Hi. I am interested in connecting with other postsecondary level instructors who are using Web 2.0 apps, especially blogging, in their classrooms. Is there a specific tag or forum area for college instruction?
I am new here so I am not really sure if there is a specific area to post in for higher ed. I'm not really an instructor, I am an instructional designer at a university. Part of my job is to teach our faculty in the school of nursing how to use such tools in their courses....so I guess I'm an instructor instructor ;) If I can help you in any way, just let me know!
Hi Mary, I'm an education instructor at a private Illinois university who uses blogs, wikis, and other web 2.0 tools in the classroom. I also teach my students how to use them with K-12 students. I'm also looking for others to collaborate with on projects.
Well, it looks like there are at least a few of us who are interested in networking.
@ Jil, Thanks!
@Anita, because I am planning on working in developmental ed., I don't know if it would work to do research together, but I am definitely interested in research and publishing journal articles.
@Mel, that Hotseat app looks amazing. I can't wait to check it out.
@Liz, I don't know what type of collaboration you are interested in. I am focused on developmental reading. There might be some crossover, though.
The host blog for my reading project is http://read96.blogspot.com. I used it for supplementing context clues vocab, time management, and reading and study strategies reflection in a developmental reading class. If you want any info., let me know. I think it is pretty self-explanatory.
I also use blogs and wikis in my college computer apps class. I would love to network with other teachers using these tools. In addition, I teach a methods course for future business education teachers and we use wikis and blogs in that course also.
At the end of the semester my blogging has slowed down dramatically, but I talk about the use of such tools & other things at http://itjil.blogspot.com
I'm working on a post now about writing scholarly papers with web 2.0 tools...hopefully I'll get it posted by Monday!
I am a parttime professor at a local college in Toronto and I have used BLOGs in my classroom. In addition, I also use a program called Notebook (Circus Ponies at http://www.circusponies.com/) to post notes online. The nice thing is, I can insert videos, sound, and text into the pages of my notebook which enriches the student learning experience. I have also added a section called What is on my Bookshelf; where I post the names of the books that I have bought and read on Web 2.0 technologies and digital storytelling. If you have a Mac, it might be worth checking this out as it only costs $29.95 (academic licence).