W.B.W. Web 2.0 at Williams Web 2.0 and its implications for resources and services in IT and Libraries, more or less Chris...
What's the current status of web 2.0 at Williams? How is it being used?
Overview <ul><li>Overall, limited...  BUT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People have really embraced the wiki (Confluence) for docu...
Student web 2.0 <ul><li>Hardware : laptops, cellphone, wi-fi Functionality and Tools : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>social networ...
Administrative web 2.0 <ul><ul><li>wiki for documentation (shared for reading) and collaboration (private) </li></ul></ul>...
Academic web 2.0 <ul><ul><li>blogs for classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia as a resource (de facto, not encourage...
Alumni and community web 2.0 <ul><ul><li>social networking on Facebook et al </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>professional netwo...
Web 1.7 - not quite web 2.0 Tools having some aspects of web 2.0, but falling short <ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul></ul>...
Under the hood The technologies of web 2.0, even if not used for that <ul><li>advanced CSS </li></ul><ul><li>AJAX </li></u...
What we're interested in
Specific Technologies and Tools <ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swive...
<ul><ul><li>Google Docs –  collaborative writing, spreadsheets, presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr –  photo s...
Some we're not using / doing <ul><ul><li>micro-blogging (Twitter) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developing flashy UI </li></u...
Food for Thought Obstacles, Opportunities, and Ideas
Obstacles <ul><ul><li>adoption – how, and why </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support - how and by who </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Opportunities / Applications <ul><ul><li>intra-campus communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>user-based support </li></u...
Some Ideas and Observations <ul><ul><li>We're not promoting web 2.0 to faculty, but trying to prepare them to survive when...
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  1. 1. W.B.W. Web 2.0 at Williams Web 2.0 and its implications for resources and services in IT and Libraries, more or less Chris Warren cwarren@williams.edu ficial.wordpress.com Database Integration Specialist Office for Information Technology Williams College
  2. 2. What's the current status of web 2.0 at Williams? How is it being used?
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Overall, limited... BUT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People have really embraced the wiki (Confluence) for documentation and collaboration among controlled user groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We’re continuously experimenting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals and small groups participate in web 2.0 technologies and activities outside their official capacities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For students, web 2.0 is simply 'the web' </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Student web 2.0 <ul><li>Hardware : laptops, cellphone, wi-fi Functionality and Tools : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>social networking - Facebook - almost everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>long video - P2P - unknown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>short video - YouTube - unknown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>messaging - cellphone text messaging, and various IM - most </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blogging - various (about 1% of student body, as best can be told) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other - unknown - unknown </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Administrative web 2.0 <ul><ul><li>wiki for documentation (shared for reading) and collaboration (private) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OIT security blog, for announcements / alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>podcasting for Public Affairs, for special needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability blog, for discussion / dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wiki-ish back-end for library and some of WWW </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Academic web 2.0 <ul><ul><li>blogs for classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia as a resource (de facto, not encouraged / endorsed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life as a platform (Art Mecho) and an object of study (the social and philosophical aspects) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>our wiki, for closed discussion and collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pod- and vod-casting by some individual professors </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Alumni and community web 2.0 <ul><ul><li>social networking on Facebook et al </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>professional networking on Linked In et al </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ephblog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WSO forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willipedia - the WSO wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>individual blogs </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Web 1.7 - not quite web 2.0 Tools having some aspects of web 2.0, but falling short <ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Messages email tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data publication sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Master Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peoplesoft Self Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OIT Workshops Signup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Seats tool / service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ContentDM </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Under the hood The technologies of web 2.0, even if not used for that <ul><li>advanced CSS </li></ul><ul><li>AJAX </li></ul><ul><li>data driven </li></ul><ul><li>open APIs </li></ul><ul><li>data streams (RSS, XML, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>standards compliant </li></ul><ul><li>Scriptaculous & Prototype JS </li></ul>
  10. 10. What we're interested in
  11. 11. Specific Technologies and Tools <ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swivel, FreeBase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pidgin, iChat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning social sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress as CMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>del-icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth - GIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Maps API </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS - making and using </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines aggregator </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Google Docs – collaborative writing, spreadsheets, presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr – photo sharing and finding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swivel, FreeBase – sharing datasets and charts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pidgin, iChat – instant messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare – presentation sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning – custom social sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube – video publication / sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons – legalese for content sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress blogs – electronic publication and discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress - lightweight CMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>del-icio.us – social bookmarking and tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Earth – lightweight GIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Maps API - mashups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS creation and consumption – human readable / relevant data streams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines – RSS aggregator </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Some we're not using / doing <ul><ul><li>micro-blogging (Twitter) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developing flashy UI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>games (WoW, KoL, ARGs, PMOG, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>news filters (Digg, Slashdot, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>review / recommendation systems (GoodReads, Pandora, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ITunesU </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Food for Thought Obstacles, Opportunities, and Ideas
  15. 15. Obstacles <ul><ul><li>adoption – how, and why </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support - how and by who </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>culture - trust, privacy, hierarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1% rule - consumer vs participant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tech environment - very varied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reliability questions (and principles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lack of self-knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>computer focused – vs cell phone et al </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>limited resources </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Opportunities / Applications <ul><ul><li>intra-campus communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>user-based support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cross-group social connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>student connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>content creation / contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>know thyself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>re-cast existing services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customized education experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bend space and time </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Some Ideas and Observations <ul><ul><li>We're not promoting web 2.0 to faculty, but trying to prepare them to survive when all students use it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The individuals that make up the college community use web 2.0 for themselves even if they don't in their official capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In many ways web 2.0 is more about individuals than groups or organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cultural attitudes and expectations (connectivity, accessibility, adaptability, etc.) associated with web 2.0 are more important than any particular technologies </li></ul></ul>

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