The application of Web 2.0 technologies for educational purposes is gaining ground in many academic quarters. In this workshop we will highlight the features of two popular web 2.0 technologies Social Bookmarking and Social Networking and explore ideas of how they can be used for teaching, learning and professional development.
In this workshop we will
- explore the meaning of social bookmarking/ Social Networking as part of the Web 2.0 environment
- demonstrate the use of social bookmarking and networking (including del.icio.us, Ning)
ask participants to share their thoughts and ideas for using these tools
- share how we have tried to use these tools as part of the pathfinder
- explore ways in which they can be useful for both students and staff