This week we turn our attention to some of the most popular online venues for the communal discussion, dissemination and collaboration of ideas, information and resources—blogs, wikis and similar co-constructive spaces. In what ways do the readings for this week provide an insight into their potential use in educational settings? In what ways could they support the learning goals you have for your students? What do these venues for collaboration and resource sharing mean for you as an educator and scholar? What questions do they raise for you? In class we are going to have some hands-on practice with some collaborative research and information-filtering tools, such as Diigo and Zotero. We will also navigate around our course wiki and start to formulate our classroom project.
[UPDATE] Here is an archive of our February 12th Elluminate session over at LearnCentral on Finding and Filtering Online Resources. We were thrilled to have educators from all over the world join our group and even though I am still navigating my way around Elluminate, we found this environment to be the most collaborative and easy to use for our virtual session and will use it again.