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Introduction to the Web 2.0 Conference in Kamloops, BC August 31-September 2, 2009. Introduction presented by Norm Friesen, Canada Research Chair in Open Learning at Thompson Rivers University. The …

Introduction to the Web 2.0 Conference in Kamloops, BC August 31-September 2, 2009. Introduction presented by Norm Friesen, Canada Research Chair in Open Learning at Thompson Rivers University. The conference was made possible by funding from MITACS.

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  • 1. Research 2.0: Workshop Overview Norm Friesen August 31, 2009
  • 2.  
  • 3. Outline
    • Overview by day
    • Overview session-by-session
    • Overview by Theme (i.e. What is Web 2.0 anyways?)‏
  • 4. Overview by Day
    • Aug. 31 (Today): What is Web 2.0 and how it might be relevant to higher education? (OL 127)
    • Sept. 1 (Tomorrow): Web 2.0 and teaching, new approaches to communication, content & collaboration (OL 1335)
    • Sept. 2 (Wednesday): Web 2.0 and research –libraries, communities & publication (both locations)‏
  • 5. Overview by Session: Day 1
    • Introduction & Short Survey (OM 1335); Norm Friesen & Diane Purvey (TRU Education)‏
    • Introduction to Web 2.0 (OL 127); Cindy Xin & Geoffrey Glass (Simon Fraser University)‏
    • Libraries & Web 2.0; Larry Maki (OL 127); (Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System)
    • Web 2.0 in Teaching: Jason Brown (OL 127) (TRU ESL)
    • Web 2.0 in Kamloops: Jason Wassing (Greater Than Technology)‏
  • 6. Overview by Session: Day 2
    • WikiEducator Workshop: Part 1 (OM 1335); Nellie Deutsch (WikiEducator)‏
    • WikiEducator Workshop: Part 2 (OM 1335); Nellie Deutsch (WikiEducator)‏
    • Open Source Software & Open Educational Resources (OM 1335) Janet Hopkins (TRU MEd Program)‏
    • Hands on Introduction to Marginalia as a Web 2.0 tool (OM 1335); Cindy Xin & Geoffrey Glass
  • 7. Overview by Session: Day 3
    • Open Access / Open Content (OL 127); Jamie Anderson (Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System)‏
    • What is Science 2.0? (OL 127); Lauchlan Fraser; Library Research 2.0 (OL 127); Elizabeth Rennie & Kathy Gaynor
    • Academia.edu: social software for researchers (OM 1335); Lisa Carr (TRU Education) Post-event Survey
    • Wrap-up Keynote: the vision of WikiEducator (OL 127); Wayne McIntosh (WikiEducator; Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand)‏
  • 8. Overview by Theme (or what is Web 2.0?)‏
    • Web 2.0 - technologies that:
      • Are open source (not locked down, being improved; Mon morning; Tues PM )‏
      • Let users write on the Web ( Tues, all day )‏
      • Emphasize end-user communication ( Tues PM )‏
    • Web 2.0 - communities & projects that:
      • Share similar everyday interests ( academia.edu )‏
      • create online resources collaboratively ( Tues, all day )‏
      • Are making these resources available for free* ( Mon AM )‏
  • 9. Overview by Theme (or what is Web 2.0?)‏
    • Web 2.0 –ways to share information ( Wed. ):
      • That can transmit, aggregate and add value to it
      • That cut out the publishers or “middle-man”
      • That involve licenses that are alternatives to ©
    • Web 2.0 –a politics and a lifestyle:
      • That celebrates the value of D I Y
      • That is opposed to traditional copyright regimes
      • That is against corporate control of knowledge and culture (and anything else?)‏
  • 10. Questions? r2.tru.ca