Web 2.0 = the underlying philosophy of relinquishing control
Web 2.0 = glocalization (“making global information available to local social contexts and giving people the flexibility to find, organize, share and create information in a locally meaningful fashion that is globally accessible”)
Web 2.0 is social, it’s open (or at least it should be), it’s letting go of control over your data, it’s mixing the global with the local. Web 2.0 is about new interfaces - new ways of searching and accessing Web content. And last but not least, Web 2.0 is a platform - and not just for developers to create web applications like Gmail and Flickr . The Web is a platform to build on for educators, media, politics, community, for virtually everyone in fact!
So, what is Web 2.0?? From Presentation “ Web 2.0 ” by Satyajeet Singh available on Slideshare
What is the Connection Between Web 2.0 and Constructivist Theory?
Web 2.0 tools can . . . allow students/learners to demonstrate their understanding in a variety of ways. They can blog, edit, contribute, rank, tag, upload and enhance their web experiences through the use of Web 2.0 tools. Additionally through the use of social networking, learners can also be exposed to other learners’ perspectives on a given topic or subject.
Social Constructivism , a wiki created for class EDER 679.09 Web 2.0 and Open Learning Environments
‘ A weblog is kind of a continual tour, with a human guide who you get to know. There are many guides to choose from, each develops an audience, and there’s also comraderie [ camaraderie ] and politics between the people who run weblogs, they point to each other, in all kinds of structures, graphs, loops, etc.’
Dave Winer, The History of Weblogs , November 14, 2001, cited by Anthony V Parcero in “ What is a Weblog ” Jul 11, 2004
A log of websites visited? Or a personal journal? Or something else?
“ Defining this variable form is not easy in the highly opinionated blogosphere - nor is it simple in the increasing number of newsrooms that are in embracing blogging. . . . Capturing the blogging beast is no small matter, not when everybody from the lonely scribe in Paducah to me-too mass media in Manhattan is trying to get arms and minds around the virtual blob now encroaching online.”
Just what is a blog, anyway? By Michael Conniff Posted: 2005-09-29
“ There is no need to define ‘blog.’ . . . A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your shopping list. People will use it however they wish. And it is way too soon in the invention of uses for this tool to limit it with a set definition.”
Jeff Jarvis, the veteran print journalist and prominent blogger behind BuzzMachine Quoted by Conniff in Just what is a blog, anyway?
A publication of content and Web links, sorted in chronological order, with the most recent at the top. The content reflects personal or corporate interests, and is almost always written by an individual. . . .”
What are Blogs, and Why Your Business Should Use One , Guest columnist Richard Zwicky, Founder and President of Enquisite, Inc.
Blogger itself places no restrictions on the form of content being posted. Its web interface, accessible from any browser, consists of an empty form box into which the blogger can type...anything: a passing thought, an extended essay, or a childhood recollection. With a click, Blogger will post the...whatever...on the writer's website, archive it in the proper place, and present the writer with another empty box, just waiting to be filled.
The fear of encouraging social networking and leaving the door open for unsavory individuals to see what students are doing online has caused most districts to avoid the tool, said David Warlick, a North Carolina public speaker and author who's working on the second edition of “ Classroom Blogging: A Teacher's Guide to the Blogosphere .”
But new educational software, such as Virtual Office or Moodle, which the Muskego-Norway School District has implemented this year, protects students by letting them "publish" their writing within a secure server where teachers can monitor the comments.
By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel Posted: March 25, 2007
A wiki is a website where every page can be edited in a web browser, by whomever happens to be reading it. It's so terrifically easy for people to jump in and revise pages that wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large, multiple-participant projects.
What Is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Your Projects) by Tom Stafford , Matt Webb 07/07/2006
Explanation by the inventor of wikis, Ward Cunningham :
Wiki wiki is the first Hawai'ian term I learned on my first visit to the islands. The airport counter agent directed me to take the wiki wiki bus between terminals. I said what? He explained that wiki wiki meant quick .
Did you intend the word to be pronounced as wee-kee (rhyming with leaky) or as wick-ey (rhyming with sticky)?
believe the former is the proper pronunciation though I’ve been known to use the latter.
Correspondence on the Etymology of Wiki November, 2003.
Ward Cunningham invented wiki in 1995.
Wiki wiki sign outside Honolulu International Airport. (Image courtesy of A. Barataz )
WikiIndex is the wiki of wikis. It is an effort to create a complete directory of wiki websites out there on the Internet, with a description of each wiki and various systems of categorisation. We want to help people find the kinds of wikis they are most interested in and to map out the Internet-wide wiki landscape.
Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighborhood subdivision, if you will. Although social networking is possible in person, especially in schools or in the workplace, it is most popular online.
Social networking websites function like an online community of internet users.
We define social network sites as web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system.
boyd, d. m., & Ellison, N. B. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication , 13(1), article 11. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd.ellison.html
1997 = Six Degrees of Separation founded [ boyd & Ellison consider this the first social networking site! ]
1999 = Circle of Friends founded
2002 = Friendster.com founded
2003 = MySpace.com founded
2004 = Orkut.com founded
2004 = Facebook.com founded
2005 = Yahoo!360 founded
Submitted by Linda Raphael on June 26, 2007
A special case: microblogging Watch Video: Twitter in Plain English
Another special case What is the Second Life world? Second Life is a free 3D digital world imagined and created by its Residents. To get started, you will need to download the Second Life viewer . Once installed, you will be able to walk, "teleport" or even fly to thousands of exciting 3D locations. You can also use voice and text chat to communicate with other real people from around the world.
What is social bookmarking ? It is tagging a website and saving it for later. Instead of saving them to your web browser, you are saving them to the web. And, because your bookmarks are online, you can easily share them with friends.
What is Social Bookmarking and How Can It Help Me? By Daniel Nations , About.com Guide
Acquired in March 2009 by Social Bookmarking Sites The Top Ten Social Bookmarking Sites on the Web By Wendy Boswell , About.com Guide
A Sample Glog for Web 2.0 sites TeachersFirst Edge Entry : For moderately adventurous technology users (teachers) and most student users (with significant help in primary grades). Glogster EDU is a tool to create online multimedia "posters" that can incorporate all types of elements into a visual space: links, images, text, videos, music, and more. Your students will have multiple ways to express themselves and to learn from each other, making it easy for you to differentiate and engage each student. Here is an example glog created by the TeachersFirst Edge team.
Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older.
Much of the drop in blogging among younger internet users may be attributable to changes in social network use by teens and young adults. Nearly three quarters (73%) of online teens and an equal number (72%) of young adults use social network sites.
by Amanda Lenhart , Kristen Purcell , Aaron Smith , Kathryn Zickuhr Feb 3, 2010
Content filters and firewalls are great for keeping kids away from pornography, as required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act ( download the PDF ), or preventing them from updating their Facebook status during class. But the same filters can stop teachers from accessing cutting-edge widgets and digital materials that have enormous potential for expanding learning.
New Hampshire kindergarten teacher Maria Knee , a pioneer in using Web 2.0 tools with young learners, points out that keeping powerful tools out of students’ reach during the school day doesn't prepare them for life. "Our kids are going to be using these tools and sites anyway," she argues.
Playing It Too Safe Online Will Make You Sorry
Bending the Rules: A student at the Pleasantview Academy, in Hutchinson, Kansas, uses ArtSnacks , a site typically blocked by the school district, after an exception is made for a class project. Credit: Courtesy of Kevin Honeycutt
Trying to prepare students for their future and teach them about Internet safety without Web 2.0 in schools is like trying to teach a child to swim without a swimming pool!
The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use has developed a new framework for addressing these issues under the overall concept of Cyber Savvy Schools. More information on Cyber Savvy Schools is here .
Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D . director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use. This Center provides for educators and other professionals on youth risk online issues.