Communication and Collaboration: An Introduction to Web2.0

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  • 1. Communication and Collaboration: An Introduction to Web2.0 November 27, 2007 Julie Hannaford [email_address]
  • 2. What is Web 2.0?
    • Collaboration
    • Exploration
    • Experimentation
    • Communication …
    • Sites and tools that let you connect with others in a whole new way
    • Innovative ways to reach our users
  • 3. Let’s Take a Tour… Credit to paradigm4 – found on Flickr
  • 4. Social Bookmarking
    • What it is:
      • Tagging (adding keywords) websites, videos and photos, in a way that is meaningful to you
      • Sharing those sites and tags with others
      • Examples:
        • or http://
        • http://
        • http:// /
  • 5.
    • Social bookmarking/tagging of websites
    • Store favourites in ways that are meaningful to you – tag them AND bundle them
    • Add people to your network; subscribe to tags that are of interest to you; search for others’ sites
    • Example: search for: learning communities education
  • 6.
    • Similar to
    • Lets you use additional features:
      • Highlight content on a website that is of particular interest
      • Add a sticky note with comments on a site
    • Share your stored sites with others by forwarding them on
    • Look at the group: Web2.0
  • 7. Examples and Uses
    • Individual tagging:
      • Researching and storing of sites most relevant to individual user
    • Building a learning community:
      • Class chooses one tag and contributes to using that tag
      • Class members can recommend sites to one another
      • Creation of a class archive
    • Use for group work :
      • Sharing and commenting on sites during collaborative research
    • Provide links to useful sites for your users:
      • Use to store your recommendations
      • Thunder Bay Public Library
  • 8. Flickr
    • Online site that allows you to upload photos/images
    • Tag images, share photos with others and find images that you need
      • Get permission – give credit
      • Consider privacy/copyright issues
      • Usage agreement:
    • Create groups:
      • EFL/ESL Forum
      • Scientist Photographers
    • Flickr works with: fd’s flickr toys – display images in new ways
    • Take Flickr code and place it into your blog or website, so
    • that your photos are displayed
  • 9. Examples and Uses
    • Art analysis:
      • Allows for analysis of parts of the painting – use the ‘notes’ feature
      • Allows student commenting to build a discussion
    • Search for images to support presentations – an alternative to Google Images
    • Virtual fieldtrips or any type of visual portfolio:
    • Book displays: Clemens & Alcuin Book Displays
    • Use Flickr toys to create promo materials for your library
    • Upload photos of library events
      • Allow commenting so that users can provide feedback
      • Engage with your users
      • Hennepin County Library:
      • National Library of New Zealand:
  • 10. Podcasting
    • What is a podcast? “a multimedia file distributed over the Internet, using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers” http:// Some features:
      • Can be audio or video
      • Can be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feed formats (like RSS)
      • Subscribe to a feed, then each time a new clip is added, you are automatically updated with the newest episode
      • Listen/watch podcasts via an iPod or other MP3 player or via a computer
  • 11. How to Find Podcasts
    • iTunes
      • Select Podcasts from the Music Store
        • Subscribe via the Music Store
        • iTunesU
    • The Podcast Directory
    • University of Toronto uPodcast Project
  • 12. YouTube / Video Google
    • Service that allows users to upload videos that they would like to tag and share with others
      • Could be an animation or footage that the user has captured him/herself
      • The First Help Desk – very, very funny!
    • Video Google is in beta – it has an ‘educational’ category for searching:
      • choose education as the ‘genre’
  • 13. Educational Examples
    • Use to enhance visual literacy – it allows students to engage with video via creation, analysis, commentary
      • Search for: university class projects
    • Availability of class lectures:
      • University of California, Berkeley has made 300 hours of lectures available:
    • Engage in school life:
    • Tutorials:
      • Formatting a Research Paper in APA Style:
  • 14. Library Examples
    • Library tours: Ease your users’ comfort level with your environment:
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      • http:// =Jv1r_JWEFAA
    • Information Literacy:
      • http:// =k-2hziLTSyU
      • http:// =nik3pyJwaYI
    • Make seminars/presentations available – reach a broader audience
      • Kankakee Public Library
      • SirsiDynix Institute
      • In iTunes: Arizona State University Libraries
        • – updated weekly
  • 15. Instant Messaging/Chat
    • Lots of different IM systems: MSN, AIM, Yahoo, Google Chat, etc.
    • Need for an aggregator that will allow them to all work together
    • Use free tools that allow chatting with library users or students regardless of which chat they have chosen: Meebo or Pidgin
  • 16. Meebo Examples
    • Examples:
      • Ask Gerstein or UTM
      • Embed Meebo in Blackboard
  • 17. References
    • 7 Things you Should Know About:
    • Back to School with the Class of Web2.0, Part 3 by Brian Benzinger:
    • Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms by Will Richardson:
    • IM=FASTER Virtual Reference on the Cheap! By Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens:
  • 18. References Cont’d
    • Tags Help Make Libraries by Melissa L. Rethlefsen :
    • Using in Education by Gabriela Grosseck:
    • Using Flickr in the Classroom by David Jakes:
    • Web2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software by Michael Stephens: = ckey&what =4182726