Web Widgets: Helping to Shape Your PLE Asako Yoshida Introduction to the  Emerging Technologies for Learning
What are Widgets? <ul><li>Widgets are small objects that can be integrated into web site, blog, social network, mobile dev...
Web Widgets <ul><li>As monitoring tools. </li></ul><ul><li>As marketing tools: “Marketers love widgets as the way to drive...
Some Catchy Web Widgets for Promoting the Web Sites <ul><li>“ What a good widget looks like”: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tin...
Benefit <ul><li>Information is coming to you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With the RSS/mxl pulling-in mechanism, you can regular...
For Shaping One’s PLE <ul><li>You can monitor a cluster or collection of widgets on a regular basis. </li></ul><ul><li>iGo...
Create Your Own Widgets <ul><li>A number of widget platforms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Widgetbox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M...
Or Look for RSS Logos
To Platforms of Your Choice
Some Applications/Examples
iGoogle Personal Page <ul><li>Click for Demo: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/bb22qg </li></ul>
Netvibes, Pageflakes, etc. <ul><li>Click for Demo: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/cv8zor </li></ul>
Facebook, Myspace, or  Any Other Social Networking Platforms This is the widget that  I created using Widgetbox.  Now it’s...
 
Still some doubt? <ul><li>Many widgets to monitor. </li></ul><ul><li>Still overwhelmed with information overload! </li></u...
Consider A Shift in Perspective <ul><li>You are connecting to fluid, ad hoc, interactive, open networks for learning.* </l...
Yes You Can: Connect!
For further references: <ul><li>http://delicious.com/tag/widgets </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/tag/widget </li></ul>
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Web Widgets & Your PLE

  1. 1. Web Widgets: Helping to Shape Your PLE Asako Yoshida Introduction to the Emerging Technologies for Learning
  2. 2. What are Widgets? <ul><li>Widgets are small objects that can be integrated into web site, blog, social network, mobile device or your desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Widgets help you organize new information that is being published in various sources on the Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Some common types of information you receive in widgets are weather, news, stock and blog information. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web Widgets <ul><li>As monitoring tools. </li></ul><ul><li>As marketing tools: “Marketers love widgets as the way to drive the traffic to their sites” (source: http://tinyurl.com/acpku3 ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Some Catchy Web Widgets for Promoting the Web Sites <ul><li>“ What a good widget looks like”: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/4ozznz </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefit <ul><li>Information is coming to you. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With the RSS/mxl pulling-in mechanism, you can regularly and conveniently monitor the new updated information or data. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. For Shaping One’s PLE <ul><li>You can monitor a cluster or collection of widgets on a regular basis. </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle or Netvibes can easily aggregate widgets and support your work/learning processes. </li></ul><ul><li>Use them in conjunction with bookmarking & tagging tools like del.icio.us and diigo (for searching & locating the sources when you need them.) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Create Your Own Widgets <ul><li>A number of widget platforms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Widgetbox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MuseStorm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sniperoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearspring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Widgets </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Or Look for RSS Logos
  9. 9. To Platforms of Your Choice
  10. 10. Some Applications/Examples
  11. 11. iGoogle Personal Page <ul><li>Click for Demo: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/bb22qg </li></ul>
  12. 12. Netvibes, Pageflakes, etc. <ul><li>Click for Demo: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/cv8zor </li></ul>
  13. 13. Facebook, Myspace, or Any Other Social Networking Platforms This is the widget that I created using Widgetbox. Now it’s part of my Facebook account as one of the applications.
  14. 15. Still some doubt? <ul><li>Many widgets to monitor. </li></ul><ul><li>Still overwhelmed with information overload! </li></ul><ul><li>Would they be of any use when you want to monitor a couple of hundreds of blogs, for example? </li></ul>
  15. 16. Consider A Shift in Perspective <ul><li>You are connecting to fluid, ad hoc, interactive, open networks for learning.* </li></ul><ul><li>Your learning takes place as you participate in the networks of your connections. </li></ul><ul><li>*“Everyone’s a network”: http://tinyurl.com/bfpo5k </li></ul>
  16. 17. Yes You Can: Connect!
  17. 18. For further references: <ul><li>http://delicious.com/tag/widgets </li></ul><ul><li>http://delicious.com/tag/widget </li></ul>
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