TAC Web 2.0/Social Media Tools Certificates
This TAC certificate series examines Web 2.0 tools and ways to integrate them into your courses. There are three tracks – collaboration, communication, and multimedia; each track has its own TAC certificate. Complete one certificate or all three! By the end of each track, participants will know how to use the tools and apply at least one to a FA 09 course.
Choose from one of the following tracks to complete focusing on a Web 2.0 theme.
Track 1: Collaboration focuses on using web 2.0 to enhance collaboration within the class by building online communities using Netvibes/Ning, Google Apps, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Flickr, Digg, and RSS feeds.
Track 2: Communication focuses on using a variety of types of free online Web 2.0 communication tools to enhance student communication inside and outside the classroom, including blogs, wikis, Skype, instant messaging, Google Chat, Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In .
Track 3: Multimedia focuses on different types of multimedia web 2.0 tools that students can use to share information and critique information with one another through voice and video, including podcasting, vodcasting, YouTube, iTunes, ToonDoo, and photo editing and sharing. It also provides instructors a different platform to deliver information to students.
Track 1- Collaboration (Choose 3 out of the 4 training sessions)
Using Web 2.0 for e-Learning
Provides an over view of Web 2.0 tools, we will briefly cover social networking, data mashing, media-sharing, RSS feeds, copyright concerns, privacy issues, and more will be discussed during this session. Learn how to use Web 2.0 tools that can be used in the classroom to engage students and faculty members in teaching, research and sharing of information.
Organizing your digital information
Look for new ways to organize all the different sites you have bookmarked in your web broswer’s favorites or find a new way to look for websites to explore. Learn how to tag and share websites with others.
Take a tour of these Google Apps. Learn how to share calendars and schedule meetings with Google Calendar, set up shared documents with Google Docs, and create a web page with Google Site.
Create your own Social Network
Apply the power of social networking in your course while using Ning and Netvibes. Learn how to create a community and engage students with course content and each other in a closed social network.
Track 2 – Communication (Choose 3 out of the 4 training sessions)
A blog is easily created, updateable website that allows author or authors to publish instantly to the Internet from any Internet connection without using web editor software. Learn how to engage your students in your course with this technology
A wiki is a website where anyone can edit anything anytime without using web editor software. Learn how to develop a wiki to use in your course.
Video and Text Online Communication
Explore tools to communicate online with your students, Skype a simple and popular free Internet-based service. Learn how to use Google Chat and Skype to participate in video meetings. Also learn how to chat via text with your students using Google Chat, AIM or Meebo.
Explore 3 popular social networking sites: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Networking) Learn how to create a profile to connect with others.
Track 3 – Multimedia (Choose 3 out of the 4 training sessions)
Online Photo Editing and Sharing
Do you have photos and don’t know what you do with them? Learn how to upload pictures to the web, share with others with others and/or edit using a free online photo editor.
Have you ever heard about podcasting and wondered how it could enhance student learning? Learn how to create audio podcasts to help make your words and ideas come to life for your students.
Make your course content come alive through video. Learn how to create compelling video content by recording, editing, and packaging your content in easy-to-access vodcasts.
Music/Images and Web 2.0
Explore different video and music mediums to use in your course. Learn how to incorporate iTunesU, Youtube, imeem and Toondoo in your course.