What Is Web2

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What Is Web2

  1. 1. Web 2.0 in Education by Geoff Cain
  2. 2. Web 2.0 in Education <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal in this session is to examine some free online tools that can help you as an educator. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Old Web
  4. 4. The New Web
  5. 5. <ul><li>Web 2.0 facilitates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interactive content building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editing through the web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic content </li></ul></ul>New Web Tools
  6. 6. RSS <ul><li>R eally S imple S yndication </li></ul><ul><li>Push content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio files (podcasting) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Receive content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to a feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes, Yahoo, Firefox, IE 7 all aggregate RSS feeds </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Blogs & Wikis <ul><li>A type of web site </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors can easily add, remove, or edit the content </li></ul><ul><li>Requires registration or a password for editing </li></ul><ul><li>An effective tool for collaborative authoring </li></ul>Wiki Many people may contribute to and edit a single document using only a web browser.
  8. 8. Blogs in Online Learning <ul><li>Group blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News items </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Delicious Bookmarks http://delicious.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with the web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users has access to bookmarks anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow users to share bookmarks (folksonomies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User tags bookmarks </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Productivity Tools <ul><li>An online office suite: </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs & Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>ThinkFree </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho Show </li></ul><ul><li>Gliffy </li></ul>
  11. 11. Social Media <ul><li>These technologies all employ tagging and sharing: </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr http://www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa http://www.picasa.com </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube http://www.youtube.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. Educational Uses <ul><li>What kinds of assignments could you create in your discipline using collaborative technology? </li></ul>

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