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Web 2.0 for Architecture education.

I recently completed my first ever workshop on web 2.0 applications for Architecture education. During my talk at Goa college of Architecture, I stressed on the importance of e learning and collaborative learning. Though many of the participants were aware of basic applications on internet and they were also comfortably engaged with social networking websites, my job was not very difficult.

I touched upon following topics in my workshop:

  • What is participatory learning?
  • Traditional learning systems vs new learning systems.
  • Web.1 vs Web 2.0
  • GoogleDocs
  • Slideshare
  • Scribd
  • Blogs
  • Forums
  • Social Networking websites
  • Wikis
  • RSS
  • Flickr – more than just sharing photographs

The workshop concluded with creating a community website for Goa College of Architecture, which College intends to use for e learning in near future. Many students also registered for blogs using wordpress, blogger and blog utilities.

I plan to extend this workshop exclusively for teachers in Architecture Institutes in india very soon.

Special thanks to commoncraft for wonderful ‘plain English’ videos, only my request would be to provide these videos offiline at no cost for educational purposes.

Some feedback I received for the workshop:

I THINK IT WAS ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES AND IT
OPENED A LOT OF NEW VISTA INTO E-EDUCATION. WONDERFUL INSIGHT INTO
SHARING INFORMATION ONLINE THRU FORUMS BLOGS SOCIAL NETWORKING WIKIS
RSS ETC.

IM A REGULAR NET-SURFUR BUT IT WAS
QUITE AN AWE-INSPIRING PRESENTATION ON VARIOUS THINGS I WAS UNAWARE OF
LIKE RSS AND THE LIKES.

I THOUROUGLY ENJOYED ALLTHE WONDERFUL VIDEO CLIPPINGS ILLUSTRATING VARIOUS ASPECTS OF YOUR PRESENTATION

IM SURE WE ALL REALISE THAT ITS HIGH TIME WE GEAR UP OURSELVES TO GET WIRED TO THE WORLD AND PART OF THIS WONDERFUL WORLD.

THANKS RAJESH YOU ROCK
Visha Signapurkar, Faculty

Yesterday’s talk was very informative. i esp liked the way u told but
didn’t tell us to switch off our phones wt the $$ making idea..it would
have been really helpful if all our teachers had chosen to learn to
make blogs as well….. considering that i’m very e-illiterate.. i
learnt quite a lot… thanks
carrissa Silveria

It was interesting and well thought of. Have always been curious to
learn about blogs and make better and much more informative use of the
internet.
Tanvi Fulari

It was amazing, videos were great:
Amaro

“You should not encourage our students to scribble on walls”
Faculty

Presentation was really good.We got to know many new things about
internet which we din’t knew. And now after yesterdays presentation we
can make maximum use of internet to find any information without
wasting our time.
Sapna Kush

Its already very difficult to control, what students are doing on internet. This workshop might add to the existing nuisance.
faculty

I used to always wonder what a blog means, this word used to frequently
appear in the readers digest. After attending your workshop all my
doubts are cleared as to what is ,and what are its functions. i loved
the experience of learning to create our own web page. thanks a lot i
loved the workshop.
Noah Fernandes

It was a good experience as we learned about new sites to actually
discuss with people around the world regarding various topics trough
blogs and making communities. many things we didn’t know about sources
of the world wide web have come across us trough your session.there are
some things we can’t really talk about without display of information
and pictures and it is hardly possible to meet up on one single
computer to discuss on topics and projects. formation of communities
will help us upload content individually and also help us visit other
blogs to receive additional info. the videos you showed us were
amazing. they were inspiring and it was a pleasure watching them. we
all want to thank you Sir for sparing your time teaching us all that
you have for the past three days and sharing your thoughts and ideas..
we shall look forward to make the best use of all that we have learned.
thanking you once again..
Kester



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About Rajesh Advani

I am an architect and founder of ArchitectureLive! - www.architecturelive.in, the architecture and design portal from India. I craft websites and do graphic design for living. In addition addicted to photography, traveling and networking with people. Currently I am doing a research on Walkability in Kalkaji, a neighbourhood in New Delhi, India.

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2 thoughts on “Web 2.0 for Architecture education.

  1. Thanks for this beautiful Posting On social networking!
    It was very nice to see this great article talking about Community!

    Posted by Frank | July 28, 2008, 1:05 am

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