Web 2.0 –Blogs & Wikis<br />An Introduction<br />Carol Walker<br />eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology)<br />JISC Regio...
Regional Support Centre Scotland North & East<br />www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk<br />
What’s it all about?<br />Wikis<br />Blogger<br />RSS<br />Blogosphere<br />Syndication<br />RSS Reader<br />Blogs<br />Vl...
Way back when…<br />1995<br />
Web 2.0 – The next phase<br />
What is a blog?<br />A content publishing system where entries are made over time. The most recent entry is at the top of ...
Anatomy of a Blog<br />
Blog Title<br />Date stamped<br />Each entry has short, concise title<br />Can contain multimedia – images, video and audi...
What’s out there?<br />By Media Type<br /><ul><li>Video Blog or Vlog
Photoblog
Podcast*
…
Personal
Travel
Political
Education
…</li></ul>By Genre<br />* Doesn’t necessarily have to be a blog though<br />
Why use a blog?<br />A reflective diary<br />A place to organise your thoughts<br />A collaborative space<br />A mechanism...
Duncan Gillespie & Robert Brown<br />(Dumfries & Galloway College)<br />“Supporting the development of e-Portfolios has mo...
Construction
Fire and Rescue Service
Media Studies
Employability
Access to Life and Leisure</li></ul>Template for ePortfolio<br />
Intute: health & life sciences blog<br />http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/blog/<br />
Glasgow School of Art – Library Blog<br />http://gsaartdesign.blogspot.com/<br />
RSC East Midlands: e-safety moodle module<br />http://moodle.rsc-em.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=79<br />
A Study on the Effective Use of Social Software by Further and Higher Education in the UK to Support Student Learning and ...
Good Practice Blog<br />http://good.group.shef.ac.uk/blog/<br />
Is it Complicated?<br />No!<br />All you do is fill in a form…<br />…no programming skills required<br />
Where do you find blogs?<br />Technorati<br />http://www.technorati.com<br />Google<br />http://blogsearch.google.com <br />
Subscribing to a blog<br />RSS Readers – lots of options<br /><ul><li>Web-based – Bloglines, Google Reader</li></ul>TIP<br...
<ul><li> Private?
 Public?</li></ul>FREQUENCY<br />IDENTITY<br />VISIBILITY<br />Some Things to Consider…<br />1. What is the purpose of you...
 First Name?
 Full Name?
 Alias?
 Daily?
 Weekly?
 Monthly?</li></li></ul><li>Blogs – Hands on <br />http://tinyurl.com/cawablogs<br />Part 1<br />Have a look at some of th...
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  1. 1. Web 2.0 –Blogs & Wikis<br />An Introduction<br />Carol Walker<br />eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology)<br />JISC Regional Support Centre<br />Scotland North & East<br />
  2. 2. Regional Support Centre Scotland North & East<br />www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk<br />
  3. 3. What’s it all about?<br />Wikis<br />Blogger<br />RSS<br />Blogosphere<br />Syndication<br />RSS Reader<br />Blogs<br />Vlogs<br />
  4. 4. Way back when…<br />1995<br />
  5. 5. Web 2.0 – The next phase<br />
  6. 6. What is a blog?<br />A content publishing system where entries are made over time. The most recent entry is at the top of the page. Similar in style to a journal.<br />TIP<br />define:keyword<br />e.g. define:blog<br />In Google<br />
  7. 7. Anatomy of a Blog<br />
  8. 8. Blog Title<br />Date stamped<br />Each entry has short, concise title<br />Can contain multimedia – images, video and audio<br />Readers can subscribe to your blog to get automatic updates<br />One entry – most recent at top<br />Content – can link to other resources with hyperlinks<br />Comments from your blog readers<br />
  9. 9. What’s out there?<br />By Media Type<br /><ul><li>Video Blog or Vlog
  10. 10. Photoblog
  11. 11. Podcast*
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Personal
  14. 14. Travel
  15. 15. Political
  16. 16. Education
  17. 17. …</li></ul>By Genre<br />* Doesn’t necessarily have to be a blog though<br />
  18. 18. Why use a blog?<br />A reflective diary<br />A place to organise your thoughts<br />A collaborative space<br />A mechanism for sharing experiences<br />A means of gaining feedback<br />Your space on the web<br />…<br />
  19. 19. Duncan Gillespie & Robert Brown<br />(Dumfries & Galloway College)<br />“Supporting the development of e-Portfolios has moved on significantly since involvement in the ISLE project. By using Web 2.0 technologies in a structured and simple way, we have developed staff and student skills, which will equip them for the future and add real value to the educational experience.”<br />Communities<br /><ul><li>Computing
  20. 20. Construction
  21. 21. Fire and Rescue Service
  22. 22. Media Studies
  23. 23. Employability
  24. 24. Access to Life and Leisure</li></ul>Template for ePortfolio<br />
  25. 25.
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Intute: health & life sciences blog<br />http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/blog/<br />
  28. 28. Glasgow School of Art – Library Blog<br />http://gsaartdesign.blogspot.com/<br />
  29. 29. RSC East Midlands: e-safety moodle module<br />http://moodle.rsc-em.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=79<br />
  30. 30. A Study on the Effective Use of Social Software by Further and Higher Education in the UK to Support Student Learning and Engagement: 26 Case Studies<br />http://tinyurl.com/5a8zu3<br />
  31. 31. Good Practice Blog<br />http://good.group.shef.ac.uk/blog/<br />
  32. 32. Is it Complicated?<br />No!<br />All you do is fill in a form…<br />…no programming skills required<br />
  33. 33. Where do you find blogs?<br />Technorati<br />http://www.technorati.com<br />Google<br />http://blogsearch.google.com <br />
  34. 34. Subscribing to a blog<br />RSS Readers – lots of options<br /><ul><li>Web-based – Bloglines, Google Reader</li></ul>TIP<br />Analogy: subscribing to an rss feed can be likened to taking out a magazine subscription<br />
  35. 35.
  36. 36. <ul><li> Private?
  37. 37. Public?</li></ul>FREQUENCY<br />IDENTITY<br />VISIBILITY<br />Some Things to Consider…<br />1. What is the purpose of your blog?2. What about frequency, identitiy, visibility…<br /><ul><li> Anonymous?
  38. 38. First Name?
  39. 39. Full Name?
  40. 40. Alias?
  41. 41. Daily?
  42. 42. Weekly?
  43. 43. Monthly?</li></li></ul><li>Blogs – Hands on <br />http://tinyurl.com/cawablogs<br />Part 1<br />Have a look at some of the examples<br />Search for some blogs on the topic of your choice using one of the blog search engines<br />Setting up a blog<br />Part 2<br />
  44. 44. Setting up a blog<br />blogger.com<br />wordpress.com<br />
  45. 45. Discussion - Uses<br />
  46. 46. Legal Implications – Help<br />JISC Legal Information Service<br />http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk<br />JISC Legal is a free information service offering high quality legal information to further and higher education relating to the use of information and communications technologies. We run training events, provide publications, and offer an enquiry service. <br />
  47. 47. Legal Implications<br />“Basically for colleges and universities the data protection and other legal issues remain the same for an institution when using blogs, wiki&apos;s, podcasts etc as for other media.” <br />“It is up to universities and colleges to manage the risk as they have to do with other means of communication. Therefore for example Data Protection, AUPs, Copyright Policies, Staff contracts/policies/handbooks etc all have to be updated to ensure that it is understood that these &apos;new&apos; media are included.”<br />Source: JISC Legal<br />
  48. 48. Source: JISC Legal<br />Legal Implications – Help<br />Legal guide from Stanford University at http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/eclipse/Resources/podcasting.htm<br />Universities Legal Briefings athttp://www.pinsentmasons.com/media/484810274.htm<br />The relevant section is the Human Resources section<br /> - piece titled &apos;Blog off! - tackling the risks of blogging‘<br />For a look at what UK universities are doing see the following<br />guidelines for students at :<br />Warwick University<br />http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/its/elab/services/webtools/blogs/terms<br />University of Sunderland <br />http://myblogs.sunderland.ac.uk/blogs/myblogs/acceptable_use_of_blogs/<br />
  49. 49. Web2Rights<br />http://www.web2rights.org.uk/<br />
  50. 50. Guidelines for using external services<br />http://www.vp.is.ed.ac.uk/<br />
  51. 51. JISC infoNet – Social Software<br />http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/social-software<br />
  52. 52. Educause - 7 things you should know about…<br />http://www.educause.edu/7495<br />
  53. 53. Intute – virtual training suite<br />
  54. 54. intute - vts: business studies (fe)‏<br />
  55. 55. Wikis – An Overview<br />Wiki is defined as: “A type of web page designed so that its content can be edited by anyone who accesses it, using a simplified mark-up language.”<br />
  56. 56. Wiki examples<br />Wikipedia<br />http://en.wikipedia.org<br />Wiki selection tool<br />http://www.wikimatrix.org<br />Set up a free wiki<br />PB Wiki http://www.pbwiki.com<br />Example http://jiscrsc.pbwiki.com password: blogs3<br />Wet Paint http://www.wetpaint.com<br />
  57. 57. Wiki pros and cons?<br />Pros<br />No programming skills required<br />Easy to update<br />One version of docs<br />…<br />Vandalism<br />Edit Wars<br />Ideas can become skewed over time<br />…<br />Cons<br />
  58. 58. pbwiki – access settings<br />
  59. 59. wikis<br />
  60. 60. Blogs vs Wikis<br />Blog: It’s your content. No one can change it. Users can comment on your posts (content)*<br />Wiki<br />Blog<br />###!!<br />###!!<br />###!!<br />Wiki: Everyone can (potentially) add to or change the content<br />###!!<br />*You can turn comments on or off<br />
  61. 61. source: www.gapingvoid.com<br />
  62. 62. Next Steps...<br />?<br />?<br />?<br />

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