Web 3.0: The Way Forward?


There were some interesting presentations at the Vital Meet seminar tonight, held at St James' School in Exeter. Chris Fuller (Follow him as @ChrisFullerisms on Twitter) spoke about Moblogging and argued that blogging while mobile fits into the ethos of a lot of young people. They enjoy living in the 'here and now' so would probably benefit from posting their observations and thoughts on the move rather than wait until later. Dan Roberts (@ChickenSaltash) reported on how his School, Saltash.Net in Cornwall is using a number of Web 2.0 tools to promote collaboration and creative approaches to learning in school. Peter Yeomans (@ethinking) from my own Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth provoked some interesting discussion around the problems of trying to encourage undergraduate students to collaborate in online learning environments. Alistair Fitchett, an Assistant Head teacher at Tiverton High School in North Devon, gave an excellent opening talk on how his school is harnessing the power of new technologies to create excellence in learning. The team from The Welsh Connection, including St James' own Stephen Farmer (@StephenFarmer) spoke on how they were using a number of open source web tools to connect schools across the South of Wales and the West Country of England. I won't forget the pronouncement of the trio of awesome - Moodle, Elgg and Mahara. (I know that will please a number of people I know, not least @Networking_lady)!

My own presentation was entitled Web 3.0: The Way Forward? in which I attempted to paint a picture of future emerging technologies for learning. It's a very difficult task, because often we are wide of the mark when we try to predict technology trends. However, I called upon a number of my recent posts, such as e-Learning 3.0 and Anatomy of a PLE to illustrate what I think may happen in the next year or two, and how the Semantic and Pragmatic aspects of the Web, coupled with smart mobile devices may extend, enhance and transform the learning experience. I hope you find the slideshow useful and very much welcome your comments.

Related posts:

The eXtended Web and the Personal Learning Environment: Rita Kop
X Web: George Siemens
Web 3.0: The Way Forward? Stephen Downes

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Comments

cosmico said…
Dear Steve,
Your prez is illuminating and, as always happens, propels further questions. For example, I am very interested in knowing the effects of the daily school use of the tools of Web 2.0 you mention, their learning achieviements in students. Moreover, as learning paths are quite unpredictable, personal, don't you find hard to have an overall view on the progresses? Yes, we can say that achievements will be verified in the long-term, in terms of social situations, but should the educational policies change their minds about formal schooling, then? Of course, should we teachers (me as at high secondary in Italy) re-design everything?
Best wishes for your Summer holidays,
Cosimo
dean said…
You might be interested in an infographic I made to attempt to describe 'the metaverse', as I admit to liking fictional terms over Webx.0 (personal thing). It's at http://www.flickr.com/photos/23968709@N03/4641262754/.

My view is often that flat media tends to ignore 3D, and mutli-touch gesture devices, which are now stock-kit for games consoles. My view is that 'information' and 'experience' will be more divergent. Rather than simply be immersed in social media, we will be able to immerse outselves (as representations using AR) - in experiences too.

What this means for education? - students will have 22nd Century skills - interacting without the mouse and keyboard.

Education needs to learn cannot cling to 'outcomes', but create experiences. How that will play out with exams and quals - anyones guess.
Anonymous said…
Very useful presentation,
thank you very much for sharing!
Vero
Krishna Baby said…
As usual, another very interesting and informative post.
My question is: Do you believe the same could happen in the ´world of corporate training`?
Edublend said…
Eye opener! Great work Steve.
webmaster said…
Thank you very much benefit the backpack. Made me understand more about web 3.0.
Helena said…
Dear Prof. Weeler,
Thank you for your wonderful presentation about "Web 3.0: The Way Forward?"
I am a Portuguese Ophthalmologist practicing in Lisbon (Ophthalmology Consultant, MD
Instituto de Oftalmologia Dr. Gama Pinto. Lisboa).
I took masters in Medical Education (Portuguese Catholic University) and I defended a thesis on: “eL in Medical Education: A case study”.

I am pretty much interested in how technology helps us building knowledge, in my case specifically in Ophthalmic Education.

I will be participating with a communication in our annual Congress of the Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology introducing the Portuguese eLearning Cluster for Teaching and Learning Ophthalmology and it´s national and international participation. I will shortly explain Web stages and was stopping at web3.0!

It is amazing how both technology and learners (educators are also learners) move so fast, faster than learning organizations can pace with.
Medical community is very cautious about new teaching and learning methodologies. But these “leaps” cannot be regardless, and can and should be matter of reflection and reason to leverage these skills calling them to use in the playfield of medical education.
Many thanks
Helena Prior Filipe
Helena said…
Dear Prof. Weeler,
Thank you for your wonderful presentation about "Web 3.0: The Way Forward?"
I am a Portuguese Ophthalmologist practicing in Lisbon (Ophthalmology Consultant, MD
Instituto de Oftalmologia Dr. Gama Pinto. Lisboa). I took masters in Medical Education (Portuguese Catholic University) and I defended a thesis on: “eL in Medical Education: A case study”.

I am pretty much interested in how technology helps us building knowledge, in my case specifically in Ophthalmic Education.

I will be participating with a communication in our annual Congress of the Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology introducing the Portuguese eLearning Cluster for Teaching and Learning Ophthalmology and it´s national and international participation. I will shortly explain Web stages and was stopping at web3.0!

It is amazing how both technology and learners (educators are also learners) move so fast, faster than learning organizations can pace with.
Medical community is very cautious about new teaching and learning methodologies. But these “leaps” cannot be regardless, and can and should be matter of reflection and reason to leverage these skills calling them to use in the playfield of medical education.
Many thanks
Helena Prior Filipe

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