Definition of cyberlearning
Cyberlearning reflects a growing national interest in managing the interactions of technology and education, especially with respect to the use of networking and information technologies or the use of Web 2.0 networked computing and communication technologies to support learning.
For example of a classroom application, With Web 2.0 resources students can connect to share ideas, engage in inquiry, and search for additional information. Sometimes called learning communities, collaboration among students and teachers expends educational possibilities through electronic connectedness. Students can engage in critical thinking and problem solving through collaborating and communicating with others and by using curiosity and imagination to explore new ideas.
Cyberlearning literacy and how it may be used in the classroom.
Cyberlearning literacy represents the skills and knowledge regarding web 2.0 which will allow for success not only in the classroom, but in other settings as well. Teachers can improve cyberlearning literacy by providing students with Web 2.0 tools. This can be done by incorporating audio/video from the internet into lessons, podcasts, and encouraging students to surf the web on their own to look for websites that they find interesting or useful. Another web 2.0 tool that can improve cyberlearning literacy is the use of blogs and wikis. This encourages collaboration between users, and gives students opportunities to expand on ideas and also access to new online resources and means of communication. By exposing students to these new tools associated with the Web 2.0, the result will be a rise in cyberlearning literacy.
Three web 2.0 resources and how they might assist learning.
Blogs – contain text, visuals and link to websites, allow learners to share information with each other and with the teacher. Blog also can be a dialog with a group of people all interest in the same topic or issue. The structure of a blog is arranged so the most recent posting is first, allowing easy access to the most recent comments. When teaching student writing skills, a blog is a great way to offer them an audience to comment on their ideas or their writing. For example is wordpress.
Online Audio and Video – enable user to share video content via public repositories. It help teacher and student to source video content for knowledge acquisition or remixing purposes, as well as disseminate their own video. For example is youtube, where teacher can share educational video and link the URL at i-learn for student education knowledge.
Presentation tools – enable user to sequence multimodal content such as support or deliver an instructional narrative. Products are shareable via URL and public repositories. Presentation tools are useful for any situation where student or teacher is required to share or demonstrate their understanding. For example web 2.0 is Prezi, where we can design the slideshow as we like, change background and download the presentation when we want to use it offline.
Why social networking issues important for the classroom.
Social network are very useful in this era. It also has it pros and cons. Teacher must be aware with networking issues. For example cyberbully, this issue is important for teachers to be aware of when working with students because it is becoming more prominent in our society every day. It’s an issue that needs to be addressed because it’s causing both mental and physical harm to students, something that needs to be prevented at every opportunity by instructors. Thus, teacher needs to concern about these issues and overcome it before it become serious. Teacher also needs to give an advice to student of using social network about it pros and cons.