E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

Web Site Authoring Tools Used in creating mark-up language (i.e. Includes social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups and folksonomies. Tags: folksonomy blog wiki content development authoring tools podcast read/write web mashup elearning development

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf.

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Semantic technologies and learning

Learning with e's

This is nicely facilitated by Social Web technologies (e.g. blogs and wikis), which better enable learning environments to support principles of social constructivism. collaborative tagging, social networking, mash-ups, and wikis), lightweight representation of semantics and metadata is used in the form of folksonomies, user comments, and ratings. Collaborative tagging and folksonomies for multimedia learning objects.

Up Pompey

Learning with e's

I will be hooking up with old pals Emma Duke-Williams (world famous in Portsmouth for her portrait of me as 'multi-me') and Manish Malik (with whom I have just written a paper on Cloud Learning Environments). I hope to explore some of the possibilities and potential of tools such as blogs, wikis, microblogs and aggregators, and will also explore mashups, social tagging, and concepts such as 'wisdom of crowds' and folksonomies.