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Blogs and the Public The Documented Life
Blogs :  in a nutshell <ul><li>What's a &quot;blog&quot;? </li></ul><ul><li>-Simple page with links </li></ul><ul><li>-Evo...
Blogs : History <ul><li>1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 3.1  </li></ul><ul><li>Ea...
Blogs : Anatomy <ul><li>  </li></ul>
 
What is Twitter? <ul><ul><li>Micro-blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>maximum message size of 140 characters </li></u...
History <ul><ul><li>Jack Dorsey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1991 - Software developer for dispatch company; courier ser...
How do I start to use it?
How do I start to use it?
How do I start to use it? www.viddler.com/explore/goldiekatsu/videos/58/
What are some examples for educational use? <ul><ul><li>Remind students about homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive ...
Ways to use Twitter in Academia: <ul><ul><li>Class Chatter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Community </li></ul></ul><...
How would you use it as a professional tool? <ul><ul><li>Communicate and collaborate with co-workers </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
 
 
Wikis in Education   True Collaboration?
What is a Wiki? <ul><ul><li>Part web site, part white board, part junk drawer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents and fil...
History of the Wiki <ul><ul><li>&quot;Wiki&quot; is Hawaiian for “Quick”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis started with Wi...
Hosted Wiki Examples <ul><li>pbWiki -  http://pbwiki.com/academic.wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for basic use </li></ul>...
Why Use Wikis in Education? <ul><ul><li>Truly collaborative – Users who are allowed to post are more likely to be on equal...
Educational Examples <ul><ul><li>Wikiversity -  http:// en.wikiversity.org / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to learn in a ...
Conclusion Thanks for being a wonderful audience! Zack, Jonathan, Brian, and Jeff
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  1. 1. Blogs and the Public The Documented Life
  2. 2. Blogs : in a nutshell <ul><li>What's a &quot;blog&quot;? </li></ul><ul><li>-Simple page with links </li></ul><ul><li>-Evolved to Online Journals </li></ul><ul><li>-Short for &quot;Web Logs&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>What's the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>-Inform/update groups/the world </li></ul><ul><li>-Like-Mind interaction </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>What do they look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Like any web page, it can be dynamic, by including links, movies, pictures, polls, etc. . Most blogs are written in XML language in a PHP environment.   However, to start a blog and get it going you only need to sign-up and start publishing.  No xml knowledge required. </li></ul><ul><li>What's so great about Blogs? </li></ul><ul><li>-Collaborative log platform for educational purposes </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>-Communal interactive board </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>-Inexpensive way reach millions of readers </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>-No need of programming skills, administration on website </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>-Increase traffic to website, popularity, ranking </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>-Interactive, two way communication </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>-Consumer reviews, ratings, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Blogs : History <ul><li>1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 3.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Each web page update was worth waiting to load (Web 1.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Networks grew/Limited Content </li></ul><ul><li>1994-1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Hall (journalist) implemented first filtered &quot;web log&quot; or &quot;blog&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Link driven sites became a community; </li></ul><ul><li>Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web ( YAHOO ) </li></ul><ul><li>Jorn Barger coined the term “weblog.” </li></ul><ul><li>Craig and his List </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger, Pitas began to offer </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1999-Present </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of blog created </li></ul><ul><li>My Space, Hi5, Facebook, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of blog providers stablished (LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad, TextPattern, Radio Userland and pMachine.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Blogs : Anatomy <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 6. What is Twitter? <ul><ul><li>Micro-blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>maximum message size of 140 characters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>known as &quot;Updates&quot; or &quot;Tweets&quot; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Displayed on user's Twitter webpage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered to other users who are following them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third-Party applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twittermobile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Socialtext </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commoncraft video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.commoncraft.com/twitter   </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. History <ul><ul><li>Jack Dorsey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1991 - Software developer for dispatch company; courier service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1999 - Developed email blast program from cellphone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2000 - Launched company dispatching couriers, taxis, and emergency services via the web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inspired by Livejournal and instant messaging, started to develop real-time status communication software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2006 - Founded Twitter with Biz Stone and Evan Williams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>February 2009 - Third largest social network (behind Facebook and MySpace) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>approximately 6 million users </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. How do I start to use it?
  8. 9. How do I start to use it?
  9. 10. How do I start to use it? www.viddler.com/explore/goldiekatsu/videos/58/
  10. 11. What are some examples for educational use? <ul><ul><li>Remind students about homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive instant feedback about classwork/homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications tool for collaborating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a classroom community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>David Parry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor of Emergent Media and Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>academHack - Tech Tools for Academics website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>academhack.outsidethetext.com   </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chronicle of Higher Education video </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>chronicle.com/media/video/v54/i25/twitter/   </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Ways to use Twitter in Academia: <ul><ul><li>Class Chatter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a Sense of the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track a Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track a Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow a Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow a Famous Person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rule Based Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximizing the Teachable Moment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Notepad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Assignments </li></ul></ul>academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/  
  12. 13. How would you use it as a professional tool? <ul><ul><li>Communicate and collaborate with co-workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce new products/services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct web traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide live coverage of a conference or seminar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presidential Inauguration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CBS provided live twitter streams from their editorial staff </li></ul></ul>
  13. 16. Wikis in Education   True Collaboration?
  14. 17. What is a Wiki? <ul><ul><li>Part web site, part white board, part junk drawer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents and files can be uploaded and edited by many </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracks edit history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to be rolled back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis create, &quot;...freewheeling, collaborative communities: Students can edit one another's work, bounce ideas around or link to infinite other Web sites&quot;. - Blogging Clicks With Colleges , Susan Kinzie, Washington Post, 3/11/05 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis in Plain English - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY </li></ul></ul>
  15. 18. History of the Wiki <ul><ul><li>&quot;Wiki&quot; is Hawaiian for “Quick”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis started with Wikiwikiweb in 1995, developed for a software development group. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First use was as a collaborative educational tool, helping software designers learn new techniques. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most popular Wiki, Wikipedia, started around 2001. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki farms developed, where one can set their own free Wiki. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Now setup is as easy as a blog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many web hosts now offer free Wiki software. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Hosted Wiki Examples <ul><li>pbWiki - http://pbwiki.com/academic.wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for basic use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade packages - https://www.pbwiki.com/upgrade.php </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up in 60 seconds - http://jcmunson.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint - http://www.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blends wikis with blogs, twitter, etc., similar to Socialtext (but less secure) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. Why Use Wikis in Education? <ul><ul><li>Truly collaborative – Users who are allowed to post are more likely to be on equal footing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can embed other media, such as Flash, video, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure – Can be moderated for content by superusers or admins. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24X7 engagement - Gives learners the chance to keep learning in a collaborative environment outside of the classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used as a tool to engage parents and guardians of young students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy-access record of a learner's work </li></ul></ul>
  18. 21. Educational Examples <ul><ul><li>Wikiversity - http:// en.wikiversity.org / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to learn in a Wiki environment - http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Learning_to_learn_a_wiki_way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ruby on Rails - http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia on Education - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education </li></ul></ul>
  19. 22. Conclusion Thanks for being a wonderful audience! Zack, Jonathan, Brian, and Jeff

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