Web 2.0 for Global Connections of Educators
Sarah McPherson, New York Institute of Technology, United States ; John Castellani, Johns Hopkins University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The purpose of the project is to develop guidelines for cross-national communities using web 2.0 tools. Using a ning called Global Connections 2008, www.globalconnections2008.ning.com for spring 2008 semester coursework activities, pre-service and in-service educators in teacher preparation programs from the United States, Taiwan, China, Japan, and the United Kingdom participated in this cultural exchange. The participants interacted through discussions and projects about each other’s country, culture, educational programs, and new strategies for teaching language literacy. The activities used web 2.0 features available in the ning for discussion forums, blogs, sharing video, photos and graphics. Specific assignments included illustrating a proverb using a digital graphical organizer and digital storytelling using Movie Maker, PhotoShop and YouTube or TeacherTube. Lessons learned and next steps will be incorporated into further curriculum development for web 2.0 for global awareness of educators.
McPherson, S. & Castellani, J. (2008). Web 2.0 for Global Connections of Educators. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1061-1066). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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