How Education can leverage Web 2.0


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    1. How Education can Leverage Web 2.0 Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) 15 th June’ 09, New Delhi
    2. Presentation Flow <ul><li>Quick background - SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>Internet’s Historical Evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and its genesis </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 in Education / E-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
    3. <ul><li>Co-founder & COO, SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>Webyantra : Blog on Indian startups, technology, entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Techie turned marketer turned entrepreneur </li></ul>Who am I ?
    4. SlideShare World’s largest community for presentation sharing….. We also invented this space!
    5. <ul><li>‘ YouTube of PowerPoint ’ - TechCrunch </li></ul><ul><li>Launched Oct’ 06 </li></ul><ul><li>24 member startup – Delhi & U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Global users: > 65 languages, >150 countries </li></ul>What is SlideShare?
    6. Global scale social sharing site for photos for video for presentations
    7. Cartoons Paintings Humor Love Songs Talk slides Images of women Sermons Standalone presentations Activism Academic Lessons Movie reviews Mother’s day cards What people use SlideShare for?
    8. Content Break-Up
    9. <ul><li>Currently pre-revenue stage </li></ul><ul><li>Aiming to attain threshold user-base </li></ul><ul><li>Business model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>based on monetising attention (lead generation, advertising etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freemium model </li></ul></ul>Business Model
    10. Web 2.0 & it’s genesis
    11. <ul><li>Web 1.0 was Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 is People </li></ul><ul><li>- Ross Mayfield </li></ul><ul><li>(CEO, SocialText) </li></ul>
    12. <ul><li>1995 – 1998 : Early stage internet, Technology focus </li></ul><ul><li>1999 – 2004 : Web 1.0, Dot Com Boom, Ecommerce focus </li></ul><ul><li>2005 - current : Web 2.0, People focus </li></ul>Historical Evolution of the World Wide Web…..
    13. Web 2.0 – The genesis <ul><li>The term ‘Web 2.0’ introduced by Time O’Reilly at a conference in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Web 2.0’ - an improved form of the World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizing tools/platforms that enable users to tag, blog, comment, modify, augment, rank etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Notion of The ‘ Participatory Web’ </li></ul>
    14. Web 2.0 : Key Principles <ul><li>Read </li></ul><ul><li>V/s </li></ul><ul><li>Read & Write </li></ul>
    15. <ul><li>User </li></ul><ul><li>Generated </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul>Web 2.0 : Key Principles
    16. Web 2.0 : Key Principles <ul><li>Experts </li></ul><ul><li>V/s </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom of Crowds </li></ul>
    17. <ul><li>80:20 </li></ul><ul><li>V/s </li></ul><ul><li>The Long Tail </li></ul>Web 2.0 : Key Principles
    18. Web 2.0 : Key Principles <ul><li>… the content </li></ul><ul><li>comes to you… </li></ul>
    19. Web 2.0 in Education
    20. <ul><li>Collaborative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Intelligence & Wisdom of Crowds </li></ul><ul><li>- Sharing of teaching resources </li></ul><ul><li>- Peer Learning </li></ul><ul><li>- Self Learning via online resources </li></ul><ul><li>- Higher involvement via rich, engaging media </li></ul>How Web 2.0 helps in Education?
    21. <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Videos, Presentations, Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul>Web 2.0 Tools for Educators
    22. Blogs <ul><li>Easy online publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate discussion & conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Post Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Student & Teacher Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: Blogger, Wordpress </li></ul>
    23. Wikis <ul><li>Collaborative knowledge base </li></ul><ul><li>Involve students in creative process </li></ul><ul><li>Open & accessible repository </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: Wikipedia, PBwiki, </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul>
    24. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Collaborative Filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Overcome Information overload </li></ul><ul><li>Point Students towards authoratative resources </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: Delicious, StumbleUpon </li></ul>
    25. Video & Presentation Sharing <ul><li>Share courses via presentations & video </li></ul><ul><li>lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement classroom teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Search references, case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Resources : Youtube, SlideShare, </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul>
    26. RSS (Real Simple Syndication) <ul><li>Content Syndication & Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Manage Information overload </li></ul><ul><li>Get latest updates via web or email </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to alerts </li></ul>
    27. Social Networks <ul><li>Build community of educators </li></ul><ul><li>Public or private </li></ul><ul><li>Interact, discuss, collaborate, </li></ul><ul><li>share, forums </li></ul><ul><li>Resources: Ning, Facebook </li></ul>
    28. Tagging <ul><li>Semantic Classification </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Folksonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Information retrieval & </li></ul><ul><li>filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Helps search, discovery & navigation </li></ul>
    29. Web 2.0 Resources for Educators
    30. Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies C4LPT -
    31. C4LPT Annual Educators Survey of Web based tools
    32. The Edublog Awards : Best Teacher Blogs
    33. MIT’s Open CourseWare (OCW) (
    34. Discovery Education (
    35. Thanks Slides available on SlideShare (