Experiences of Using Podcasts, Blogs And Web 2.0 For Education And Professional Development

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Experiences of Using Podcasts, Blogs And Web 2.0 For Education And Professional Development. Twenty-Fifth Annual International Nursing Computer / Technology Conference. Margaret Hansen Associate Professor, The University of San Francisco, USA W. Scott Erdley - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Experiences of Using Podcasts, Blogs And Web 2.0 For Education And Professional DevelopmentTwenty-Fifth Annual InternationalNursing Computer / Technology Conference</p></li><li><p>Margaret Hansen</p><p>Associate Professor, The University of San Francisco, USA</p><p>W. Scott ErdleyClinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo, NY, USA</p><p>Peter J. Murray</p><p>Founding Fellow and Director, CHIRAD, UK</p></li><li><p>Collaborating on blogs, podcasts,vodcasts and other projects</p><p>www.hi-blogs.info</p><p>http://differance-engine.net/rutgers2007/</p><p>http://differance-engine.net/SINI2007blog/</p></li><li><p>OReilly 2004Second generation of the WebWeb 2.0 doesn't have ahard boundary,but rather, a gravitational coreCollaboration InteractioncustomizationOpenness is the core paradigm</p><p>of content, tools and services in Web 2.0 digital environments</p></li><li><p>From: http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2005/10/the_best_thing_.htmlThe best thing about Web 2.0</p><p>is that</p><p>nobody knows</p><p>what the hell it really means.</p><p>Even the ones who coined the term are still </p><p>struggling to find a compact definition. </p><p>And this is the true beauty and power of Web 2.0</p><p>- it makes people think.</p></li><li><p>Web 2.0 websites are different from those of early web development, retroactively labeled Web 1.0.</p><p>They are designed to deliver interactive, versus static, applications to end-users. Their content is characterised by open communication, decentralised authority, and freedom to share and re-use materials across a more dynamic, interlinked and interactive World Wide Web.</p><p>They are often referred to as 'read/write web' applications.</p></li><li><p>Ajax</p><p>Ajax = Asynchronous JavaScript and XML</p><p>Not a single technology rather a group of technologies working together </p><p>Truly interactive 2.0 applications</p><p>UsesXHTML and CSS for markup applicationsJavaScript or Jscript to interact with displayXHR (xmlhttprequest) as API </p></li><li><p>Blogs (web logs), podcasts, and wikis constitute a sub-set of what are commonly described as Web 2.0 or social networking tools.</p><p>They increasingly provide international online communication and collaboration among nurses and health informaticians. </p><p>Many applications are available as libre/free and open source software and will run on all operating systems eg GNU/Linux, Mac OS ... (and Windoze if you must). </p></li><li><p>Blogs some basics</p><p>A blog (or weblog) is a website in which messages are postedand displayed with the newest at the top ... blogs often focus ona particular subject ... Some blogs function as online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.</p><p>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog</p></li><li><p>Blogs structure </p><p>A blog is usually edited, organised and published using a Content Management System (CMS) ... many of are built with Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) architecture. </p><p>Blogger (www.blogger.com) - owned by Google</p><p>WordPress (www.wordpress.com) - FLOSS</p><p>Serendipity (s9y.org ) - FLOSS</p></li><li><p>Blogs structure </p><p>And then it starts to get interesting ;-))</p><p>Other embellishments we have used:- automatic podcasts with text-to-speech software eg Talkr, feed2podcast- RSS feeds Feedburner, etc.- tags Technorati, etc- added swickis and other things- new for 2007 - accessible on a mobile phone</p></li><li><p>Conferences provide an opportunity for both formal and informal professional development, social networking, and collaborative knowledge development. </p><p>Web 2.0 tools, many of which are also often described as social networking software, afford connection and collaboration among individuals who wish to affiliate with one another. </p></li><li><p>Why do we want to provide blogs for virtual conference participation?</p><p>- not everyone can get to conferences</p><p>- what goes on at such events may not be shared with others</p><p>- so much good learning may be 'lost' to most colleagues or those most in need of it</p></li><li><p>Why do we want to provide blogs for virtual conference participation?</p><p>- to provide virtual interaction for those unable to attend</p><p>- to promote the event</p><p>- to play with (explore) the technology</p><p>- to explore/research a collaborative model of blogging</p></li><li><p>Blogs for virtual conference participation</p><p>What we hoped for:</p><p>- lots of people wanting to post items</p><p>- lots of comments</p><p>- lots of readers</p><p>- demonstration of the collaborative model working.</p></li><li><p>Blogs for virtual conference participation</p><p>What we found:</p><p>- many promised but few delivered</p><p>- the principal providers were the main bloggers</p><p>- levels of use were lower than hoped</p><p>- reminders to people help in readership levels</p><p>- interaction is lower than hoped for</p></li><li><p>Blogs, interaction and participation some evaluation data</p><p>- Generally felt to be a useful adjunct to events- Most felt was easy to use- Should be available post-event (archive)</p><p>'...personal ancedotes give a sense of voyeurism...being there without actually being physically there.'</p><p>'I like the first person 'conversation' style - as though speaking directly to me. Informal, easy to follow and relate to. If I disagreed or had comments, I knew I could add the blog to benefit other readers.'</p></li><li><p>Blogs, interaction and participation some lessons learned</p><p>Must be as easy as possible to access and participate- eg wireless or people won't post during the event</p><p>Reminders boost readership</p><p>RSS feeds to email/browser</p></li><li><p>Blogs, interaction and participation is it worth the effort? - where next?</p><p>We currently do new clean install for each blog- to try out new tools but labour-intensive</p><p>May look at one site for multiple events but possibleconfusion here</p><p>We believe it is worth it, and valuable to those who douse it- but need to boost both readership and interaction</p></li><li><p>Further information and contact</p><p>www.hi-blogs.info</p><p>peterjmurray@gmail.com</p></li><li><p>PodcastingGiving education a voice.</p><p>Margaret Hansen</p></li><li><p>PodcastingA portmanteau of broadcasting and iPod Audio event, conversation, lecture, song, speech, group presentation Uses RSS 2.0 Enclosures + Podcasting software (e.g., MixCraft) to let users subscribe to audio content and have it automatically sync to the desired MP3 devicePush not Pull technologyPortable On Demand-castingTivo for your iPod (radio delivered via blogs)</p></li><li><p>Brief HistoryTermed by Dannie J. GregoireA shared vision from Adam Curry and Dave Winer (blog fathers)A. Curry wrote iPodder Apple Script 2004Cross platform iPodder application released 2004http://www.ippodder.orgOver 10,000 podcasts online today</p></li><li><p>Image credit: University of Missouri School of Journalism</p></li><li><p>ListenYou can listen to podcasts on:Macintosh laptops and desktopsWindows or Linux laptops and desktopsAny other MP3 playersPDAsMP3-enabled mobile/cell phones</p></li><li><p>PodcastingStrengthsInstructors desire to assist students meta-cognitive skillsKeep up with the reality of the students lives and use of media (Net Gen)Academic podcasts easy to use: faculty and studentsEasy to access via iTunes or desktopNow iTunes University via USF ConnectStudents report being more engaged in lecture</p></li><li><p>LearningPodcasting can really enrich the educational experience and can be a tremendous help to non-traditional learners...People learn differently. Some are auditory learners, where listening to a lecture is great, but looking at a page full of notes is a nightmare. Students with learning disabilities or ADHD might learn better through repetition, and with podcasting, they could replay lectures to their hearts content... -Meredith Farkas, Librarian, Norwich University</p><p>http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/index.php/index.php?p=186</p></li><li><p>Learning</p><p>why not share a singlehigh quality set of notes, ratherthan making lectures aspeed-writing testDArcy Norman, University of Calgary</p><p>http://www.darcynorman.net/2004/10/30/podcasting-for-education</p></li><li><p>PodcastingConcernsSlackers will skip class!Visual images not captured as in F2FRemedy may be podcasts with videoResearchEmpirical research being donehttp://catalyst.washington.edu/research_development/Steve Schastain: U of Tennesseehttp://schastain.jot.com/?login=1&amp;loginCode=LoginPleaseN340 Principles and Methods</p></li><li><p>How toThe Bare EssentialsExternal MicrophoneMicrophone/headsetLapel microphonePro-quality microphone</p><p>HeadphonesActs as monitor for your mixNormal/standard speakers for your computer</p><p>The Nice Stuff Pre-AmpDbx 26A</p><p>MixerM-Audio Firewire 410Cubase LETAPCO 6360</p><p>Dedicated MP3 recorderOptional, but great for mobile interviewsEdirol M1 - MP3 and WAV recorder</p></li><li><p>Recording Software: Mac Audacity ~ freeQuickTime Broadcaster ~ freeGarage Band ~ $79Sound Studio 2 ~ $49Bias Deck LE ~ $99Logic Express ~ $99Bias Deck ~ $399Logic ~ $999Ableton Live ~ $999</p></li><li><p>Recording Software: PC Audacity ~ freeMixCraft ~ $27Cakewalk Home Studio 2 ~ $149SoundForge ~ $399Adobes Audition ~ $299Ableton Live ~ $999Cakewalk Sonar 4 ~ $479</p></li><li><p>PodcastingExamplesOsiriX Imaginghttp://homepage.mac.com/rossetantoine/osirix/Index2.htmlM2H: Podcasts. http://www.m2hnursing.com/podcast/Instant Anatomyhttp://www.instantanatomy.net/podcasts.htmlMobilcastinghttp://www.mobilcaster.com/</p></li><li><p>PodcastingMedical podcastshttp://www.ahsl.arizona.edu/weblinks/Medical_podcasts.cfmAccess Medicinehttp://books.mcgraw-hill.com/podcast/acm/Johns Hopkins Medicinehttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/mediaII/Podcasts.htmlProfcasthttp://www.profcast.com</p></li><li><p>Lions &amp; tiggers &amp; wikis, oh my!</p><p>the beast</p><p>&amp; </p><p>taming it</p><p>W. Scott Erdley</p></li><li><p>- a dynamic, group-developed web pages easily created and accessed via a browser</p><p>- content may be updated or changed by anyone visiting the website (open authors)</p><p>- allow for asynchronous group socialisation, communication and collaboration</p><p>- a tool for archiving documents, brainstorming, and collaborative writing </p><p>Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), Wikinews (www.wikinews.org/wiki/Health)What is a wiki?</p></li><li><p>Wiki - examplesDeltadigitalhttp://www.deltadigital.no/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php</p><p>Wikiprojecthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_National_Health_Service</p><p>Nursing Wikihttp://en.nursingwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page</p><p>PB wikihttp://pbwiki.com/</p></li><li><p>Case studyNI 2006 Post-conference5 groupsSite hosted by group participanthttp://kurse.ulrich-schrader.de/course/view.php?id=6 Site available - June 2006</p></li><li><p>Case study (2)Pros:24/7 accessMachine / platform independentAsynchronous communication</p><p>Cons:24/7 accessAsynchronous communicationParticipant-driven</p></li><li><p>Case study (3)Actual use - minimalEmail attachment versus use of wikiDifficult for most of group to useVariety of rationales for thisLessons learned:Need buy-in by participantsTechnical skillsTimeExperience with application helpsTry with non-essential documents first to learn</p></li><li><p>Wiki alternativeOnline office productivity applicationsExample: Writely (http://www.writely.com)Now part of Google (see G-docs)Main componentSeparate site hosting the applicationDocument available to invited collaboratorsConcurrent editing if necessarMainly asynchronousBasic tools of word processing or spreadsheet</p></li><li><p>Wiki alternative (2)Pros:24/7 accessNeutral sitePlatform independentNo cost outside of net accessCons:Mainly asynchronousNet access necessaryDownloading / save as document functionality</p></li><li><p>Wiki &amp; alternative summationPros and cons with bothMore than these optionsLearn prior to needed useHave fun!</p><p>Thanks to Peter Young &amp; Steve ShastainFor information in the podcasting and wiki presentation</p></li></ul>