Internet research skills for a Web 2.0 World

Posted February 26th, 2008 by vtsstaff

A 30 minute video of a VTS presentation on Helping students develop Internet research skills for a Web 2.0 World is now available online.

This was given at the E-learning symposium organised by the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies in January 2008.

Videos from other speakers are also available:

Control and constraint in e-learning
Jon Dron, Athabasca University

Wikis and social software: using open content to promote collaborative learning
Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth

Dave Millard from the University of Southampton gave an interesting paper on Learning Tools for the Web Literate Generation – with some nice follow up on his blog about nativism vs literacy.

The event certainly opened my eyes to some creative ideas for using new technologies to support teaching, including some simple but effective use of Wikis in FE, and one of the best examples I’ve seen for using Second Life effectively for education – with language students going online for some real-time chat in the language they are trying to learn. See: Crossing cultures and MUVEing worlds: exploring aspects of cultural identity in Second Life (SL) by Julie Watson and Ann Jeffrey of University of Southampton.

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