The Brave New World Of The Social Web


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  • My presentation will be delivered to career developmental practitioners in postsecondary institutiones. They are slowly wakening up to the potential of using the web in their service to students and employers. For practitioners working in the community organizations (who have much less time and resources to explore web 2.0 tools), there is more work to be done. Thanks for the encouragement.<br /><br/>
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The Brave New World Of The Social Web

  1. 1. Brave New World of the Social Web Are You Participating Yet? Michael Yue, M.Ed. Project Coordinator Vancouver Community College
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Project Coordinator, Vancouver Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Managed a federal government-funded employment resource centre for 5 years, during which time I began to learn and adopt Web 2.0 tools in my work. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve presented on this topic in various training sessions and conference workshops. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Social Web (Web 2.0) <ul><li>Community: Building relationships, networking </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration: Working together to achieve common goals </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution: Adding to the common knowledge base </li></ul><ul><li>Are these functions relevant to career service and education? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Common Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li>Blogs (or weblogs) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Has anyone used or heard of these tools before? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blogs <ul><li>You don’t need to be “technically savvy” to create and operate a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are like journals - messages are posted and organized in chronological order (most recent posting first). </li></ul><ul><li>You can post text, audio, video, picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Viewers can comment on your postings (if you let them). </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can be managed by one person, or a group of people . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples of Blog <ul><li>Western Edge (U of Western Ontario Career Centre Blog) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// atwestern </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career Experts (UBC Career Services Staff Weblog) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Career Services Informer (SFU Career Services) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://blog. lidc . sfu .ca/ careerservices / </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. More Examples of Blog <ul><li>IMDIVERSITY Career Center Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// diversitycareers . blogspot .com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bold Career Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. boldcareer .com/blog/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li> (A Recruiting Community Portal) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. More Blog Examples <ul><li>Career Centre Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>COMPASS: Setting Career Directions </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Labour Market Information Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// lmi . careeropportunities .ca/ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Blogging Tools <ul><li>Free web-based hosting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BlogSavy ( http:// blogsavy .com/) - powered by WordPress </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can also pay blog hosting service to have fuller control of your blog, such as having a unique URL (web address). </li></ul>
  10. 14. Wikis <ul><li>The famous Wikipedia ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and sharing at its best and easiest </li></ul><ul><li>wiki wiki = “fast” in Hawaiian language </li></ul><ul><li>The tool allows a community of people to work together by adding to or modifying (i.e. eduting) one another’s contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the various examples to see how wikis are used </li></ul>
  11. 15. Examples of Wiki <ul><li>Library Success (A Best Practice Wiki) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. libsuccess .org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human Resource Management Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// competencywiki . ihrm .ca </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EduWikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Provider Joint Marketing Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// jointmarketing </li></ul></ul>
  12. 16. More Examples of Wiki <ul><li>Wiki-Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Society of Experiential Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// nsee . pbwiki .com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CareersWiki (by the Biology Careers Development Group @ the University of York, UK) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bioltfws1. york .ac. uk / PhDwiki / </li></ul></ul>
  13. 17. Wiki Tools <ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BluWiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// pbwiki .com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EditThis.Info - powered by MediaWiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. editthis .info/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MediaWiki (needs to be downloaded and installed) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. mediawiki .org </li></ul></ul>
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  16. 23. Social Networks <ul><li>Online communities that integrates various web tools to facilitate exchange and interaction in a more closed-knit and secure environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Build your profile first, and link with the others. </li></ul><ul><li>Different systems offer different functions. </li></ul>
  17. 24. Social Network Examples <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EduSpaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. eduspaces .net </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. facebook .com </li></ul></ul>
  18. 28. 3 degrees of connection
  19. 37. End Notes <ul><li>Online tools do not replace the human connection. On the contrary, it strengthens the human connection by extending our capacity across time and space. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing - you won’t understand these tools unless you use them. </li></ul><ul><li>To download this presentation, go to: http://www. slideshare .net/mcbyue/ </li></ul>
  20. 38. Embrace Technology <ul><li>Your Sandbox </li></ul><ul><li>http:// embracetechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Use this to share your experience with Web 2.0 tools in your work </li></ul>
  21. 39. Connect With Me <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Also on Facebook :) - email me an invitation at </li></ul>