Web 2.0 and the Academic Environment Sidney Andrews May 07, 2008
Introduction <ul><li>A little about me. </li></ul><ul><li>Why are we here? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the academic envi...
Web 2.0 <ul><li>A few notable features that separates web 2.0 sites from web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li>...
Today’s Featured Tools <ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Google...
SlideShare <ul><li>Share Powerpoint slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Embed presentations ...
del.icio.us <ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmark pages online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share bookma...
Twitter <ul><li>Emerging Coverage of this tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i25/25a01501.htm </li...
Google Reader <ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Most common use of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Scan Articles Quickly </li>...
Wikidot <ul><li>Free wiki hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Share information amongst colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Useful as a too...
Blackboard? <ul><li>You already have a Web 2.0 tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can interact and submit information usi...
Implementation <ul><li>Two main areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration on...
Discussion & Questions? <ul><li>Tools Discussed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </...
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Discusses useful Web 2.0 tools that are free and can be used in the collegiate environment (classroom, department, group research, etc.)

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    1. 1. Web 2.0 and the Academic Environment Sidney Andrews May 07, 2008
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>A little about me. </li></ul><ul><li>Why are we here? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the academic environment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will I get out of this? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are we going to do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Web 2.0 <ul><li>A few notable features that separates web 2.0 sites from web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User Interaction (Creativity) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing Data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The web is moving away from it’s previously static existence </li></ul><ul><li>Two Articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2 </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Today’s Featured Tools <ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Wikidot </li></ul>
    5. 5. SlideShare <ul><li>Share Powerpoint slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Open to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Embed presentations in websites </li></ul><ul><li>View & download presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Track your presentation statistics and comments </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can make it impossible to download your presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can make the presentation only visible to a friends list </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. del.icio.us <ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmark pages online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share bookmarks with other users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmark pages FOR other users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarking community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Tag Bookmarks </li></ul>
    7. 7. Twitter <ul><li>Emerging Coverage of this tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://chronicle.com/weekly/v54/i25/25a01501.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instantly communicate with other users </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A leader sends a message and all of the “followers” receive it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classroom Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share information with students outside of class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Works with text messages if students so chooose </li></ul>
    8. 8. Google Reader <ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Most common use of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Scan Articles Quickly </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Link provided by most blogs and news sites </li></ul><ul><li>Most popular tool </li></ul>
    9. 9. Wikidot <ul><li>Free wiki hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Share information amongst colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Useful as a tool in a course </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term storage of information </li></ul><ul><li>Great way to start new research </li></ul>
    10. 10. Blackboard? <ul><li>You already have a Web 2.0 tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can interact and submit information using Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are discussion boards available for communication between students and instructors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic site that is constantly changing as your course progresses </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Implementation <ul><li>Two main areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration on research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing web resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instant data sharing with students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expose students to more information than where they normally look </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain independent information from the students </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Discussion & Questions? <ul><li>Tools Discussed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikidot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember that you have to take time to play around with the tools and decide for yourself what would benefit your department, group or class </li></ul>
    13. 13. Thank You
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