Working with Bernie Walker-Gibbs, CD&DU has helped produce CQU’s first “web2.0 course site” for the course EDED11448, Creative Futuring. It’s been talked about previously. This post talks briefly about the purpose and initial experience.
At a recent on-campus presentation I gave an overview of the how and why behind this little experiment. If you really want, you can have a listen via Google Video
The work the students will be doing during term can be explained by drawing on the structure of the site:
A place for students and staff to talk about the course. Implemented using a blogger blog.
- Learning Space
All of the material for the course hosted on a WetPaint wiki.
One part of their assessment is to develop an idea that will fundamentally revolutionise the way people currently work and live. They are meant to use their RedBubble portfolio explore possibilities and develop ideas. Some of the students already use RedBubble to host a portfolio of their artistic work – you can see some examples on the Portfolio page.
The students will be expected to use their Redbubble journal to reflect on material from within the course as part of one of their assignments.
As students and staff are traveling across the web they will be using del.icio.us to tag/bookmark resources they find relevant to the course and its content. This approach will also be used to generate a podcast of resources they find on the web.
While the website will provide one interface into this work the theory is that they will also be able to use a news reader via a course OPML feed.