#PLENK2010 Tools of use in online learning – PLE/PLN

Tools (to provide the basic means for manipulating information)

* Processing tools ( to support learners cognitive processing)

  • Seeking tools (to locate and filter needed resources) – Slideshare, RSS, Google Reader, Delicious, Google, iGoogle, Netvibes, Amplify, Twitter, Youtube,
  • Collecting tools (to gather resources) – Slideshare, Delicious, Google, iGoogle, Netvibes, Amplify, Twitter, Blogs, wikis, Email, Linked in
  • Organizing tools (to represent relationships among ideas) – CMap, Bubbl.us, Brain, Google Reader,
  • Integrating tools (to link new with existing knowledge) – RSS, Google Reader, Delicious, Google, iGoogle, Netvibes, Amplify, Twitter, FB, Moodle, Blogs, wikis
  • Generating tools (to create new things or artifacts to think with) – Podcasting, Digital Story, Media, Webcam, Blogs, wikis, CMap, Bubbl.us, Brain,

* Manipulation tools (to test the validity of, or to explore, beliefs and theories) – Blogs, wikis, Twitter, FB

* Communication tools (to communicate among learners, teachers and experts)

  • Synchronous communication tools (to support real time interaction) – Elluminate, Skype, FB chat, Twitter, UStream, Dimdim, Plurk
  • Asynchronous communication tools (to support time-shifted communication) – Moodle, Blogs, wikis, FB, Amplify it

* Scaffolds (to guide and support learning efforts)

  • Domain – specific versus generic scaffolds – Asynchronous sessions (Moodle Forum discussion)
  • Conceptual scaffolding (guidance on what to consider) – CMaps, Brain
  • Metacognitive scaffolding (guidance on how to utilize resources and tools) – Synchronous session (Elluminate), Asynchronous sessions (Moodle Forum discussion),
  • Strategic scaffolding/guidance on approaches to solving the problem – Wikis – artifacts, selected readings, Synchronous session (Elluminate), Asynchronous sessions (Moodle Forum discussion), Blogs

An alternative way to classify the Social Networking Tools:

Social sites: My Space, Facebook, Twitter, Quora, Amplify, Google Wave

Photosharing: Flickr, PhotoBucket

Videosharing: Youtube, Blip.tv, Vimeo, Teachers’ Tube

Professional networking sites: LinkedIn, Ning

Blogs: Blogger.com, WordPress, Posterous,

Wikis: Wetpaint, Pbwiki, Wikispace

Content tagging: MERLOT, SLoog, Delicious, Diigo

RSS Aggregator: RSS feeds, Google Reader

Virtual worlds: SecondLife, Active Worlds, Club Penguin

Slideshare: Slideshare.net

Aggregators: iGoogle, Google, Netvibes, Delicious, Symbaloo

Others: Voicethreads, Digital Story

Ref to Steve Wheeler’s Slides here on Communities Spaces and Pedagogies for the Digital Age

My ten top Web 2.0 tools (slide 28)

Blog – Blogger; WordPress

Wiki – Wetpaint; PB wiki

Podcasting – Audacity; Podbean

Slide sharing – Slideshare

Photo sharing – Flickr; Picassa

Social Tagging – Delicious; Diigo

Video sharing – Youtube; Vimeo

URL Shortening – bit.ly; ow.ly

Aggregator – iGoogle; Pageflakes

Microblog – Twitter; Tumblr

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