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  • New E-learning Technologies Or, building your professional capabilities (and using web 2.0 to help) Dave Ferguson [email_address] Cynthia Denton-Ade [email_address]
  • Tonight we will explore…
    • Some e-learning tools
    • How you can apply them
    • Opportunities and obstacles
  • If I could only focus on one e-learning tool, it would be…
    • Social bookmarks
    • RSS feed readers
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Social n etworking
    • Content sharing
  • What is Web 2.0?
    • Ideas and techniques behind new web sites and services which encourage user interaction, communication, and collaboration
    • The ‘second generation’ of the World Wide Web
    • An umbrella term to what is considered to be the next phase of the evolution of the internet, encompassing technologies such as blogs, wikis and other forms of interaction, development and innovation above and beyond web technologies which have been around since its inception http://absolute-
    Any more definitions?
  • But the real value may be the ability to form meaningful communities
  • And we moved from Learning 1.0
  • To Learning 2.0
  • The answers out there
    • Social bookmarks
    • RSS / Feed readers
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Networking
    • Content sharing
  • Find all this session’s URLs at…
  • Social bookmarks Memory, to go
  • … or let tools do most of the work
    • Add a bookmarklet to your browser
    Details for bookmarklets:
  • RSS and Feeds Or, “get-go” versus “go get” http://
  • How RSS changes things
    • Yesterday:
      • Find worthwhile website
      • Read stuff
      • Repeat
    • Today:
      • Find worthwhile website
      • Add its feed to your reader
      • It’s there.
    Confusing photo: ndh / / Straightforward photo: d_herrera96 /
  • Feed readers /reader/
  • Adding a feed
    • Via link or icon
      • Right-click and copy
      • In reader: “add feed,” paste
    • Some sites offer multiple feeds
    http:// /
  • Blogs: more than just talk
    • Timely content (posts)
    • Conversation (comments)
    • Fixed content (pages)
      • …and content management
  • Where to blog
    • Free sites
    • (
    • (
    • On your own site
    • Hosting services catering to blogs
      • /hosting/
  • Wiki The simplest online database that could possibly work — Ward Cunningham, developer of WikiWikiWeb
  • Collaboration via email… From: Dave To: 6 People So far I have... Any more? Any Qs? 5 10 15 16 22 27 33 From: Dave To: 5 People Need your input for the Blivet Berm project… From: Eileen Reply to all Re: Need… From: Frank Reply to all Re: Need… From: Ganesha To: Dave Re: Need… From: Hana To: Aiden CC: all Re: Re: Need… From: Isaac Reply to all Qs re Blivet
  • You might want a wiki for…
    • Low-cost intranet
    • Easy access to, updating of documents
    • Management of meeting notes, team agendas, group calendars
    • Cheap, accessible project management
    • Storing documents viewed or revised by a large or dispersed team
    Adapted from InformationWeek 8/8/05
  • When a wiki might not work
    • Complex file formats
    • No champion / shepherd for the wiki
    • Collaboration and peer review not appropriate for your group or workplace
    • Your goals:
      • Exchange of views
      • Conversations
      • Specific authorship
      • Not collaboratively-produced documents
  • Social Networking
  • Facebook http://
  • LinkedIn – Guess the Numbers
    • The average number of connections for people who work at Google is 47
    • The average number for Harvard Business School grads is 58
    • People with more than 20 connections are 34 times more likely to be approached with a job opportunity than people with less than 5. Facebook vs LinkedIn: Which is better for business?
  • Ning
    • Work Literacy: Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals
    • Learning Technology Users Group
    • Fire Engineering Training Community http:// /
  • Twitter
    • Basics of How to Use Twitter Video Tutorial on Getting Started with Twitter
    • Introduction to Twitter Twitter in Plain English
    • Setting Up Your Twitter Account My Quick Start Tips for New Twitterers  
    • Guide for Beginners, Marketers, and Business Owners 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter
    What’s Twitter?
  • Shared content Sometimes you find you get what you need
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Creative Commons Search
  • Slide Share
  • Shared documents online
    • Available from anywhere; share with anyone
    • http://
  • Getting to your documents
  • Putting the pieces together Pick and choose the pieces that work for you By 713 Avenue