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Presentation on Web 2.0 and learning management systems (LMS). NITLE conference on the topic, Reed College, 2006.

Presentation on Web 2.0 and learning management systems (LMS). NITLE conference on the topic, Reed College, 2006.

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  • 1. Web 2.0 2006: Implications for the LMS Learning Management Systems and Liberal Arts Colleges: a NITLE Symposium Hosted by Reed College Sponsored by CODEX October, 2006
  • 2. Plan of the talk
    • Social software and Web 2.0
    • LMS connections
    (on the way to Bryan’s office, spring 2006)
  • 3. Thematics
    • Emergence in
    • time and space
    • Pedagogy
    • Scope
    • Complex ecological interaction
    (Google Earth Atlas gloves project, 2006)
  • 4. I. Web 2.0
    • Microcontent
  • 5. I. Web 2.0
    • Social functionality
  • 6. I. Web 2.0
    • Open content and/or services and/or standards
  • 7. I. Web 2.0
    • Network constructivism
  • 8. I. Web 2.0
    • O’Reilly: perpetual beta
  • 9. I. Web 2.0
    • O’Reilly: platforms for development
  • 10. I. Web 2.0
    • Data mashups
  • 11. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Collaborative writing platforms: the wiki way
  • 12. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Pedagogies
    • Collective research
    • Group writing
    • Document editing
    • Information literacy
  • 13. I. Web 2.0 examples Research: wikis are textually productive
  • 14. I. Web 2.0 examples -Viégas, Wattenberg, Dave (IBM, 2004)
  • 15. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • wikis are textually productive
    • OhMyNews! , WikiNews
  • 16. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Web 2.0 components, movements
    • collaborative writing platforms: the blogosphere
  • 17. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Addressable content chunks
  • 18. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Distributed, attached conversations
  • 19. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • State of the blogosphere
    • 50 million blogs tracked by Technorati:
      • “ The blogosphere has been doubling in size every 6 months or so. It is over 100 times bigger than it was just 3 years ago .” (David Sifry, July 2006)
      • Chart follows…
  • 20. I. Web 2.0 examples
  • 21. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • State of the blogosphere
    • 12 people million using three platforms, including LiveJournal: majority women (Anil Dash, MeshForum 2006)
    • Diversity: diaries, public intellectuals, Carnivals, knitters, moblogs, warblogs home and abroad…
  • 22. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Components, movements: social objects
    • Flickr
    http:// flickr.com /
  • 23. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Reach of Flickr
    • 100 million images, as of Feb 2006
    • As of October 2006, 4 million Flickr members
    • 1 million photos uploaded each day
    • ( http://www.radioopensource.org/photography-20/ )
  • 24. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • What can we learn from this? Ton Zylstra:
    • “ In general you could say that both Flickr and delicious work in a triangle: person, picture/bookmark, and tag(s). Or more abstract a person, an object of sociality, and some descriptor...”
  • 25. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • “… In every triangle there always needs to be a person and an object of sociality. The third point of the triangle is free to define[,] as it were.”
    • - http://www.zylstra.org , 2006
  • 26. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • What can we learn from this?
    • Jyri Engesrom is succinct:
    • “ The fallacy is to think that social networks are just made up of people. They're not; social networks consist of people who are connected by a shared object.”
    • - http://www.zengestrom.com/ , 2005
  • 27. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Social objects principles: tagging
  • 28. I. Web 2.0 examples
      • “ Home
      • Owain
      • Hestia
      • Chickens
      • Ripton”
  • 29. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Folksonomy
    • User benefit
    • Search
    • Retrieval
    • Self-awareness
      • http:// del.icio.us /
  • 30. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Community surfacing
    • Ontology
    • Concepts
    • Collaborative research
  • 31. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Case study, tagging museums:
    • the Steve project
  • 32. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Tagging museums: the Steve project
    • Expert discourse, controlled vocab
  • 33. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Tagging museums: the Steve project
    • Users tag differently
    • Curators get it
    • (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004)
  • 34. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • AJAX-based projects
  • 35. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Components, movements
    • Mixing and mashing: the RSS feeding frenzy
  • 36. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Components, movements: social objects
    • Example: Google Spreadsheets
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/
  • 37. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Components, movements: social objects
    • Collaborative
    • music: LastFM
    http:// www.last.fm /
  • 38. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Teaching with Web 2.0
    • Distributed conversation
    • Collaborative writing
    • Object-oriented discussion
    http://smarthistory.blogspot.com/
  • 39. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Social networking
    • services
    • FaceBook
    • MySpace
    • CyWorld
      • “ Less than four years after its launch, 15 million people, or almost a third of the country's population, are members.” ( BusinessWeek , September 2005)
  • 40. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Web 2.0 influences rich media
    • Podcasting
  • 41. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • What’s happened since February 2004?
  • 42. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • What’s happened since?
    • “ More than 22 million American adults own iPods or MP3 players and 29% of them have downloaded podcasts from the Web so that they could listen to audio files at a time of their choosing.”
    • -Pew Internet and American Life study,
    • April 2005
  • 43. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • What’s happened since? Neologisms:
    • godcasting
    • nanocasting
    • podfading
    • podsafe
    • podspamming
    • podvertising
    • porncasting
  • 44. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Podcasts and teaching: profcasting
    • Bryn Mawr College: Michelle Francl, chemistry
    • Duke: Classroom recording
    • Learning objects: Gardner Campbell, University of Richmond
    • Duke: Course content dissemination
    • Information literacy
  • 45. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Podcasts and research
    • Public intellectual
      • Out of the Past
      • Engines of Our Ingenuity
      • Napoleon 101
      • In Our Time
    • Trudi Abel, “Digital Durham and the New South” (Duke University, 2006)
    • Duke: Field recording
  • 46. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Social media: Web 2.0 video
    (Gootube? Suetube?)
  • 47. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Social media: Freesound archive
    (Freesound archive)
  • 48. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • (Second Life, 2004-present)
    Social media: social gaming and Web 2.0?
  • 49. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Size of Second Life:
      • 1 million residents, October 2006
      • “ the new golf”, Second Life (Joi Ito)
    • Compare the field
      • 6 million players, World of Warcraft
      • 1 million players, Virtual Magic Kingdom
      • Diversity: platform, genre, content
  • 50. I. Web 2.0 examples
    • Social news:
    • Memeorandum, Tailrank, Digg, TechMeme
  • 51. II. LMS connections
    • Bridges from LMS:
    • Concepts
    • Existing outsources
    • DIY
  • 52. II. LMS connections
    • Mainstream courseware:
    • Blackboard blocks
    • Blackboard Beyond, announced February 2006
  • 53. II. LMS connections
    • Mainstream courseware:
    • Moodle wikis and blogs
    • Tagging forthcoming (Dougiamas)
  • 54. II. LMS connections
    • Is Web 2.0 in most LMSes?
    • Microcontent… yes
    • Social networking… somewhat
    • Open content, services… not really
  • 55. II. LMS connections
    • Virtues of closed LMS spaces
    • Easier training
    • Replicates some familiar closed digital environments
    • Student privacy
    • Professor privacy
    • Campus privacy…
  • 56. II. LMS connections
    • More: replication of classroom environment
    • Copyright (TEACH Act)
    • Professor comfort zone
    • LAC ethos
  • 57. II. LMS connections
    • What principles to apply from Web 2.0?
    • People tag
    • Textual productivity
    • Distributed conversations
    • Profile-raising
    • Ease of microcontent (Benkler, 2005)
  • 58. II. LMS connections
    • World Wide Web 2.0
    • Net.gen experience
    • Technologists
    • Media
    (lonelygirl15, 2006-)
  • 59. II. LMS connections
    • ePortfolio connections
    • Web 2.0 as light ports
    • Web 2.0 attached to bigger ports
    (Helen Barrett, 2006)
  • 60. II. LMS connections
    • Existing third party sources
    • Major players buying, creating
      • (Yahoo! Buys del.icio.us, Dec. 2005)
  • 61. II. LMS connections
    • Existing third party sources
    • Major players buying, creating
      • (Amazon supports tagging, 2005-)
  • 62. II. LMS connections
    • DIY: coding
    • PennTags social bookmarking
  • 63. II. LMS connections
    • DIY: hosting
    • Minnesota blogs from the library (2003-)
  • 64.
    • Keeping up
    • NITLE Codex http://nitle.org/index.php/nitle/collaborations/codex
    • NITLE blog http://b2e.nitle.org
    • NITLE Lab http:// nitle.org/index.php/nitle/laboratory