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  • Have you noticed that things are changing?
  • The INTERNET Worldwide
  • … same period
  • … our students are WIRED!
  • 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

    1. 1. 5000 Web Apps in 333 Seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs_xnyJtWEc Amaztype http://amaztype.tha.jp/US/Books/Title?q=Learning+2.0 Learning 2.0 website http://23things.info
    2. 2. “The future exists today. William Gibson It’s just unevenly distributed”
    3. 3. 1. Introduction 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!
    4. 4. Currently over 1.4 billion Internet users worldwide World usage growth 2000-2008 305%
    5. 5. Middle East usage growth 2000-2008 1,177%
    6. 6. A recent Zayed University (UAE) study concluded that 94% of students have home internet.
    7. 7. 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!
    8. 8. Pocket-sized devices will dominate
    9. 9. In 2006 it was estimated that the world creates as much information each year as the Library of Congress print collection 37,000 times over!
    10. 10. So what is “Web 2.0” all about?
    11. 11. 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 … … daily! 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. RSS Social Tagging
    12. 12. More than 50% of U.S. 21-year-olds have created content on the web.
    13. 13. More than 70% of U.S. 4-year-olds have used a computer.
    14. 14. How do these figures translate into the UAE setting?
    15. 15. What’s happening in Education?
    16. 16. … from how to make timelines
    17. 17. .. to primary math wikis …or 4th Grade students using a wiki to better learn about animal adaptations and habitats
    18. 18. 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 participation • 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 work online
    19. 19. However … Recent research has ALSO found that … … the majority of teachers questioned had never used Web 2.0 applications in lessons Why?
    20. 20. 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. Anything surprising there?
    21. 21. Start Monday!
    22. 22. http://23things.info
    23. 23. Credits •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 http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com/ •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) http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=601b9f31bf04019c8593 •Statistics re Library of Congress (Slide 14) from Godwin, P. (2008) Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 •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? resID=38417 •BECTA statistics from the UK 2007/08 studies (slides 30, 31, 32) from http://schools.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=tl&catcode=ss_tl_dig_02&rid=15903