Using web2 application to facilitate Distance Education.Doen by : kholood khalaf al-hoqani ID : 82924.<br />What is web2?<br />As technology growth up every moment , internet applications improves rapidly. Web2 accor as a result of web1 limitations. Web1 is defined as a creation of web pages that provided information.<br />As a result of this approach Few people purplish information and Most others are just users . Then come web2 approach witch cover the limitation of web1 ,so it provide more interactivity . web2 is defined as takes of information and interacts with the reader to allow the reader to find or modify the information he or she wants in the format that is most useful to them. So the result of that most people publish, Participate and add information .<br />The relationship between distance education and web2 applications:<br />The basic features of distance educations are : the Separation in place between students and instructor , increase of Interaction and provided Any time any place and any way.<br />And web2 features are : increase Interaction , Mostly free , Easy to use , Use any where , Any time and Any way. So there is a shared area between them , then the question raise up : why to design new environment include all these features wile we have the alternative <web2 applications>?<br />Features of web2 application according of the framework:<br />The feature More clarifications Time of interaction Synchronous Students can use chat room , video or audio conversation Asynchronous Can use e-mail , forum , comments , and so on..Type of interactionStudent-student As the type of communication they preferStudent-teacher Student-contentLearning style Group-based As instructor use the tools providedSelf-based learning Flexibility Anytime It is offered 24*7 hours all days of weekAnyplace As the internet connection is thereEase of access/use If there is internet connectionsSpeed Development Very speed compare with other alternativesFeedback Delivery Instruction Stand-alone medium Multimedia support It support all multimedia typesCost Mostly free<br />Limitations of using Web2 in DE:<br />We are a user of features so as users we are limited on the features thet each web site provide .<br />they are scattered in different website but instructor should give a shared online area to all students to meet in .<br />Some times each website need registration and that take times but it reasonable time.<br />Low security .<br />Types of web2 application:<br />Citizen Journalism :which also known as "
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[ and it is the concept of members of the public playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information. <br />Podcasts : it is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and downloaded through web. <br />RSS : translated as "
Really Simple Syndication"
is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format<br />Wiki : it is a type of website that allows users to add, delete, or edit content. And Perhaps the most well-known example is Wikipedia . which allow users create the content . and Sometimes provide criticized for accuracy<br />Other example is HYPERLINK "
wikispaces.com . it is Free for educators and it allow to Create your own space.<br />How to use it in DE?<br />Let students add , modify and clear information to reach the best result of learning and that will encourage them to search for new and good information .<br />Social Networks : it is An online community created for users to connect, communicate, and share. As an Examples of it : Myspace , Facebook , Bebo , Flickr and Windows Live Spaces <br />How to use it in DE?<br />-create a social network and share (resources :video , audio …ext) with your student<br />Polling tool: it is a method for a group such as a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion—often following discussions, debates, or election campaigns. As an example of it : www.free-website-polls.com and http://polldaddy.com <br />How to use it in DE?<br />- Use it as apart of the content to engage students and get their opinions about any topic .<br />Researches on web2 applications :<br />research one : <br />The Impact of Web2.0 Innovation on Education and Training in Europe <br />Authors: K Ala-Mutka, M Bacigalupo, S Kluzer, C Pascu, Y Punie and C Redecker<br />done on : 29-30 October 2008<br />and it come up with : The Future of Learning:<br />will be triggered by learners<br />is Web-based<br />is mobile and embedded in the environment<br />- will be shaped by new ways of recording and visualising <br />- will be built on new technology<br />- closely linked with people's identity<br />- will lead to new certification forms<br />research two: <br />Study of Personalized Teaching System Based on Web2.0 <br />Doen by : Yanfeng Wang<br />Department of information technology,<br />Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China <br />and Fengfeng Duan<br />Department of information technology,<br />Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China <br />On : 2008<br />and it come up with :<br />people must re-examine the teaching and learning based on information technology with the arrival of Web2.0 era. <br />Web2.0's ideas and technologies have been bringing new vitality to teaching and learning. <br />This paper is to analysis the technologies and ideas of Web2.0 and their value to the personalized teaching and learning,<br /> construct the personalized teaching system framework based on Web2.0 and then analysis and design its personalized modules. <br />The purpose is to combine Web2.0's technologies and ideas with teaching system design for teaching and learning.<br />