Im recently starting to think more and more about Web2.0 and teaching; more specifically how much is actually web2.0 (on the assumption it can be defined) and how much is what Im getting the students to do (or, indeed, what I, as I extend my own knowledge am doing). Is just looking at videos on YouTube any different from looking at them in the VLE? What happens when they start to upload them / attach them to a discussion posting in the VLE?
So, (and I think this is where my research is increasingly going)
- Who should the audience be? (self / select group/ class / uni / world … and various stages in between!)
- Where should it be hosted? (What backup do we have if it goes down [internal or external!]
- Whos funding the hosting?
- Why are we using it? Is it primarily to gather information; to disseminate; to organise personally; to collaborate (because we have to?)
- Are the roles of all users the same or does the original user have a different reason to all/some of the audience
- What do we want to do? (Before/during/post using tool?)
Clearly, there are a lot of overlaps … but equally as the task/meaning etc., becomes more important, so the actual tool may become less important.