What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 is a neologism that signifies the transformation from the “read web to the “read-write” web. “the Web was shifting from being a medium, in which information was transmitted and consumed, into being a platform, in which content was created, shared, remixed, repurposed, and passed along.” Web 2.0 works as a customizable network system to link users to information and each other Web 2.0 is not just a technological revolution, but also a social revolution!
Distance LearningBefore Web 2.0 After Web 2.0 A type of content Nodes of info connected to Focus on content design other nodes of info, largely produced by students Composed, organized, & Syndicated information packaged by publishers Resembles a conversation or Organized and structured into blog courses Personal learning center Consumed by students where content is manipulated through reading to meet learners’ needs – focus on content use Uses books, manuals, or tutoring software An electronic portfolio An environment A system
Educase Study Reveals…Students Desire for Information Technology Use in the Classroom Moderate Extensive Limited Other 6% 26% 41% 27%
Implications for Educators Institutions of higher education must learn to incorporate Web 2.0 applications in a positive and educational way. Educators must be flexible and creative in their use of technology in the classroom. Educators must embrace a two-way exchange between themselves and students, realizing they will potentially learn as much as they teach. Educators must never stop learning. This used to be in regards to their content area. Now, this statement also applies to exchanging information using Web 2.0.
Types of Web 2.0 TechnologySome We Will Explore Some for You to Explore Podcasts Social Bookmarks Blogs Online Groups Photo Management Social Networks Satellite Maps Voice Thread Video Scrapbooks Wikis Virtual Worlds ePortfolios Project Sharing Note: Elements all incorporate some type of social network.
PodcastsWhat Are They? Podcasts in Education Podcasts are audio files that are Lectures can be posted online or posted online so that users can downloaded from other automatically download the files universities through places such to listen whenever they want. as the iTunes store Most commonly in MP3 format Instant world-wide access Podcasting allows individuals to Adds an auditory dimension to have a self-published, syndicated courses to meet the needs of radio show varied learning styles Allows absent students to easily obtain lecture content New medium for class projects Transportability of material
Podcasting SitesSpecfic General Search Sites Podcasts for Teachers Podcast Alley Podcasts for Educators Podcast.net PodCop AllPodcasts Spanish PodFrecasts Podcasting Station Beginning French Podcast Bunker Moritz Law Podcasting Tools Theories of Communication iTunes Scientific American Replay Media Learn Out Loud Family Friendly Podcasts Language Arts Podcasts Podcast Network Mathgrad.com NPR Podcasts Small Business Expo Internet Archive White House Podcasts Podscope
Blogs: WhatAre They?Blogs are a web site thatcontains an onlinepersonal journal withreflections, comments,and often hyperlinksprovided by the writer.They often offeropportunities forcommunity members torespond to the posts inan asynchronous formof communication.
BlogsHow do they work? Using RSS to Manage Blogs in Plain English RSS (really simple syndication) is a way to manage blogs & news posts so the information you are interested in “feeds” directly to you. RSS in Plain English
Educational Uses of BlogsInstructors Uses of Blogs Student Uses in Your Courses Content-related blog as Reflective or writing professional practice journals Networking and personal Knowledge management knowledge sharing Instructional tips for Assignment submission students and review Course announcements Dialogue for group work and readings E-portfolios Annotated links Share course-related Knowledge management resources
BlogsTechnology Blogs Subject Matter Blogs Social Computing English4Today Magazine Includes podcasts Read/WriteWeb Emergiblog (nursing) Techcrunch Education Trends Weblogg-ed Civil War History Techweb Officer.com The Gadgeteer Education Blog List Boing Boing Internet Stocks Syndicated Learning Higher Education
Photo ManagementWhat is Photo Educational UsesManagement? Photo management Not just for art class! sites allow users to Great way to create a class presentation based organize their digital on a field trip/field photos and share them experience with people world- Post photos of specimens or objects for students to wide. view – such as plant ID Store & organize your digital pictures by subject, course or other
FlickrFlickr possibly theleading website of itskind, combinesphoto management& sharing systemswith bloggingoptions.It also offerscommunity groupsfor members to joinThere are free and“pro” accounts
Satellite MapsGoogle Earth Educational Uses Google Earth is a virtual globe Use demos to get your students excited about geography browser, arguably the most Use different Google Earth layers popular of those available for to study: free on the Internet. Economics (NASAs World Wind and ESRIs Demographics upcoming ArcGIS Explorer are Transportation competitors). Use real-time coordinates to demonstrate distance calculations Virtual globes allow users to View tectonic plate-shift evidence interactively display and Study major land forms. investigate geographic data. The only limit to Google Earths classroom uses is your imagination.
More Google EarthGoogle Earth Links Google Earth in Darfur Using Templates to Create Content Google Earth User Guide Google Earth & Geoscience Education Review & Download Google Earth Blog Google for Educators Crisis in Darfur
VideoWhat is YouTube? Educational Uses YouTube is a video Great for visual sharing website that learners! allows users to Engaging enrichments upload, view, and share Gives historical videos. context, examples, or Other sites also host video demonstrations sharing YouTube is one of the Scaffolding for higher industry leaders. level learning
VideoLinks about Video Other Video Sites Metacafe Techlearning Google Video NCLB Research AOL Video Jumpcut Video for the Yahoo Video Classroom MSN Video Ebaum’s World KQED Spike United Streaming Annenberg Media EVC Video Placement 7 Strategies Internet Archive EPA (Specialty sites have videos!)
WikisWhat Are They? Educational Uses "Wiki Wiki" is Hawaiian for Collaborative writing "quick". Coordinating planning A wiki is computer software that allows users to easily Easily create simple create, edit and link web websites pages. It is like combining a web page Project development with & a Word document peer review Wikis are used to create: Data collection Collaborative websites Power community websites Review classes & teachers Intranets Presentations Wiki in Plain English Create courses
WikisUsing Wikis Wiki Sites Wiki Design Principles Pbwiki Using Wiki in Video Education Wet Paint Wikis in Higher Wikispaces Education 7 Things You Should Know Wiki Comparisons
ePortfoliosWhat is the purpose? Educational Uses "The portfolio can provide Metacognition an opportunity to development demonstrate ones ability to History of development & collect, organize, interpret growth and reflect on documents Make connections between and sources of information. learning experiences It is also a tool for continuing professional Authentic assessment tool development, encouraging Personal knowledge individuals to take management responsibility for and Showcase competencies demonstrate the results of Interdisciplinary synthesis their own learning."
ePortfoliosMore Information Web Sites ePortfolios (Awesome!) Free Basic ePortfolio sites My eCoach 7 Things You Should OSP rCampus Know DIGIcation ePortfolio.eu Subscriber/Institutional ePortfolios for use sites Learning Foliotek Live Text Sample Portfolio iWebfolio ELGG
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Your Turn! Social Bookmarks Social Bookmarks in Plain English Online Groups Social Networks Social Networking in Plain English Voice Thread Scrapbooks Virtual Worlds Project Sharing