Society for International Education
iEARN Centre, Pakistan
SIE/iEARN Professional Development Program
January-June 2016 - Karachi
Workshop Title: Bringing Web 2.0 in Classrooms
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: Saturday, 23rd April, 2016
Focused participants: All subject teachers and other interested participants
The evolution of the web and the changing trend in the use of www from static Web 1.0 to dynamic Web 2.0, aims to enhance creativity, information sharing and collaboration among users. Web 2.0 technologies and social networking has a big impact on the changing roles of the student and teacher.
The increasing demand of the student-centered model of instruction placed on educators and technology professionals to go beyond the traditional textbook and the blackboard methods and meet the needs of today’s generation.
The Social Media and Web 2.0 tools workshop is designed to share with the participants the possibilities of Web 2.0 tools within education. Educators have a complete opportunity to learn practical implementation of these tools like twitter, wikis, blogs, Facebook and its importance in education. Although these tools were not designed specifically for e-learning but can be used to empower students and create exciting new learning opportunities for them.
Aims and Objectives
The Workshop aims to
• familiarize participants with Web 2.0 tools and remove the mysteries associated with these technologies.
• introduce the importance and relevance of Web 2.0 tools with in education.
• introduce how these tools can be used for collaborative projects and establishing learning communities.