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key strategies for helping newbies understand and use web 2.0 tools effectively

key strategies for helping newbies understand and use web 2.0 tools effectively

by kate raynes-goldie and constance weibrands, at perthbarcamp 2007

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  • How to introduce Web 2.0 to n00bs Kate Raynes-Goldie [email_address] // k4t3.org Constance Wiebrands [email_address] // flexnib.blogspot.com
  • What we’ll cover
    • Tales from the front lines
    • Some general problems
    • Some solutions
  • Wikis for politics
    • Using a wiki to write a political platform
    • Users from all walks of life
    • New technology and a new collaboration/writing paradigm!
  • Library 2.0
    • Using a blog to learn about new technology
    • Staff with varying skill levels
    • One hour a week!
  • Web 2.0 for development
    • People in developing and developed countries
    • Learning Web 2.0 to better share knowledge and collaborate
    • New way of thinking of the web
  • Web 2.0 and tech admins
    • Mistrust of Open Source
    • Censorship
    • “ Everything is a security issue”
  • General problems
  • Fear of new or unknown things
    • " D on't have time"
    • ” Don't have the energy"
    • ” Too overwhelming"
    • ” Too scary"
    • ” Just techy stuff, not relevant"
  • Lack of knowledge
    • Simplistic understandings
    • Media
    • Moral panics
    • People in charge often know less than the users they are regulating
  • Lack of infrastructure
    • Web 2.0 works best in ubiquitous internet situations
    • Go where your friends are
    • Bandwidth, cost and lack of physical infrastructure
  • Some solutions
  • Make relevant
    • Contextualize
    • Connect with peers
  • Be a guide
    • One-on-one walkthroughs
    • Hands-on is best
    • Repetition repetition repetition
  • Level the playing field
    • Question assumptions
    • Demystify the technology
    • No question is stupid
  • Learn and iterate!
    • Learn from those you are teaching
    • Learn from peers
    • Integrate feedback
  • Two stage process
    • 1.) Overcoming fears and preconceptions
    • 2.) Learning the skills and culture
    • The second part is easier than the first!
    • But what finally makes it click for people?