Great Web 2.0 Applications for
Business Education Teachers


        Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D.
               Professor
 The Un...
The University of Southern Mississippi
Web 2.0 allows users to:
 •   create
 •   contribute
 •   collaborate
 •   connect
 •   share
 •   participate in a learni...
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Popular Web 2.0 Applications
•   Blogs
•   Podcasts
•   Wikis
•   Social networking
•   Multimedia sharing
•   Virtual wor...
Blog
                 Publish text, image,
                   Audio & Video


Publish                                     ...
Blogger
•   www.blogger.com
•   Use blogger.com with your Gmail account
•   Personalize your blog with themes and gadgets
...
www.blogger.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Wordpress
• www.wordpress.com
• Free blogging platform
• Hosted by Wordpress
• Provide variety of attractive themes, plug-...
blog.yuen.us

The University of Southern Mississippi
Podcasting

                    Worldwide
                    Audience




  Update                                    Rea...
Podomatic
• www.podomatic.com
• Find, create, distribute, promote, and listen to
  both audio and video podcasts
• Record ...
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Wikis

                  Collaborative
                      Web


Everyone Can                                 Track
 Con...
Wetpaint
• Free wiki websites
• Allow anyone to create an entirely new
  website and invite others to help them build it.
...
www.wetpaint.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Multimedia Sharing

                   Multimedia
                  Online Storage



Editing                             ...
Flickr
• A free photo sharing site
• Upload, organize, and share your photos with
  anyone or selected individuals
• Get p...
www.flickr.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
YouTube
• Online video streaming service that allows anyone to
  view and share videos
• Videos are limited to 100MB each
...
The University of Southern Mississippi
www.teachertube.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
Social Networking Services




• A social network service focuses on building online
  communities of people who share int...
Ning
• An online service where you can create, customize, and
  share your own Social Network like MySpace and
  Facebook
...
www.ning.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Virtual World
• Second Life
  – www.secondlife.com
  • Shared experiences
  • A feeling of presence
  • Visual and social ...
www.secondlife.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Others Great Web 2.0 Tools




     The University of Southern Mississippi
Google Apps – Education Edition




  www.google.com/educators/p_apps.html

        The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Gmail
• Come with built-in Google search technology and
  over 2.6 GB of storage.
• Also available on mobile devices.
• In...
Gmail




The University of Southern Mississippi
Google Talk

•   Instant messaging and group chat
•   Free PC-to-PC voice calls (VOIP)
•   Real-time file transfers
•   Se...
Google Talk




The University of Southern Mississippi
Google Talk




The University of Southern Mississippi
Google Calendar

•   Calendar Sharing
•   Invitations
•   Gmail Integration
•   Search
•   Send Reminders
•   Mobile Acces...
Google Calendar




The University of Southern Mississippi
Google Docs & Spreadsheets

 • Consist of Web-based word processing,
   spreadsheet, and presentation
 • Online document c...
Google Docs & Spreadsheets




      The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Google Sites
• Create web pages right in your browser
• A WYSIWYG Web authoring program
• Pages are hosted on Google serve...
The University of Southern Mississippi
Picnik
• www.picnik.com
• Upload a photo or import online photos from Flickr,
  Picasa, Facebook, Webshots, and others
• O...
www.picnik.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Zamzar
• Free online file conversion
• Support 5 different file format conversions
   – Document
   – Image
   – Music
   ...
www.zamzar.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
Bubbl.us
• www.bubbl.us
• A simple and free Web application that lets you
  brainstorm online
• Create colorful mind maps ...
bubbl.us

The University of Southern Mississippi
Pageflakes
• www.pageflakes.com
• Organized into tabs, each tab containing user-selected
  modules called Flakes containin...
www.pageflakes.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
del.icio.us
• del.icio.us
• A social bookmarking site
• Allow you to store bookmarks on the Web,
  instead of inside your ...
del.icio.us

The University of Southern Mississippi
VoiceThread
• Web-based digital-storytelling application
• Share your stories through audio, images, videos, or
  text
• A...
www.voicethread.com

The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
SlideShare
• Let users upload their presentations and share them
  online through a YouTube-like interface
• Accept PowerP...
www.slideshare.net

The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Dimdim
•   www.dimdim.com
•   Web conferencing tool
•   Nothing to install to host, join, and record
•   Free for up to 20...
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
Scribd
• www.scribd.com
• A free, web-based, document sharing community
  and self-publishing platform
• Let you publish, ...
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi
ScreenToaster
• www.screentoaster.com
• No download. Compatible with Windows, Mac
  OS X, Linux.
• Capture videos of onscr...
The University of Southern Mississippi
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  1. 1. Great Web 2.0 Applications for Business Education Teachers Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D. Professor The University of Southern Mississippi E-mail: Steve.Yuen@usm.edu The University of Southern Mississippi
  2. 2. The University of Southern Mississippi
  3. 3. Web 2.0 allows users to: • create • contribute • collaborate • connect • share • participate in a learning community The University of Southern Mississippi
  4. 4. The University of Southern Mississippi
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  7. 7. Popular Web 2.0 Applications • Blogs • Podcasts • Wikis • Social networking • Multimedia sharing • Virtual world The University of Southern Mississippi
  8. 8. Blog Publish text, image, Audio & Video Publish Immediate Quickly Feedback Archive Content The University of Southern Mississippi
  9. 9. Blogger • www.blogger.com • Use blogger.com with your Gmail account • Personalize your blog with themes and gadgets • Host it for free on blogspot.com or your own domain • Choose from many templates for your blog and also customize your own design • Add photos and videos to your post • Available in 41 languages • Post your blog from your mobile phone • Choose among a host of third-party applications The University of Southern Mississippi
  10. 10. www.blogger.com The University of Southern Mississippi
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  12. 12. Wordpress • www.wordpress.com • Free blogging platform • Hosted by Wordpress • Provide variety of attractive themes, plug-ins, and widgets • Categorize and tag your posts • Provide many features: Spell-check, Previews, Autosave, Words, Photos, and Videos • Can import from Blogger, TypePad, LiveJournal, and More The University of Southern Mississippi
  13. 13. blog.yuen.us The University of Southern Mississippi
  14. 14. Podcasting Worldwide Audience Update Real-time Automatically Feedback The University of Southern Mississippi
  15. 15. Podomatic • www.podomatic.com • Find, create, distribute, promote, and listen to both audio and video podcasts • Record a podcast or vodcast directly to the Web • Handle RSS feeds and allow your listeners to subscribe to your podcast in iTunes The University of Southern Mississippi
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  19. 19. Wikis Collaborative Web Everyone Can Track Contribute Changes Save Each Version The University of Southern Mississippi
  20. 20. Wetpaint • Free wiki websites • Allow anyone to create an entirely new website and invite others to help them build it. • Combine the best aspects of wikis, blogs, forums and social networks so anyone can click and type on the web • Can be a private or public site • Wetpaint Education Wikis are Ad-free The University of Southern Mississippi
  21. 21. www.wetpaint.com The University of Southern Mississippi
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  26. 26. Multimedia Sharing Multimedia Online Storage Editing Tagging Comments The University of Southern Mississippi
  27. 27. Flickr • A free photo sharing site • Upload, organize, and share your photos with anyone or selected individuals • Get photos into and out of the system in as many ways: from the web, from mobile devices, and from the users' home computers • Can tag your photos, create albums, view slideshows, and post pictures to external blogs • Allow RSS feed • Allow annotations The University of Southern Mississippi
  28. 28. www.flickr.com The University of Southern Mississippi
  29. 29. YouTube • Online video streaming service that allows anyone to view and share videos • Videos are limited to 100MB each • Each clip must have at least 3 tags • Allow linking and embedding clips to your blogs or Websites • Students can create projects with video and share them on the Web The University of Southern Mississippi
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  31. 31. www.teachertube.com The University of Southern Mississippi
  32. 32. Social Networking Services • A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others as e-mail and instant messaging services (Wikipedia). March 8, 2008 The University of Southern Mississippi
  33. 33. Ning • An online service where you can create, customize, and share your own Social Network like MySpace and Facebook • Has customizable themes and templates • Offer a public or private option • Your network can be customized by selecting a combination of features (music, videos, blogs, photos, forums, groups, RSS, etc.) from a list of options • Members who join your network will automatically have a customizable profile page and will be able to message and friend each other The University of Southern Mississippi
  34. 34. www.ning.com The University of Southern Mississippi
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  37. 37. Virtual World • Second Life – www.secondlife.com • Shared experiences • A feeling of presence • Visual and social cues • Closer to face-to-face conversation • Real-time collaboration • Immersion • Engagement The University of Southern Mississippi
  38. 38. www.secondlife.com The University of Southern Mississippi
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  40. 40. Others Great Web 2.0 Tools The University of Southern Mississippi
  41. 41. Google Apps – Education Edition www.google.com/educators/p_apps.html The University of Southern Mississippi
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  43. 43. Gmail • Come with built-in Google search technology and over 2.6 GB of storage. • Also available on mobile devices. • Integrate instant messaging right into the email • Provide spam protection using Google technology. • Messages can be sent and read in most languages. Gmail interface is available in 40 languages. • Free automatic forwarding and POP3 access The University of Southern Mississippi
  44. 44. Gmail The University of Southern Mississippi
  45. 45. Google Talk • Instant messaging and group chat • Free PC-to-PC voice calls (VOIP) • Real-time file transfers • Send and receive voicemails • Integrated contact list • Integrated into Gmail • Mobile access • Available of Windows version and Web version • Multi-Languages Support The University of Southern Mississippi
  46. 46. Google Talk The University of Southern Mississippi
  47. 47. Google Talk The University of Southern Mississippi
  48. 48. Google Calendar • Calendar Sharing • Invitations • Gmail Integration • Search • Send Reminders • Mobile Access • Event Publishing The University of Southern Mississippi
  49. 49. Google Calendar The University of Southern Mississippi
  50. 50. Google Docs & Spreadsheets • Consist of Web-based word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation • Online document creation • Real-time collaboration • Revision history • Search tools • Mobile access • Supported multiple languages The University of Southern Mississippi
  51. 51. Google Docs & Spreadsheets The University of Southern Mississippi
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  56. 56. Google Sites • Create web pages right in your browser • A WYSIWYG Web authoring program • Pages are hosted on Google servers at http://sites.google.com/sites/yoursitename/ • No HTML required • Customizable look and feel • Settings for accessing and sharing information The University of Southern Mississippi
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  58. 58. Picnik • www.picnik.com • Upload a photo or import online photos from Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, Webshots, and others • Offer real-time online editing tools to crop, resize, sharpen, adjust exposure, color, apply effects, and then share them with your friends. • Provide many special effects, from artsy to fun • Has many fonts and top-quality type tool • Get creative with a collection of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames The University of Southern Mississippi
  59. 59. www.picnik.com The University of Southern Mississippi
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  61. 61. Zamzar • Free online file conversion • Support 5 different file format conversions – Document – Image – Music – Video – Other Formats • 100MB maximum file size for the free account • Receive converted files via email • Larger file conversions and online storage for Basic and Pro accounts The University of Southern Mississippi
  62. 62. www.zamzar.com The University of Southern Mississippi
  63. 63. Bubbl.us • www.bubbl.us • A simple and free Web application that lets you brainstorm online • Create colorful mind maps online • Share and work with friends • Embed your mind map in your blog or Website • Email and print your mind map • Save your mind map as an image The University of Southern Mississippi
  64. 64. bubbl.us The University of Southern Mississippi
  65. 65. Pageflakes • www.pageflakes.com • Organized into tabs, each tab containing user-selected modules called Flakes containing information such as RSS/Atom feeds, Calendar, Notes, Web search, weather forecast, and Flickr photos. • Enable you to easily personalize the Web. • Allow you to add bookmarks, photos, videos, games, music, even your email and calendar. • There are Flakes for thousands of uses and interests, including news, sports, e-mail, local events, search, photos, music, and videos. • Drag and drop your "Flakes" around the screen and add pages. • Set up a page for your class. Share calendars, to-do-lists, and news. The University of Southern Mississippi
  66. 66. www.pageflakes.com The University of Southern Mississippi
  67. 67. del.icio.us • del.icio.us • A social bookmarking site • Allow you to store bookmarks on the Web, instead of inside your browser • Share bookmarks with friends, family, coworkers, and the del.icio.us community. • Use tags to organize your bookmarks • Can import and export bookmarks • Keep tabs on other users’ links, and mark certain links as private The University of Southern Mississippi
  68. 68. del.icio.us The University of Southern Mississippi
  69. 69. VoiceThread • Web-based digital-storytelling application • Share your stories through audio, images, videos, or text • Allow visitors to make comments on their stories in: – voice with a microphone – voice with telephone – Text – audio file – video with a webcam • Can be shared with anyone or can be kept private for selected individuals • Offer a free Pro account for K-12 teachers The University of Southern Mississippi
  70. 70. www.voicethread.com The University of Southern Mississippi
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  72. 72. SlideShare • Let users upload their presentations and share them online through a YouTube-like interface • Accept PowerPoint (ppt & pps), PDF, & OpenOffice (odp) files with a maximum file size of 30 MB for each presentation file • Presentations can be tagged, and comments left by viewers • Slide transcripts are automatically generated from text elements of your individual slides • Each slide has its own URL for reference • Has a Slidecasting capability that allows authors to synchronize slides with an audio file The University of Southern Mississippi
  73. 73. www.slideshare.net The University of Southern Mississippi
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  76. 76. Dimdim • www.dimdim.com • Web conferencing tool • Nothing to install to host, join, and record • Free for up to 20 participants • Easy Share desktop & Webpages • Audio & Video Conferencing • Talk, listen, chat and broadcast via Webcam • Present PowerPoint slides and PDFs • Private & Public Chat • Whiteboard & Annotations • Record and Embed Meetings The University of Southern Mississippi
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  79. 79. Scribd • www.scribd.com • A free, web-based, document sharing community and self-publishing platform • Let you publish, distribute, and share your own documents with the world • Support PDF, Postscript, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, Rich text, plain text, and other OpenDocument formats • Allow you to print your document and view it full- screen The University of Southern Mississippi
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  83. 83. ScreenToaster • www.screentoaster.com • No download. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux. • Capture videos of onscreen action in one click • Share and stream videos online in Flash • Embed them on blogs and webpages or send them by email. The University of Southern Mississippi
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  85. 85. The End Questions or Comments? Thank You for Attending My session! This presentation is available on the Web at: http://www.slideshare.net/scyuen/ The University of Southern Mississippi
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