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A few slides to introduce the idea of Web 2.0 before demonstrating myCommunity at the University of Wales, Newport

A few slides to introduce the idea of Web 2.0 before demonstrating myCommunity at the University of Wales, Newport

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MyCommunity Demo Introduction Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Web 2.0 and the Challenges for Newport
    • Realising academic potential
    • Redefining accepted pedagogy
    • Recognising accompanying pitfalls
  • 2. Overview…
    • What is Web 2.0?
    • Why the University needs to embrace it.
    • What we’ve done.
    • MyCommunity Demonstration
  • 3. What is Web 1.0?
      • Traditional Web Sites
      • Created by companies and techie individuals
      • Limited interaction (eg payments)
      • Create and disseminate information faster and cheaper than ever before
      • Largely 1-to-many delivery of information
      • Traditional development cycle (build, review, rebuild again)
  • 4. What is Web 2.0?
    • Latest generation of Web Applications
    • Applications more like desktop applications
    • Anyone can create content and contribute
    • Social mechanisms for locating information and people.
    • World of perpetual beta - users expect continual improvement
  • 5. Some Web 2.0 Applications
    • MySpace (largely music now)
    • Bebo/Facebook - social networking
    • Wikipeadia - sharing information
    • iTunes - sharing playlists
    • YouTube - sharing video
    • Blogs - sharing ideas
    • Etc…
  • 6. Why the University needs to Embrace Web 2.0
    • Overall student experience
    • Sound pedagogic reasons? Can this technology enhance learning?
    • Students increasing live and work this way – they expect it.
    • Because we can be amongst the best at this
  • 7. A Web 2.0 ‘Toolkit’…
    • Now available:
    • MyCommunity - Blogs, Forums, Photosharing
    • Wiki - knowledge sharing
    • Instant Messaging – (email is past its peak)
    • Podcasting
    • Video streaming
    • RSS reading – a way of managing the information.
  • 8. MyCommunity Links
    • Forums
      • Requests for help
      • Discussions about the University
      • Conversations about anything!
    • Blogs
      • Interaction with staff, students and peers
      • Information posting
      • Reflective Learning
    • Photos
      • Sharing
      • Informing
  • 9. Forums
    • Requests for help
      • Good club? http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/forums/thread/847.aspx
      • Help Speak Hindi? http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/forums/thread/1024.aspx
    • Conversations about the University
      • 9am Starts
      • http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/forums/thread/1004.aspx
      • Council Tax Exemption
      • http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/forums/thread/1448.aspx
    • Conversations about anything…
      • American abuse of police powers?
      • http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/forums/thread/2301.aspx
      • Kerrang Radio License
      • http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/forums/thread/2109.aspx
  • 10. Blogs
      • Interaction with staff, students and peers
        • Lost cat and asthma…
          • http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/blogs/20023081/default.aspx
        • IT and Web 2.0
          • http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/blogs/michael/default.aspx
      • Information posting
        • Health and social sciences freshers blog
          • http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/blogs/hssfreshers/default.aspx
        • Environmenal events
          • http://mycommunity.newport.ac.uk/blogs/10093759/default.aspx
      • Reflective Learning