Monday, February 7, 2011

Welcome!


WELCOME!
Welcome to this ’Crash Course’ (still under construction) to get you started with social media and web 2.0 for learning and teaching. Today there are thousands of exciting learning tools to explore, but sadly most teachers do not have the time to explore all, or figure out which ones to use.

This presentation and site provides all the resources shared during the 'Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning' workshop (I facilitate), which focuses on several of the most essential learning tools that we can use to facilitate learning and build an effective personal learning environment and network.

Site (Workshop) Contents

WORKSHOP?
Although, the presentation slides are pretty much done, the website will be under construction for the next few weeks. I will first be facilitating this workshop online (1/2 day) to a group in Saudi Arabia next week (20th February, one of the pre-workshops for the 2nd International Conference - E-Learning & Distance Learning, Riyadh), and then again I will be facilitating a similar workshop (face-to-face) in March at the AMEA 2011 Conference (another pre-workshop), and after that who knows where (if anywhere!)...

So, to make it a bit more interesting this time, I have decided to share the workshop (presentation slides, resources and site) with all of you, and then hopefully get some constructive feedback, so that I can improve further.

Still early days, but with a bit of work this workshop could evolve into something quite special, which could benefit people beyond those just participating. Isn't that what Social Media and Web 2.0 is all about?

Reaching out and making a positive difference beyond the brick walls of a class, hall and building?

What do you think?

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