Hi all, I've been heavily researching and learning all about web 2.0/social networking in education for a couple of weeks now and it seems like it would be a good idea to set a foundation and some goals and metrics for the space.
Please let me know if this is happening somewhere else on the web, if it is I'll be happy to join the discussion/collaboration there.
If it is not, I think this is a pretty good place to start.
I'm suggesting that we as a group of vested, interested, informed individuals build a definition set, come up with some goals and ways to measure those goals.
I'll propose a few ideas here and look forward to your thoughts.
I know a lot of definitions are happening in wikipedia naturally but I thought this group would a have a perception of the key words that would be helpful to ourselves versus the general masses.
# of teachers using web 2.0
# of conferences
# of students participating here
improved learning efficiencies
educating students in new communication techniques
I think this will help us bring new folks into the fold and help our initiative grow.