INFORMATION is changing too … as WE all know. Information r/evolution from Youtube. Running time 5.29 mins.
INFORMATION is coming in many formats – many Web 2.0 formats. Magazines - 64% have RSS feed; 60% have video content; 58% have blogs
Newspapers – Virtually all have RSS, blogs, videos and other content formats such as podcasts and mobile content
Web 2.0 is all about PEOPLE. Conversations, collaborations, communication, contribution.
A CHANGE in the Internet from read-only to read-write, from published-content to user-generated content.
Major Web 2.0 applications you might be familiar with …
What makes this web page “Web 2.0”?
Michael Wesch – “An anthropological introduction to Youtube” – presented to the Library of Congress 23 June 2008.
HUNDREDS of Web 2.0 applications, websites, tools. Creating content. CONFUSING?
Not for our young students! This is life.
In the UK, 74% of students in Year 8 and 10 in a 2008 (BECTA) Government study have Social Networking accounts
Research is needed…
Lots around the world … kids and blogging in New Zealand. Running time 5.04 mins
Just Google Education and ”Web 2.0” to find more than you imagined!
What should we DO?
Many options …
WE are making a start by BEING HERE. Make a commitment to learning all about Web 2.0 and education NOW!
One option is to use the following interactive site, currently being used now…. Or develop your own! This has been designed for libraries in the Gulf region, but publically available.
Based on work of Danny Munnerley and other staff from Zayed University, Janet, librarians and faculty… Faculty on both Dubai and Abu Dhabi campuses working with their students using blogs, wikis, podcasts etc… UAE IT Educational Challenge 2008 - WINNER
Sometimes learning new things seems daunting.
As Stephen Abrams said: “Learning is incremental and you can grow a little bit at a time and suddenly realize that you’re competent in something new.” We have a good learning web site (with 23 little steps), and can establish a “community of learners” – people who can work together to learn all about Web 2.0 one-step-at-a-time!
Learning 2.0 workshop 2009
5000 Web Apps in 333 Seconds
Learning 2.0 website
“The future exists today.
It’s just unevenly distributed”
2. Information changes in the world
3. What is Web 2.0, and why bother?
4. “Learning 2.0” Blogsite to learn with at
http://23things.info – where to start?
5. Start creating yourself… Blogging
6. Conclusion – just the start!
Currently over 1.4 billion
Internet users worldwide
World usage growth
A recent Zayed University (UAE)
study concluded that 94% of
students have home internet.
Future changes to
information will speed up
Over the next 13 years an ipod size device will hold:
• A year’s worth of video by 2012
• All commercial music ever created by 2015
All content ever created
(in all media) by 2020!
Wikis and wiki web sites
Wikipedia has 2.5m articles growing at 25% p.a.
Blogs and Blog sites
WordPress growing by 444% in late 2007
Video , music and image sharing
YouTube adding 150,000 videos …
Social Networking sites – huge growth!
MySpace had over 114m visitors/month in mid-2007
Facebook had over 52m visitors in the same
period, but increasing at 270% p.a.
More than 50% of U.S.
on the web.
More than 70% of U.S.
used a computer.
How do these figures translate into the
.. to primary math wikis
…or 4th Grade
using a wiki to
better learn about
Recent research has found that...
“young learners are prolific users of Web 2.0 technologies”
Schools and teachers using Web 2.0 in the
classroom have found benefits such as…
• Web 2.0 helps to encourage student engagement and increase
• social networking technology can encourage online discussion
• encourages some individuals to extend their learning
• pupils feel a sense of ownership and engagement when they publish their
Recent research has ALSO found that
… the majority of teachers questioned had
never used Web 2.0 applications in lessons
Their main concerns involved ..
• a lack of time to familiarize themselves
with the technology, and
• worries about managing the use of the
internet in class.
•Images from Daphne Selbert, Stephen Abram, and Google Images
•Internet Usage statistics (slides 6,7) http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm
•Information r/evolution from Youtube (slide 9) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM
•Statistics (slides 10,11,12) from Stephen Abram Powerpoint presentations available
•Did you know 2.0 from Youtube (slides 23,24) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
•6 & 7 Year olds and BLOGS! From TeacherTube (slide 27)
•Statistics re Library of Congress (Slide 14) from Godwin, P. (2008) Information Literacy meets
•Quote from Abrams (slide 40) Abrams, S. (2006) 43 Things I might want to do this year. Retrieved
February, 2008 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FWE/is_2_10/ai_n16133338
•BECTA statistics from the UK 2007/08 studies (slide 23) http://news.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?
•BECTA statistics from the UK 2007/08 studies (slides 30, 31, 32) from