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Learning Activity Summary

 

Readings 

This week you will read:

 

Discussion

Be prepared to discuss each of the readings this week in seminar.

 

Seminar  

  • Option 1 - You will attend a seminar that provides an overview of the course and introduces you to the copyright unit.
  • Option 2 – You may listen to the archived seminar and write a 350+ word synopsis. Submit here. Instructions to access the archives are located at Tutorial - Elluminate Recorded Sessions

 

Introduction

This week we will investigate the vast collection of “shared” content on the Web. (You will find that you can truly “stand on the shoulders of giants!”) We will also discuss the nature and concept of a weblog or blog as it is more commonly called. Blogs exert considerable influences in areas you may already know and many that may surprise you.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to compare and contrast three different repositories for shared content on the Web

  • Be able to design and create a blog for a specific purpose
  • Be able to critique the influences of a blog and how those may be applied effectively in your own situation

 

Reading

Reading 1:  Read the description of each of three collaborative content repositories -

 

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each within the educational environment. Reflect upon these questions as you read:

  • Is there a fee or membership involved?
  • Does any one of these repositories offer safeguards from inappropriate or explicit media?
  •  Is any one of the repositories more appropriate for the elementary level? Secondary? Post-secondary?
  • Does any one repository stand out as far as diverse content? (both in subject matter as well as type of media)

 

Reading 2:

          Deconstruct the author’s argument. Be sure to read the synopsis of the referenced Pew report. Formulate you own response to

          the question “Are blogs dead?”

          While you are reading this, consider other populations that may also have blogs specific to their needs.

          While you are reading this, consider your own reaction to knowing a blog may be sponsored. Do you think this rationale also

          applies to educational blogs that are sponsored by such organizations as ITSE Connects, Education World, PBS Teachers

          blog, Education Week, and others? Compare these to ones who are not sponsored such as the ones listed here.

          Read this in light of the author’s own statement: “Bloggers should finally realize the level of responsibility we now enjoy and

          think twice when publishing something that may influence people into making a decision they later regret…” Then consider

          your own responsibility, that of your faculty, and ultimately the students.

          This one is long, so skim it. It is also the only one of the readings that is in a peer-reviewed journal. Consider these authors

          findings in relation to the readings listed above. Emphasis is on:

          This one I think you will find the most “fun.” Although the author proclaims it to be validate as far as study protocols, there is

          nothing to back this up. It is offered for your consideration as an interesting, loosely researched-based opinion piece. What

          other areas could have been investigated?

 

Discussion

This week our discussion will occur in seminar. We will be reviewing the syllabus and a course overview will be presented. We will also discuss your experiences with Wallwisher and Wordle. Be prepared to compare and contrast this to introductory activities your have participated in in other courses.

 

Seminar    

  • Option 1 - You will attend a seminar that provides an overview of the course and introduces you to the copyright unit.
  • Option 2 – You may listen to the archived seminar and write a 350+ word synopsis. Post your synopsis here. Instructions to access the archives are located at Tutorial - Elluminate Recorded Sessions.

 

Access to the Elluminate Town Hall will be through the Blackboard coursesite. You are strongly encouraged to use this time to be sure that you have "set up" Elluminate to run on your computer before the first scheduled meeting (see email). You can find out how to do this in the Technology Orientation - found by clicking on the sidebar to your left on the Blackboard coursesite.

 

Your grade will be predicated upon the following rubric:

 

To do
Points
Quality participation in Wallwisher/Wordle discussion
6
Offer quality, reflective commentary regarding copyright and its place in an educational environment
6
Use appropriate discussion board etiquette
4
Arrive on time and stay for entire session
4

 

 

Weekly Assignment

This week you will create a blog which will focus upon our course text, They Snooze, You Lose by Lynell Burmark. In order to set it up and create your two entries, follow the steps below:

 

To do-

  1. Go to Blogger and create an account. (If you already have one, create a blog separate from any others that you may own.)
  2. In the first entry, dialogue a bit about your experiences in creating the copyright presentation and in the learning you acquired.
  3. Create a Slideshare account. Upload your copyright presentation.
  4. Using the embed code, create a second entry which showcases your presentation.
  5. Turn in assignment here. Be sure to link to your professional wiki as well.

 

Your grade will be predicated upon the following rubric:

 

To do
Points
Create Blogger account.
5
Offer an insightful, quality evaluation of your learning experience with copyright
20
Create Slideshare account
5
Embed presentation.
5
Link to assignment page and professional wiki.
5

 

 

Congratulations - you have just finished week 2!

 

 

 

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