Week 7 Assignment 1: Educational Technologies Blog
Netiquette (n.d.) “is a combination of network and etiquette is the social code of the internet because the internet is a network and etiquette is a social code.” Netiquette (n.d.) “internet etiquette is centered on data and its use. The types of data are: text, audio, graphic, and video. Each website supports these types of data to some degree. Since internet use is new and increasing there are new words to accommodate its use, cyber words.” Barkley(2009) further states “netiquette had a positive impact on the groups during the early stages of the course when novice learners, both to online learning and higher education, were developing their confidence and trust in their peers” (p.163).
The reason I selected this technology is because it provides a great guide to what rules to use such as “the Golden rule: which is doing on to others as you want them to do to you” (Netiquette, n.d.). In general the site helps educate people on how to be safe while going on-line to communicate with others and how effective using internet rules can be of benefit to them.
The first way I would use the Netiquette site is by having learners present a 1 page power point presentation by using images, words, or pictures from one of the ten to illustrate how that rule is important when using the internet and technology.
The second way I would use Netiquette site is by putting learners in a small group of 4 learners then having learners list 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages of the ten rules and then compare and contrast their findings in the classroom setting. An additional assignment would be for learners to individually complete an online quiz from the URL: http://www.learnthenet.com/test-yourself/netiquette/index.php to test their knowledge of the rules of netiquette.
The second technology is World Ecitizens (n.d.) “aims to encourage understanding between peoples and communities and to share the fascinating diversity within nations and across the world web based learning environment is a rich resource for educational collaboration in topics such as responsible citizenship, mutual respect, combating social injustice and conflict prevention and resolution. WE participants can build projects together, join in debates, and develop electronic portfolios.”
The rationale for using this technology is because the site gives resources for learners to connect and have interaction with other learners in groups from all over the world as well as being able to design educational projects. But what is equally important it that the site provides and additional link called “Etopia Project for educators where they also can interact and collaborate with other professionals” (World Ecitizens, n.d.).
The first way learners could benefit from using World Ecitizens is by providing leaners with a discussion question, for example how can respect be given when communicating with others online or through technology? Learners then have to come up with two activities that they feel would promote respect when interacting with individuals across the world.
The second way leaners can benefit from using World Ecitizens is by having learners connect with another person from another country and spend 4 days finding out specific information about their learning environment and setting in which they live in and then on the 5 day present a two page research paper on their findings.
Bradley, S. (2009). The impact of netiquette on online group work: A study of UK Open University students. In O. Kallioinen (Ed.), Learning by developing—New ways to learn 2009 conference proceedings (pp. 152–167). Espoo, Finland: Laurea University of Applied Sciences.
Learn the net. (2012). Retrieved December 10, 201, from http://www.learnthenet.com/test-yourself/netiquette/index.php
Netiquette. (n.d.) Retrieved December 10, 2012, from http://www.networketiquette.net/
World Ecitizens (n.d.) Retrieved December 10, 2012, from http://www.mirandanet.ac.uk/worldecitizens/