Kategorie: Teaching

Pedagogical Media Theory – Blogging and its possible relation to education

Description for my Seminar in Summer 2009:

blogging

Since Blogs are an easy way to publish information to the web the use of them is still increasing, even in educational settings. The question for this seminar is how could blogging and microblogging be used efficently for teachers and learners. What are traps and what are benefits in using those technologies for learning processes? What kind of understanding of the relation between teacher and student are common and meaningful if social software is used in education? We will deal with different learning theories and how they adapt to blogging. You will also try blogging and microblogging during the seminar to discover relevant aspects for judging about the relevance and to take didactical aspects in account for future learning arrangements.

Links for this Seminar will be bookmarked at delicious with the tag: seminarappeltsose2009

This Course will take place between Apr. 7th 2009 and Jul. 14th 10:00 – 12:00 h (cet).

Review of a Seminar with Blogs, a Wiki and more

In this post I’m going to review my first Seminar held at the university to share my experiences with you and get some Feedback for improvement. I will seperate this review into the following parts:

  1. Description of the Seminar (Intention, Participants, Goals)
  2. Approach (Schedule, Tools, …)
  3. Experiences
  4. Findings

  1. Description of the Seminar (Intention, Participants, Objectives)
  2. The Seminar was held at the University of Hamburg during Summersemester 2008. It was intended to be a Seminar for Students of Educational Science from Hamburg and for Students who are in the international MA Programme ePedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building located at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki – it’s Students are spread around the whole Globe like Weiterlesen

How to share Seminar Material online

Having a Webpage or a Blog for a Seminar becomes more and more popular. The times where you have to copy whole folders of seminal content are rarely over because of different good reasons.

Get it online

One can easily upload different kinds of files to the own webpage to make them available to the students. Usually Slides, Texts, Images, Videos or even a collection of Links are published on websites.

Share

The Web offers a lot of Options to share your Seminar stuff with others on social sharing services. This is helpful to avoid the reinvention of the wheel, to get credits and Feedback from others, even from people who are not within that particular seminar but interested in the topic.

Make it work

Most of those social sharing services do not only offer the storage of files. They usually offer user profiles, categories and tagging for your content. Another very useful feature is the embed function. That means you can upload and store your files on theyr server, but they allow you to copy an embed-code from their page to display the content in your blog/website. And further on to embed slideshows or films into your own website usually means that you can watch them without leaving your website.

How To

  1. Find the embed-code (Viddler, Teachertube, Slideshare, Flickr, Scribt, Issuu)
  2. Copy it to your Clipboard
  3. Go to your Blogpost (change to the code editor if you are in wysiwyg-mode)
  4. Paste the code
  5. Be happy 😉

Note: WordPress.com and Edublogs.org sometimes need special code. See their FAQ’s if no special code is offered.
The Screenshots below will show you where to find the embed code.

Services

Video: Viddler, Teachertube
Slides: Slideshare
Images: Flickr
Links: del.icio.us
Text: scribd, issuu

It works like this Video from Teachertube:

eLearning – Concept for a Seminar

I am giving my first Seminar at the University of Hamburg this Semester. It is a lot of fun working with interested and motivated students and it is a lot of work to arrange a seminar for those students.
I decided not to use one of the established plattform which are supposed to support seminars here in Hamburg.

Reasons to work with a Blog and Wiki in Seminars

I decided that i’d like to try to work with a weblog-wiki-combination for my seminar as I am always praying telling in my workshops. Weiterlesen