Sunday, August 12, 2007

Projected Project

Michael and I have worked together on a project that highlights the use of Web 2.0 tools in education. It is meant to be an overview for those instructors just starting out with using these tools. It actually served as a terrific review for me of the material we have focused on during this course. I feel so much more comfortable with these tools now. Prior to this course I only had a vague sense of what a blog or podcast was. Wiki was not in my vocabulary. Now I have co-authored a wiki that explains what these tools are and how they can be used in the classroom. While I have thought of many ways I might employ these tools, I keep thinking about my email pen pals turning into working partners. This project has served as a good model and has been a way for me to experience what I might ask students to do. Michael and I each took three sections on which to work. We made suggestions and changes to each other’s work. We then worked together compiling the remaining section. We used email for most of our communication with each other, while students could use the comments section of the wiki. They could also use Skype, or something like Elluminate. While the project seemed daunting at first, it went well and was fun to work on.

1 comment:

mrichme said...

I'm proud of the work we did together. Thanks for being a great partner.