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Learn it in 5

Learn it in 5

At the award-winning Learn it in 5, you’ll learn what is Web 2.0, and strategies for using Web 2.0 technology in the digital classroom – all in 5 minutes or less.

Learn it in 5 is a powerful library of how-to videos, produced by technology teachers, for the purpose of helping teachers and students create classroom strategies for today’s 21st century’s digital classroom. These step-by-step how-to videos walk teachers through Web 2.0 technology, demonstrating how to use Web 2.0 applications like blogs, social networks, podcasts, interactive videos, wikis, slide sharing and much more.

Full Text: Learn It In 5 – Home.

Book: Online and Social Networking Communities: A Best Practice Guide for Educators

This professional guide for educational practitioners and trainers explores online learning from both the student’s and educator’s perspective, helping instructors develop a critical approach and become confident and thoughtful online educators.

About the Author

Karen Kear is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication and Systems Department, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, UK.

How is social media changing your day?

TheBanda Machinere was a time when I would start my day by opening the post, physical post that is. Those of you born in the 1950s (like me), 1960s and maybe 1970s will no doubt have done the same. My main means of communication would have been the telephone and there was even a time when I used a dictaphone (tape) for my admin to type up for me. I hasten to add this was working for a national nursing organisation, not in teaching, though even in teaching there was a time when handouts were done on a banda machine and acetates were prepared by hand with overlays that you physically, well, over-layed.

But times have certainly changed and my day has a very different rhythm now.

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Orienteering Through the Landscape of Community Tools

According to Wikipedia, Orienteering is a sport that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate to different spots in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. Most technologists would agree that choosing the right technology for a virtual community can feel like a similar experience.

Building A Framework for Choosing Community Technology

Etienne Wenger, Nancy White, and John D. Smith, authors of Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities, identified 9 orientations that can be useful for choosing technology from the perspective of the community.

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