from static isolated information silos to sources of content and interaction
characterised by open communication, decentralisation of authority, freedom to share, and “the market as a conversation”
What is Web 2.0? Video clip available from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE
What is social software? 1. How many people have a blog? Personal? Professional? 2. How many people use Flickr? 3. How many people use Delicious? 4. How many people use a wiki? 5. How many people subscribe to podcasts? 6. How many people use an aggregator? 7. How many people mash-up? 8. How many people can describe what RSS does? (in plain English!)
The information is not important in itself – it is the relationship to other people with shared interests!
What does it enable?
Learners can now create, publish, distribute, subscribe, read and re-create content.
Learners are now producers and creators of learning NOT just consumers.