Facilitating Community and Communication with Web 2.0 Audrey Short English Language Program Virginia Commonwealth University
What is Web 2.0?
Web 1.0 Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web-as-information-source </li></ul><ul><li>Britannica On-line </li></ul><ul><li>Personal web-site...
Have you used the following?
Del.icio.us (Social Bookmarking)
How does Del.icio.us work? <ul><li>Sign up for  free account . </li></ul><ul><li>Add  Bookmarklets (buttons)  to browser t...
Jott (Voice-to-Text Services)
Jott Applications <ul><li>Send reminders to self or others  </li></ul><ul><li>Practice pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Lis...
Twitter <ul><li>BENEFITS - Great for community building </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages participation with its simplicity </l...
Blogs <ul><li>Blogger   Tumblr </li></ul>
Advantages of Tumblr <ul><li>Following </li></ul><ul><li>Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </...
Audacity (Recording and Editing Software) <ul><li>Record MP3s for uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Edit own recordings and impo...
Using Audacity <ul><li>Download free software for  Mac  or  Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Record or import file </li></ul><ul>...
Useful Lecture Sites <ul><li>TED TALKS </li></ul><ul><li>MIT  </li></ul><ul><li>OPENCOURSE WARE   </li></ul>
On-Line Storage and Collaboration <ul><li>WIKISPACES     GOOGLE DOCS  </li></ul>
Google Docs Strengths   Challenges <ul><li>Presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and docs </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar Word pr...
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  1. 1. Facilitating Community and Communication with Web 2.0 Audrey Short English Language Program Virginia Commonwealth University
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0?
  3. 3. Web 1.0 Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web-as-information-source </li></ul><ul><li>Britannica On-line </li></ul><ul><li>Personal web-sites </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Directories (taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory web </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging (“folksonomy”) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Have you used the following?
  5. 5. Del.icio.us (Social Bookmarking)
  6. 6. How does Del.icio.us work? <ul><li>Sign up for free account . </li></ul><ul><li>Add Bookmarklets (buttons) to browser toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Post to Del.icio.us </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jott (Voice-to-Text Services)
  8. 8. Jott Applications <ul><li>Send reminders to self or others </li></ul><ul><li>Practice pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to RSS feeds (news, weather, etc.) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Twitter <ul><li>BENEFITS - Great for community building </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages participation with its simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>CHALLENGES - Time consuming </li></ul><ul><li>Questionable educational value </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blogs <ul><li>Blogger Tumblr </li></ul>
  11. 11. Advantages of Tumblr <ul><li>Following </li></ul><ul><li>Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
  12. 12. Audacity (Recording and Editing Software) <ul><li>Record MP3s for uploading </li></ul><ul><li>Edit own recordings and imported files </li></ul>
  13. 13. Using Audacity <ul><li>Download free software for Mac or Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Record or import file </li></ul><ul><li>Edit file to meet length, space, or quality requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Export </li></ul><ul><li>Upload </li></ul>
  14. 14. Useful Lecture Sites <ul><li>TED TALKS </li></ul><ul><li>MIT </li></ul><ul><li>OPENCOURSE WARE </li></ul>
  15. 15. On-Line Storage and Collaboration <ul><li>WIKISPACES GOOGLE DOCS </li></ul>
  16. 16. Google Docs Strengths Challenges <ul><li>Presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and docs </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar Word processing features in docs </li></ul><ul><li>On-line storage </li></ul><ul><li>Revision History </li></ul><ul><li>Easy collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection needed </li></ul><ul><li>No track changes </li></ul><ul><li>Questions of ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations on large numbers of collaborators at same time. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tag Clouds through TagCrowd
  18. 18. Slideshare <ul><li>Browse </li></ul><ul><li>Upload </li></ul><ul><li>Build community </li></ul><ul><li>Slidecast </li></ul>
  19. 19. In case you want more …

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