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  1. 1. Web 2.0 in Online Learning Ray, Shari, Emily OTEL
  2. 2. Web 2.0 in Online Learning <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Our goals in this session – to provide an introduction to new class of tools to enhance online learning </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is 2.0? What is the origin of the term? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tim O’Reilly in 2004 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does this impact Online learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Micro-content, interaction, engagement, simulation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-learning 2.0 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Ajax <ul><li>Ajax – at the core of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous Javascript and XML </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Origin of term – Adaptive Path Jesse James Garrett </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some examples of Ajax </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ALN Pre-Conference Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of Ajax links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ajax longevity? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. OLU – One Example <ul><li>The power of Ajax </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emily will show us how to blog and how to integrate blogging into online learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example of the power – impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Learning Update aggregation / Google placement / links to / citations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now to Emily and more examples of how Web 2.0 can enhance online learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Allow interactive content building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your audience participates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Editing through your web browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No need to download or buy expensive software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps your course fresh </li></ul></ul>Web Tools
  6. 6. 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>Uses versioning </li></ul><ul><li>Some wikis require 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.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Engage your students </li></ul><ul><li>Use Wetpaint for creating websites for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for service learning projects in the community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use PBwiki (or other free services) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative essays and reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space for free writing or reader-response journaling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share resources – web sites, annotated bibliographies, models for assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a compendium of terms and concepts for the course to use as a study guide </li></ul></ul>Wikis in Online Learning
  8. 8. Blogs <ul><li>Short for weblog, blogs are online journals that display the most recent content first </li></ul><ul><li>Can combine text, images, and links to audio and video files ( podcasting ) </li></ul><ul><li>Readers may often leave comments and interact with the writer </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger.com offers free blog space </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blogs in Online Learning <ul><li>Group blogs allow engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For each work or topic that you cover in a course, have small groups publish blogs on how a their assigned theory would analyze or interpret it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a blog for students in your courses or department; link to journal articles, news items, conferences, calls for papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students create blogs for journaling </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 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><ul><li>Feedburner.com , UI Web Toolbox </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><ul><li>Dynamic web sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include a feed on your course site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uis.edu </li></ul></ul>Cartoon by Dave Walker . Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons .
  11. 11. Collaborative Tools Web 2.0
  12. 12. Google <ul><li>Google Docs and Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>http://scholar.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Other Google Stuff </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tabbed Browsing <ul><li>Internet Explorer 7.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul>Save a group of Tabs Organize and Search
  14. 14. Tagging “folksonomy” <ul><li>Collective </li></ul><ul><li>Custom </li></ul><ul><li>User defined metatags </li></ul>
  15. 15. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>itList.com (old) </li></ul><ul><li>Del icio us http:// del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Lookup tool http://trainque.com/code/delicious_lookup.php </li></ul><ul><li>View key http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with IE or firefox </li></ul>
  16. 16. Social Media <ul><li>Flickr http://www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>photos PLUS conversation </li></ul><ul><li>20 mg per month </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube http://www.youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/ </li></ul>
  17. 17. Blogging Search Engines <ul><li>Technorati http://technorati.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Google Blog Search http:// blogsearch.google.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Blog search engine </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.blogsearchengine.com/ </li></ul>