Who says CPUT lecturers are behind when using technology? Over the last few weeks I have discovered a number of really interesting blogs run by CPUT staff and gotten more and more requests of lecturers to create blogs and Facebook groups for them. This is for example a very vibrant blog run by Ayesha Toyer from the Public Relations Management Department at CPUT. The communications lecturers in Engineering have started a blog to collaboratively write a story with their students and the Mentoring unit has created a Facebook group for mentors and mentees in one of the residences. We also ran a really interesting workshop on the use of Mxit for student support which created a lot of interest.
So I thought this is the right time to collect a few pointers for lecturers interested in using Web2.0 technology in their teaching and learning:
- Web2.0 tools for teaching a learning: this is the video of a talk I gave for the TDP programme here at CPUT and it gives you a first overview of the tools available out there
- And this is the PPT (Tools for Technology-Enhanced Learning) I created for this presentation with links to all the websites I am talking about. And this is the accompanying handout.
- School 2.0 in SA: great blog run by Maggie Vester with weekly updates on Web2.0 bookmarks http://maggiev.edublogs.org/
- The amazing Web2.0 projects book: For lecturers who are interested in examples of how Web2.0 tools have been used in primary and secondary school, a really good resource has just been just published by Terry Freedman.
If you would like to see more examples on how CPUT lecturers use Web2.o tools, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org)!