5000 Web Apps in 333 Seconds
Learning 2.0 website
“The future exists today.
It’s just unevenly distributed”
2. Information changes in the world
3. What is Web 2.0, and why bother?
4. “Learning 2.0” Blogsite to learn with at
http://23things.info – where to start?
5. Start creating yourself… Blogging
6. Conclusion – just the start!
Currently over 1.4 billion
Internet users worldwide
World usage growth
Middle East usage growth
A recent Zayed University (UAE)
study concluded that 94% of
students have home internet.
Future changes to
information will speed up
Over the next 13 years an ipod size device will hold:
• A year’s worth of video by 2012
• All commercial music ever created by 2015
All content ever created
(in all media) by 2020!
Pocket-sized devices will
it was estimated that the world creates as
much information each year
as the Library of Congress
37,000 times over!
So what is
Wikis and wiki web sites
Wikipedia has 2.5m articles growing at 25% p.a.
Blogs and Blog sites
WordPress growing by 444% in late 2007
Video , music and image sharing
YouTube adding 150,000 videos …
Social Networking sites – huge growth!
MySpace had over 114m visitors/month in mid-2007
Facebook had over 52m visitors in the same
period, but increasing at 270% p.a.
More than 50% of U.S.
on the web.
More than 70% of U.S.
used a computer.
How do these figures translate into the
What’s happening in Education?
… from how to
.. to primary math wikis
…or 4th Grade
using a wiki to
better learn about
Recent research has found that...
“young learners are prolific users of Web 2.0 technologies”
Schools and teachers using Web 2.0 in the
classroom have found benefits such as…
• Web 2.0 helps to encourage student engagement and increase
• social networking technology can encourage online discussion
• encourages some individuals to extend their learning
• pupils feel a sense of ownership and engagement when they publish their
Recent research has ALSO found that
… the majority of teachers questioned had
never used Web 2.0 applications in lessons
Their main concerns involved ..
• a lack of time to familiarize themselves
with the technology, and
• worries about managing the use of the
internet in class.
•Images from Daphne Selbert, Stephen Abram, and Google Images
•Internet Usage statistics (slides 6,7) http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm
•Information r/evolution from Youtube (slide 9) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM
•Statistics (slides 10,11,12) from Stephen Abram Powerpoint presentations available
•Did you know 2.0 from Youtube (slides 23,24) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
•6 & 7 Year olds and BLOGS! From TeacherTube (slide 27)
•Statistics re Library of Congress (Slide 14) from Godwin, P. (2008) Information Literacy meets
•Quote from Abrams (slide 40) Abrams, S. (2006) 43 Things I might want to do this year. Retrieved
February, 2008 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FWE/is_2_10/ai_n16133338
•BECTA statistics from the UK 2007/08 studies (slide 23) http://news.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?
•BECTA statistics from the UK 2007/08 studies (slides 30, 31, 32) from