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Folksemantic: Web2.0 tools to enhance teaching and learning


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Web2.0 tools can enhance education. This is a presentation for the New Media Consortium that describes the Folksemantic tool set.

Web2.0 tools can enhance education. This is a presentation for the New Media Consortium that describes the Folksemantic tool set.

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    • 1. Web 2.0 tools for Teaching and Learning ….. The Folksemantic Tool Set Shelley Henson, Research Scientist Brandon Muramatsu, Project Manager Tom Caswell, Great Guy Center for Open and Sustainable Learning Licensed Under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ( ) Cite as: Henson, S., Muramatsu, B. and Caswel, T. (2007). Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning…Folksemantic Tool Set. New Media Consortium Summer Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
    • 2. Folksemantic Approach
      • The Semantic Web the Web user’s way
      • Human-centric
      • No complicated ontologies
      • Simple technologies…RSS, tagging, open APIs
    • 3. Web2.0…more than blogs and wikis
      • Simple, targeted, mashable tools
      • Leverage social networks / information
      • User-generated stuff
      • Open and free, mostly
      • Reputation and Identity
    • 4. Web 2.0… what do you use?
      • ….discuss
    • 5. http://
      • annotate share folksonomies
      • remix sequence tag find reuse
      • translate mashup alter filter
      • discuss aggregate relate rate
      • identity community widgets
    • 6. Existing Folksemantic Tools
      • Send2Wiki
      • Annorate
      • Makeapath…Trailfire
      • OCWFinder
      • Ozmozr
    • 7. Upcoming Folksemantic Projects
      • OpenID for all
      • Widgetization of the tools… making them
      • mashupable, pluggable, and generally free
    • 8. Upcoming Folksemantic Projects II
      • Roaming Discussion… talk in context
      • Flashmob… group stuff assemblage
      • Ozmozr 2.0… sharing sharing sharing
      • Aggregator… free form content aggregation
      • Tatemai… online identity and content collection
      • shareAPI… system to system sharing
    • 9. Using the Folksemantic Tool Set
      • ….discuss
    • 10. What we’ve learned
      • Granularity can break you
      • More voices means more interaction
      • User generated content is rich
      • Collaborative filtering of content scales
      • Communities can manage themselves with the right mechanisms in place
    • 11. This space is messy
      • Embrace the human
    • 12. Questions?
      • [email_address]
      • If those don’t work for you, try yahoo answers
      • in fact, try yahoo answers anyway because it’s cool
    • 13.
      • This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.
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