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TAC Web 2.0/Social Media Tools Certificate

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 tool within a course.

Choose from one of the following tracks to complete focus on a Web 2.0 theme.  

Track 1: Collaboration
Collaboration focuses on using Web 2.0 tools to enhance collaboration within the class by building online communities using Netvibes, Feedly, Google Apps for Education, Delicious, Evernote, Flicker and Digg.

Track 2: Communication 
Communication focuses on using a variety of free online Web 2.0 communication tools to enhance student communication inside and outside the classroom, including blogs, wikis, Google Hangouts, Voki, Storify and Twitter. 

Track 3: Multimedia
Multimedia focuses on different types of multimedia Web 2.0 tools that students can use to share and critique information with one another through voice and video, including podcasting, vodcasting, YouTube, Animoto, ScreenCasting Apps, Tumblr, Wordle, and photo editing and sharing. It also provides instructors a different platform to deliver information to students.

Track 1- Collaboration (Choose three out of the four training sessions)

Using Web 2.0 for E-Learning
Provides an overview of Web 2.0 tools. Social networking, data mashing, media-sharing, copyright concerns, privacy issues and more will be briefly 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 browser's favorites or find a new way to look for websites to explore. Learn how to tag and share websites with others using Delicious, Evernote and Flicker.

Google Apps for Education
Take a tour of Google Apps for Education. Learn how to share calendars and schedule meetings with Google Calendar, set up shared documents with Google Drive, and create a web page with Google Sites.

Create Your Own Social Network
Apply the power of social networking in your course while using Netvibes or Feedly. Learn how to create a community and engage students with course content and each other in a closed social network.

Track 2 – Communication (Choose three out of the four training sessions)

Blogs
A blog is a easily created, updateable website that allows an 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.

Wikis
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 such as Voice Threads and Storify. Learn how to use Google Hangouts to participate in video meetings. Also learn how to create quick screen capture videos using Screenr or Screencast-O-Matic. 

Social Networking
Explore the popular social networking site Twitter. Twitter is a social network service that 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 three out of the four training sessions)

Online Photo Editing and Sharing
Do you have photos and don’t know what to do with them? Learn how to upload pictures to the web, share with others and edit photos using a free online photo editor.  

Podcasting
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.

Vodcasting
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, image and music mediums to use in your course. Learn how to incorporate iTunesU, Animoto and Wordle in your course.