Week 15 Podcast

December 2, 2010

Hello and welcome to the last podcast for the world is open class. This has been a great experience to share my reflections with you. So thank for taking the time to listen.

This week's topic is Network and Personalized Learning

I hope you enjoy it.

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  • Miguel

    Thank you for your podcast, Hesham! It’s great! I especially liked the way you summarized the most important features of Web 2.0 technologies and indicated the ways in which these technologies can promote learning when used properly as a part of a class. I totally agree with you that we have covered many significant elements of Web 2.0 technologies in this class such as collaborative learning, active learning, sense of authorship, mobile learning, immersive learning, etc. We also covered very good examples of instructional uses of a variety of technologies such as wikis, blogs, video sharing resources, and many more. I do agree with Dr. Bonk that this is a lot of material to be covered in a single course and it would be nice to have a second part.

    I guess that something very important to consider is that Web 2.0 are just a set of technologies and they might not be helpful at all if they are not used appropriately. Something that I like from this class was that we were given the freedom to select the technology we wanted to use to support our own metacognitive process. Some of us used text-based blogs, others used audio podcast and some others used video. I think this is a cool and effective way to use technologies to promote learning because each student knows his/her own learning style and has the chance to select the best way to take advantage of it.

    Hey, thanks a lot for your kind comments towards our group in general. I also enjoyed having all the guest speakers, especially Dr. Paul Kim. We learned a lot from all o f them. I want to take the opportunity also to thank you as a classmate for your contributions to our class.

    Dec 3, 2010 at 12:50 am
  • Cesur

    Hi Hesham,

    You changed the starting and finishing music. (Maybe because of last podcast of this course). Unfortunately, we came to the end of this semester, blogs and podcasting. Time is flying…

    Of course, web 2.0 technologies facilitate not only personalized learning, but also collaborative and cooperative learning. For example, YouTube and TeacherTube provide a lot of educational videos that are available to watch and learn something individually. On the other hand, wikis, blogs, and open sources allow people to work together to share ideas, create new tools, and help and support each other.

    With rapid innovations and advance in web 2.0 technologies, learning and teaching have already exceeded beyond classrooms, schools, even borders and countries. Web 2.0 technologies make learning and teaching more flexible, accessible, and feasible. Hesham, thank you for all your effort to create podcasts and share your thoughts with us about this course.

    Best Regards, Cesur

    Dec 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm