The Social Web

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The Social Web

  1. 1. Unit 2: The Social Web IT 7240 - July 8, 2009 Wednesday, July 8, 2009 1
  2. 2. Agenda • Social media concepts • Social content; digital assets • Copyright and Fair Use • Site evaluation Wednesday, July 8, 2009 2
  3. 3. Social Media • Online content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies. • Shift in how people discover, read and share news, information and content. • Fusion of sociology and technology, transforming monologues (one to many) into dialogues (many to many) and is the democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. • Allows people to connect in the online world to form relationships for personal, political and business use. Wednesday, July 8, 2009 3
  4. 4. Social Media - Forms • Forums • (http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/) • Weblogs • (http://detroithsscience.wordpress.com/) • Social blogs • Wikis • Podcasts Wednesday, July 8, 2009 4
  5. 5. Social Media Examples Wednesday, July 8, 2009 5
  6. 6. Web Collaboration Tools • Google.com • Mail • Docs • Calendar • Reader • Acrobat.com • Blackboard • Moodle • Others? Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6
  7. 7. Copyright and Fair Use • http://fairuse.stanford.edu/ Wednesday, July 8, 2009 7
  8. 8. Work Group Exercise • In groups of 3-4, come up with a list of evaluative criteria for gauging the the educational value of a social media site • Develop an evaluation form based on the criteria defined • We’ll do a report out on this by each group Wednesday, July 8, 2009 8
  9. 9. Individual Exercise • Spend some time looking at the social media sites listed in this session • Create an account on Twitter (a few already have one); locate a Twitter guide and review (hint: Diigo is good source) • Begin thinking of education/ collaborative applications for Twitter Wednesday, July 8, 2009 9
  10. 10. Next Class • Web site evaluations • Creating our Social Learning Network • Ning (Create a Personal Web Page) • Twitter • Facebook • Searching Wednesday, July 8, 2009 10

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