Saturday 17 May 2008

Presentation: Highpoint Symposium Workshop 2: Social Bookmarking and Social Networking

Many thanks to all those that attended this workshop on Social Bookmarking and Social Networking. Here is a link to the workshop presentation for your convenience. All other attendees, please feel free to download and view. (click on full screen for best viewing, escape button to exit full screen mode)

For those of you who would like to gain an initial feel for working informally in a social 'learning' network then visit Web2learning : and ask for an invite. Additionally both myself and Heather will be happy to help with any general queries in the domain of Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and Web 2.0 technology.

Workshop 2 Recap

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, 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


Jane CD said...

Really useful session. I posted the url for Ning on our e-learning blog at lunchtime and got a mesage back from a tutor that evening. She had already found a network for those learning Spanish and will recommend this with her students.

Thanks also to Steve for the invite to his Web 2.0 group.

Steve Mackenzie said...

Hi Jane, Good to hear that you and your tutors have found a potential new source to help students learn. Lets' hope they find some value in it. Let me know how they get on and what the tutor thinks.