how to introduce web 2.0 to n00bs

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

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