WHO? Gregor Kennedy from the Biomedical Multimedia Unit, University of Melbourne
WHEN? 13 April 2010, 6.30-7.30 pm
WHERE? IDEA Lab, Level 4, 111 Barry Street, Carlton VIC (Google map:
COST? Free to attend (BYO drinks)
ABSTRACT: An array of new Web 2.0 technologies has risen to prominence in the last few years (Flickr, Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, Delicious, Twitter). These technologies are characterised by users’ ability to create content and publish or share it with group(s) of people with relative ease. The widespread popularity and potential learning applications of these technologies has increased the pressure on teaching staff – implicit and explicit – to incorporate Web 2.0 learning activities into their curriculum. And while there are certainly examples of how this has been done well, there are also significant ‘coalface’ challenges associated with effectively incorporating ‘Web 2 Cool’ into students’ learning experience.