The concept of "Web 2.0" began with a conference brainstorming session between Tim O'Reilly and MediaLive International in 2004.
Web 2.0, refers to a supposed second generation of Internet-based services that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users
Web 1.0 -> Web 2.0 changes Syndication Stickiness Tagging ("folksonomy") Directories (taxonomy) Blogging Personal Websites Wikipedia Britannica Online Flickr Ofoto Google AdSense DoubleClick Web 2.0 (2003 - ?) Web 1.0 (1993 – 2003)
Social Networks are social structures made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of links, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, friendship, etc.
Study by Victoria Clarke & Francesca Rivett-Carnac
(Geronimo Communications – UK)
Web 2.0 helps to encourage student engagement and increase participation – particularly among quieter pupils, who can use it to work collaboratively online, without the anxiety of having to raise questions in front of peers in class – or by enabling expression through less traditional media such as video.
Teachers have reported that the use of social networking technology can encourage online discussion amongst students outside school.