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Enhanced Teaching and Learning with 21st Century Online Tools

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Academia 2.0 - Kansas State University


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The Millenials are Coming...Ready or Not.

  • They are racially and ethnically diverse
  • They are extremely independent because of divorce, day care, single parents, latchkey parenting, and the technological revolution that they are growing up alongside.
  • They feel empowered; thanks to overindulgent parents, they have a sense of security and are optimistic about the future. 

A Vision of Students Today 



A short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University. 

Older Than Most of Your Students


Smiley - Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman typed twenty-five years ago: "I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers :-)". 



Elk Cloner Virus - In July of 1982, an infected Apple II propogated the first computer virus onto a 5-1/4" floppy. The virus was authored in Pittsburgh by a 15-year-old high school student as a practical joke. The virus replicated by monitoring floppy disk activity and writing itself to the floppy when it was accessed.  



Compact Disc -  On August 17, 1982, Philips manufactured the world's first compact disc. The CD was jointly developed by Philips and Sony.


On October 1, 1982 Sony introduced the CDP 101, the first Compact Disc audio CD player on the market at a retail price of about $900


Some Key Issues

2007 Horizon Report

Key trends affecting higher education—next 5 years

  • One year or less

    • Social Networking 
    • User-Created Content 
  • Two-Three Years
    • Mobile Phones
    • Virtual Worlds
  • Four-Five Years
    • New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication


Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0


Web 1.0

  • Search & browse
  • Talking with one friend on cell phone
  • Netscape
  • Content produced by few
  • About companies
  • Connecting computers
  • Download culture
  • Control
  • Centralized
  • Britannica Online
  • Just technology

Web 2.0

  • Publish & subscribe
  • Cell phone has multiple uses
  • Google
  • Content produced by many
  • About communities
  • Connecting people
  • Remix culture
  • Contribution
  • Decentralized
  • Wikipedia
  • An attitude, not just a technology




  • for distributed conversations
  • for collaborative writing
  • for object-oriented discussion
  • as course web pages, encouraging discussion and collaboration
  • as private management and communication tools for large campus groups, administrative teams, and communities of practice
  • to easily update online newsletters
  • to keep a collection of useful, searchable links


English 115F Worlds of Wordcraft Fall 2007 

Columbus’s Metro High School

A public school emphasizing math, science, and technology, partners with Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory  to give its students in-depth, hands-on, one-of-a-kind science: on and often in Lake Erie.


  • adapting a document for a new audience
  • brainstorming
  • chronicle an ongoing event
  • class practice tests
  • class-produced exam study guides
  • classroom learning beyond the classroom
  • club activities
  • collaboration of notes
  • collective note-taking
  • computer program coding
  • concept introduction
  • content presentations
  • discussion questions
  • exploratory projects
  • experiments
  • faculty posts
  • favorite booklists
  • frequently asked questions
  • group collaboration on writing sentences
  • group presentation
  • favorite booklists
  • frequently asked questions
  • group collaboration on writing sentences
  • group presentation
  • group problem-solving
  • help-desk training
  • lessons summaries
  • individual assessment projects
  • instructional design plan
  • interactive library research
  • lab reports
  • newsletters
  • open storytelling
  • organizing audience sessions for speech class
  • peer counseling
  • peer editing
  • peer tutor training
  • poem construction
  • posting web quests
  • presentation/paper/course development
  • problem-solving
  • procedural manuals
  • proofreading
  • role playing scenarios
  • potential indicators
  • students papers
  • teacher editing marks or corrections
  • teacher collaborative on best practices 
  • what if?
  • website design




  • Appeal to the Generation Y
  • Easy and low cost to create and distribute
  • Caters to different learning styles
  • Students review lectures before exams
  • Students listen in on classes they've missed
  • Students replay at own convenience
  • ESL students replay to increase comprehension
  • Instructors listen and improve on previous lectures
  • Instructors can select short, important segments to transmit


 Social Bookmarking 

  • A social bookmarking website that allows you to store and share your bookmarks on the web.
  • Using tags, you can organize and remember your bookmarks and access them from any computer. 
  • del.icio.us can be used by both students and faculty to tag, share and back up bookmarks for research and collaboration.
  • Primarily used to store your bookmarks online, access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere.


Social Bookmarking in Plain English 



Flickr embodies so many Web 2.0 characteristics:

  • User-created content
  • Folksonomy
  • Social networking
  • Blogging
  • Tagging
  • Discussion groups
  • Creating presentations
  • Creative writing assignments
  • Graphics generator
  • Interactive hypertext mapping


Create a University or Departmental Account

Auburn University

Vanderbilt University

Texas Tech University

K-State Libraries' photos


Flickr as a Presentation Tool

Embed the classic flickr slideshows into any website with flickrSLiDR

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.















Use Photo Sets

The Teaching Files: X-rays


Other Ideas

Create an interactive image (rollovers with popup and links) using flickr notes. http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/269039506/

Create/explore discussion groups, shared image pools http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/265744860/

Create a custom logo of any text based on flickr images http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/265662083/

Syndicate, publish images directly for flickr to other sites http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/269050017/

Create a slideshow in flickr http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/265709373/

Explore imahes via tags http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/266534715/

Explore 3rd party sites that can do even more things with flickr images- create mosaics, postcards, flip albumsm card games, and more http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/265764063/

Flickr Tell a Story in 5 Frames http://flickr.com/groups/visualstory/

Flickr Six Word Story http://www.flickr.com/groups/sixwordstory/





The Z Scheme - OSU Biology

OSU Football Coach Jim Tressel explains photosynthesis in terms that college football fans can understand.


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OSU presents the Krebs Cycle - OSU Biology

The OSU Marching Band helps to provide a vivid visual of the Krebs Cycle. 


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The Ohio State University Faculty Newspaper 


University of California-Berkeley Courses on YouTube


Narrative Forms in the Digital Classroom

Worlds of Wordcraft: Digital Narrative and Virtual Reality from Vanderbilt University


  • From push to pull
  • RSS Feeds
    • News
    • Blogs
    • Videos
    • Vlogs
    • Photos
    • Podcasts



Cell Phones

  • GPS - student locater
  • Text messaging - Campus announcements and faculty/student communications
  • Data collection tools - Student schedules and emergency numbers
  • Digital Cameras and Camcorders
    • Document graffiti
    • Snap quick photos of notes on a whiteboard and archive for future use.  Photos could even be posted on a class discussion board, wiki, blog, webpage or even just e-mailed for review.



Use Twitter for backchannel discussions during a lecture.  Give students a reason to multi-task




Record podcasts and audio announcements using a phone or VoIP with gabcast.


Social Networking


Creating & Connecting: Research and Guidelines on Online Social and Educational Networking


  • 96% of students with online access use social networking technologies, such as chatting, text messaging, blogging, and visiting online communities such as Facebook,  MySpace, and Webkinz.
  • Nearly 60 percent report discussing education-related
  • 50 percent say they talk specifically about schoolwork.
  • 49 percent say that they have uploaded pictures they have made or photos they have taken
  • 22 percent report that they have uploaded video they have created. 
  • Students report they are engaging in highly creative activities on social networking internet sites including writing, art, and contributing to collaborative online projects whether or not these activities are related to schoolwork.
  • Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks, allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
  • Facebook has over 19 million registered users and ranks among the top 10 most visited Internet sites


The challenge for school boards and educators is that they have to keep pace with how students are using these tools in positive ways and consider how they might incorporate this technology into the school setting.

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