How to Make the Most of Web 2.0 in Your Classroom

Social NetworkingWould you like to take advantage of the rising interest and continued growth in Web 2.0 (opens in a new window) , social networking, and mobile computing by our students to update the way you teach your classes?

The Center of Excellence for Information & Computing Technology invites you to apply to participate in:  How to Make the Most of Web 2.0 in Your Classroom

The Center has identified 10 Web 2.0 and related technologies* as ones that can help improve learning, make instruction more engaging, and/or foster connections among and between students and faculty.

A total of 10 faculty from Eastern and Western Washington will be selected to participate and they will plan, implement, and assess a project that will use one or more of the Web 2.0 tools for a course they teach.

Faculty Rewards and Responsibilities:
1.   Faculty will plan and complete a project incorporating one or more of the Web 2.0 tools to use in their teaching. View some examples (opens in a new window) .
2.   Faculty will assess the effectiveness of the project by collecting feedback from students about it.
3.   Faculty will receive one-on-one onsite training and support to learn and integrate the tool(s) into their teaching.
4.   Faculty will work with the project manager, Jean Kent, to produce a short Camtasia video showcasing their project from its plan to implementation and assessment. The video will be shared with other community and technical college faculty via the CoE for ICT web site.
5.   Faculty will receive a stipend of $250 upon completion of their project.

Who Should Apply:

  • Faculty in the information technical technology field who teach hybrid and online classes are especially encouraged to apply to address some of the following challenges:
  • Lack of community and feelings of isolation among students – Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can help.
  • Text heavy online instructional materials that overwhelm students – Jing, YouTube, Slideshare, and Flickr can help.
  • Staying current in rapidly changing fields – RSS, Google Reader, YouTube and Twitter can help.
  • Easily collecting student feedback for quick, mid-quarter course corrections – SurveyMonkey can help.

* They include YouTube & digital video planning and production, Google Reader & RSS, Flickr, Twitter, SurveyMonkey, Facebook, Slideshare, and Jing Project.

Please apply here (opens in a new window) .  The deadline for applying is Friday, January, 15, 2010. Participants will be notified by Monday, January 25, 2010,  if they have been selected.  Projects must be completed by Monday, June 14, 2010.

Please contact CoE for ICT Web 2.0 project manager, Jean Kent, at or at 206.200.7096.

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