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This is a presentation held at the University of technology Malaysia in May 2008.

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  • Making your Research more effective with Web 2.0 Tools
  • About the Presenter Dr. Daniel Churchill The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong Email: [email_address] Web: http://www.learnactivity.com Tel: +852 28591141
  • What is new in Web2.0?
    • User control of information
    • New forms of expression
    • Web as a point of presence
    • Internet-mediated social/collective activities
    • Web as a platform
    • Rich user experiences
    • Some speak of media revolution – “we the media” (Dan Gillmor), “voice of crowds”, increased democratization and new citizenship
  • Collection of Web 2.0 sites
  • In this presentation…
    • Blogs and Wikies
    • Social Bookamrking and Social Repositories
    • RSS Feeds and Podcasting
    • “ Web as a platform” applications
    • Mashups and Open Source
    • Social Networking
    • Possibilities for application in support of research activities
  • Blog, blogging, blogger, blogsphere
    • Blog is a web-based publication
    • No technical skills to create your own blog
    • Blog can contain text, media, links
    • There are blogs, mob-logs, v-logs, audi-log
    • Blogsphere is a community of bloggers
  • Blogs – Some Statistics
    • 27% of online Americans have read a blog
    • Eight million Americans have created a blog
    • 12% of online Americans have posted comments on blogs (Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4145191.stm )
    • “ China to have 60 million bloggers by end of 2006” (Reuters http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060506/wr_nm/china_blogs_dc_1 )
  • Blog Examples and Tools Teachers Teaching Teachers MITE6323 Blog by a Student
  • http://educationmalaysia.blogspot.com/
  • http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/phdblog/
  • http://malenel.wordpress.com/
  • http://afiepunyephdlog.blogspot.com/
  • http://eduspaces.net/phdcommunity/weblog
  • http://cq-pan.cqu.edu.au/david-jones/blog/?p=142
  • http://www.leanblog.org/2006/03/phd-student-question-on-lean-org.html
  • http://www.statisticsconsultant.com/category/doc-student-experiences/
  • https://www.lib.uwo.ca/blogs/education/2007/03/a_must_read_how_to_get_a_phd_a.html
  • New Forms of Expression
    • Blogging Should not only about text
    • Digital Story Telling and other Multimedia Expressions are integrated in Blogs and other Web 2 information sources
  • Wiki
    • Wiki is social software that allows collaborative development of an article of common interest to its authors
  • Wikipedia
    • 75,000 active contributors
    • >10,000,000 articles in more than 250 languages
    • >2,300,000 articles in English
    • Hundreds of thousands of visitors daily, tens of thousands of edits and new articles Source: http://en. wikipedia . org/wiki/Wikipedia :About )
    • Wikipedia Is one of the most visited website
    • Wikipedia comes close to Britannica – Expert led investigation by Nature identifies that in average science entry in Wikipedia contained around four inaccuracies; Britannica, about three (Source: http://www.nature.com/news/2005/051212/full/438900a.html )
  • Wiki Tools and Examples [email_address] Library Instruction Wiki
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universiti_Teknologi_Malaysia
  • http://phdell.pbwiki.com/Curriculum
  • Social Bookmarking Digg.com edtags
  • http://www.citeulike.org/
  • http://citationmachine.net/
  • http://www.edtags.org/search.php/all/phd
  • http://www.librarything.com/tools
  • http://www.i-lighter.com/home/index.html
  • http://www.zotero.org/
  • Social Repositories
  • http://www.youtube.com/
  • http://www.slideshare.net/
  • RSS Feeds and Aggregators
    • Really Simple Syndication is a form of syndication in which a section of a website is made available for other sites to use
    • RSS Feeds -- provide an updated list of content from a site
    • This originated with news and blog sites but is increasingly used to syndicate any information.
    • Aggregator can subscribe to a feed, check for new content at user-determined intervals, and retrieve the content
  • RSS and Aggregators
  • Podcasting
    • Method of distributing audio programs or video over the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers
    • Podcasts are distributed using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats.
  • Podcasting to Devices
  • Social Networking
  • MySpace
    • MySpace.com, it is the fastest growing site on the Internet right now
    • Over 80 million registered subscribers, and are registering 260,000 new users each day
    • More page views than all of the MSN and Google sites combined
    • MySpace.com is now processing 1.5 Billion page views per day
    • 78% of site members are over 18 and under 40
    • From more statistics check:
      • http://www.trendcatching.com/2006/05/myspace_usage_s.html or
      • http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/03/25/Handling-1.5-Billion-Page-Views-Per-Day-Using-ASP.NET-2.0.aspx
  • http://www.facebook.com/
  • http://eduspaces.net/
  • Web as a Platform
  • http://www.zoho.com
  • http://www.mindmeister.com/
  • Open Source
    • Open source
    • Syndications, design for hackability and remixability
    • Systems that gets better when more people are using it (and improving it)
  • API for Mashups Top APIs for Mashups »
  • Mobile Web 2.0
    • Rapidly, web services are moving to mobile devices
    • What opportunities this creates for education?
    • In what ways can research students benefit form mobile Web 2.0?
  • Implications for Education
    • Students are coming to our classes as skilled Web 2.0 users
    • Unless we give attention to Web 2.0 development, we will encounter students who have expectations that are incompatible with our own thinking and the ways we integrate technology
    • Unless we use Web 2.0 in our teaching, we might find ourselves producing students unable to function productivelly in the Web 2.0-literate world outside
  • Implications for Education
    • Re-conceptualizing technology integration
    • New forms of Assessment
    • Internet-mediated social environments and what does it mean to collaborate
    • Resources Sharing and Community Plumbing of teachers and student
    • New generations of LMS, no LMS or Modules – blog, wiki, P2P, content management, personal space for RSS
    • Emerging content design models based on data remixing, interactive visualization…
  • In Summary, some possibilities
    • Using blog to maintain personal journal, records of readings, progress and reflections
    • Sharing and receive feedback from peers and supervisors
    • Read blog of other research students, researchers, experts, etc.
    • Connect to others through social networking and monitor their activities
    • Develop concepts and write research reports chapters in wiki and Web as a platform applications
    • Store data and use W2 tools for analysis
    • Search for resources in repositories, Wikipedia, Google schoolar.
    • Collect and manage collection of reference materials
    • Use feeds and podcasts to receive latest information
    • An so on and on…
  • In Conclusion
    • Web 2.0 tool can be effectively used by researchers and students to support their activities - this presentation addressed numerous possibilities
    • Institutions should explore ways for to benefit from Web 2.0 tools and ideas and integrate these in platform for effective support of research activities
    • New ideas and possibilities are emerging and remaining flexible and open to innovations is critical
  • Q&A THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION Dr. Daniel Churchill Email: [email_address]