User:Riacale/FNHL Introduction to Social Web Tools

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The Social in Social Web Tools

Characteristics of Social Web Tools

  • Easy creation
  • Potential for collaboration
  • Avenue for feedback and conversation
  • Open Content (David Wiley's 4Rs)
    1. Reuse – the right to reuse the content in its unaltered / verbatim form
    2. Revise – the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself
    3. Remix – the right to combine the original or revised content with other content to create something new
    4. Redistribute – the right to make and share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others
Flickr image: GaryHayes

Uses and Benefits

Social media tools allow you to support your student's learning in ways that have not been possible before. Students can more easily connect and collaborate with each other, or have easy access to timely and relevant news items, blog posts or other web resources relevant to the content they are studying. Below are some ways in which you could use social web tools in a classroom:


Group authoring on a topic

  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Collaborative Writing Tools

Easy and quick way to make course resources available

  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Feed Reading
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Media Sharing

Peer review/editing

  • Wikis
  • Blogs

Student generated resource development

  • Microblogging
  • Social Networks
  • Instant Messaging

Presentations

  • Online Presentation Tools
  • Media Sharing

Tools

All Tools

  • Wikis
  • Weblogs or Blogs
  • Microblogs
  • Online Presentation Tools
  • Instant Messaging
  • Visual Organizers
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Social Networking
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Feed Reading
  • Media Sharing
  • References

Things to Think About

Resources

UBC Services