“Web 2.0 tools exist that might allow academics to reﬂect and
reimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools might
positively affect -- even transform - research, teaching, and
service responsibilities - only if scholars choose to build
serious academic lives online, presenting semi-public selves
and becoming invested in and connected to the work of their
peers and students.” (Greenhow, Robella, & Hughes, 2009)
quick stats (2009)
• 90 trillion emails sent annually from 1.4 billion email
• 234 million websites
• 1.73 billion Internet users
• 126 millions blogs
• 350 million Facebook users
• 4 billion images on Flickr
• 1 billion Youtube videos served daily.
Stats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom
• Open access, low-cost.
• Rethink space/interaction (walled gardens, open
• Learning spaces controlled and/or owned by students.
• Tagging, aggregation, & other info literacies.
• Advocacy/integration/use/creation of/for FOSS & open
content wherever possible & when beneﬁcial to
• Pedagogy focused more on connecting & interactions;
content important, but secondary.
• Development of sustainable, long-term, learning
“The course ... has been the most profound pd
experience Iʼve ever had. It forced me to critique & review
my practice. I never knew how important social networks
were. Now, I couldnʼt be a teacher without being
connected. Itʼs drastically changed my view of education.”