Web 2.0 tools can be useful for any situation where discussion and content sharing is desired, and where accessing current information in certain topic areas can be advantageous for learning. This case study examines how and why Lubna Alam from the University of Canberra used the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) as a central hub that both provided her students with easy access to the class blogs, wiki and Twitter, and a place where information from the different technologies was amalgamated. The integration of web 2.0 technologies into the learning process is examined, highlighting how this can improve student engagement, communication and collaboration.
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Shared by Roger Gardner.
I use these videos in the e-learning module of the University of Bristol's Teaching and Learning in Higher Education programme. Part of the module allows academics to explore areas of e-learning that interest them, and this excellent selection of video case studies offers a range of examples of practice. Staff can explore individual cases which they are encouraged to analyse in terms of why technology is being used, what are the benefits and potential issues. This reflection is then used to help inform their own planning of a technology-enhanced learning activity.
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