An international conference to discuss 21st century pedagogies held in Shanghai, China with conference materials and discussion forums hosted on Ning by Jeff Utecht.
It’s interesting to see in what ways this upcoming conference reflects the Horizon Report’s predictions on emerging technologies that will “likely enter mainstream use in learning-focused organizations within three adoption horizons over the next one to five years.”
For this week we’ll take a look at the Horizon Report with an eye to how it could inform your teaching, research and scholarship. These “disruptive technologies” are changing the publishing landscape in some unforeseen and radical ways as well and during our f2f meeting we’ll break up into groups to explore and report back on our findings. Some hands-on activities will include exploring and subscribing to blogs and podcasts and we’ll use popular RSS (Really Simple Syndication) aggregators like iTunes and personalized portals like netvibes to help us collect, sort and manage our web-based information. Finally, we’ll take a look at some short videos and interactive web sites that help contextualize Web 2.0 for educators.
I’d like to hear what your thoughts are on the differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 and which, if any, of the Web 2.0 examples we’ve explored thus far resonate with you as an educator and scholar.