ICT Lecture 24/2/12

Handheld Learning – What place does a handheld divice have on the way we recieve infomation?

It is fast and you get it on the go. You get it in bullet points which is easy and quick to read. There are bitesize bits that are remodelled. The context is harder and you need to do further reading with this information. You can search for the key points. You are getting a ‘post stick notes’. Cognitively you need the landscape in the end. It is relating the snipits of information together and relating it to prior knowledge. Our perception of searching changes the information we find.

Journals are different. You are looking at snippits in the context of the map of the magazine/newspaper. If you just went to the word you were looking for and not look at the context and the ‘cognitive map’ of the document you dont have the same idea of what it is in it. You are relying on someone elses interpretation of what is in the article. To look at journal articles affectively you need to do this yourself.

Six Articles I could use on my essay

Collaborative knowledge building with wikis: The impact of redundancy and polarity

Implementing computer-based assessment – A web-based mock examination changes attitudes

Learning through online peer discourse: Structural equation modeling points to the role of discourse activities in individual understanding

Development and evaluation of a Web 2.0 annotation system as a learning tool in an e-learning environment

Leveraging the affordances of Youtube: The role of pedagogical knowledge and mental models of technology functions for lesson planning with technology

Other journals: ‘ALT J’ and ‘ILS’


2,500 word count

“The Good Writing Guide for Education Students” by Dominic Wyse


  • Define terms – web 2.0 and information 2.0 – Web 2.0 first
  • What does information 2.0 mean?


It is the information 2.0 is the output of web 2.0 and is what is flowing around the web. I don’t digest the web but digest the information on the web. It is connected information.


  • Back up with sources and cite a lecture.
  • Don’t just cite lectures.
  • Look at definitions of web 2.0 and cite some sources of people who say ‘Web 2.0’ is this….
  • 3 sources that talk about Web 2.0
  • Web 2.0 is what you take from web 2.0
  • All we have to do to pass is answer the question and refer to a minimal number of texts: 5
  • 5 citations that support what I am saying: books etc.
  • Define learners for our purpose: primary or secondary school, higher education and adults or the whole lot.
  • Easier for adults
  • doesnt matter if it is broad or if we narrow it down
  • Approach 1: choose several different technologies such as twitter, facebook, blogs and wikis approaches information – bite size chunks – how they gather and process information.
  • Stay away handheld – we do that next year.
  • Facebook information and twitters information in some extent comes from friends – how do you evaluate that information?
  • Facebook is collaboration and could go to the people they dont want to get it. For example, at rugby it not only goes to the people that they want to but other people.
  • Approach 2: Research skills – How social networking has impacted on peoples research skills.
  • Pick a perspective: technology/tools or people.
  • Cant use Digital imigrants + Natives without talking about digital wisdom and David white – be critical of it – not loads of detail. You may want to choose to
  • How to fail
  • Do not answer the question
  • Do not make reference to any sources at all
  • Do not write in sentances
  • Look at media and computer science section to get information
  • Read steve blogs and the references of his blog
  • Read journals
  • You include what you know.
  • Can reference peoples comments on blog as a blend of articles.

When people read your essay:

– Get a sense of what you know
– Get a sense of how you know – when they read it they just know how you know
– Read – write about what you have read – Read lots – its the stage before being critical
– Read and catalogue – noting the bits that are of use – end note – ever note simple.

Dont look for quotes from the internet as you are doing it – you are learning and applying your knowledge and what you know. Just read and then figure out what they mean.

Constructivism for reading: http://www.slideshare.net/vudeevudee/ict-and-constructivism