school.


1.      Blogging

Perhaps the most powerful Internet tool is the Weblog, or blog, an online journal that is continuously updated by its author or authors. Blogs are Web sites that facilitate instantaneous publication and allow for feedback from readers. They’ve been used to form professional development communities, both within one school and across continents. Catch up wtih the trend that is sweeping the world of online learning: the use of Blogs K-12.

2.      RSS

Real Simple Syndication refers to what are called “feeds”: programs that take content from various Web sources—news sites, blogs, online journals—and deliver it in summarized form to the Web user. RSS is “the new killer application for educators” because it enables them to collect specific data without having to sift through innumerable Web and print pages.

3.      Wikis

A wiki is a communal, subject-specific Web site where users are free to add and/or edit content. When it comes to Internet-based collaboration, there’s nothing easier to use. In schools, wikis enable groups of students (parents), teachers, or both to gather content and share written work. Some classes create their own textbooks and resource sites. Take a look at Wikis and plan how you can use them for learning and teaching, for projects, professional development, or library resources.

4.      Social Bookmarks

Through social bookmarking, Web users share their sources of information by allowing anyone to copy their RSS feeds. So an educator, no matter how unfamiliar he or she is with online technology, can easily archive. This allows students and teachers to build Internet resource pages they can share and pass on to future classes.

5.      Podcasting

Podcasting enables Web sites to provide visitors with audio and/or video recordings that can be listened to and watched at any time.

6.      Social Networking Sites

These are often called “social content-sharing sites,” the most notable being, where members create profiles, network, and share opinions, photos, and audio-visual content. But there are about as many social networking sites as there are interests, and among favorites are, where photographs are posted and shared, and the video-sharing site Discover how to organise online resources for yourself, your colleagues and your students – and save time! As an educator and information professional creator of the HeyJude Blog, Judy O’Connell, was fascinated by emerging technologies, the development of Web 2.0, and what this all means for schools and school libraries.This blog was created specifically to help her (and us her avid redaers/subscribers) to engage in reflection, learning and social networking on a global scale- if you don’t believe me, check out how many hits her blog has received from around the world and her blog stats 43000 hits!!! Not bad for a days work!


 Visit Heyjude to join the conversation online.


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