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Web   2.0  Technologies Gethin Nichols [email_address]
What is Web   2.0 ? A perceived second generation of web-based communities and hosted services which aim to facilitate col...
Change is in the air <ul><li>The Purpose of the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Who “owns” the Web? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Immigr...
Digital Immigrant <ul><li>Small Number of Information Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform processing </li></ul>
 
Digital Native <ul><li>Very large number of information sources </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel processing </li></ul><ul><li>Ne...
 
Importance for Education <ul><li>The next generation of learners are predominantly “Digital Natives” with different expect...
Web   2.0  Technologies <ul><li>Open Source building blocks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Javascrip...
 
RSS Feeds <ul><li>RSS Feeds are a way of automating the flow of information from a chosen array of sources </li></ul>
“Info Grazing” +
RSS Feeds <ul><li>Use of Aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>How Students can utilise RSS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps research c...
Blogging <ul><li>Blogs are an incredibly simple way for people to publish their thoughts to the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Trad...
Different Kinds of Blog <ul><li>Vlog </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcast </li></ul><ul><li>Moblog </li></ul><ul><li>Tumblelog </li><...
Educational Blogging <ul><li>Educator Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Discussi...
Educational Blogging <ul><li>Student Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share school experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ext...
The Art of Blogging <ul><li>How to Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog search engine...
Social Network Services <ul><li>Web-based service that provides a number of ways for online communities to interact  </li>...
Harnessing Social Networks for the Benefit of Education <ul><li>Adding teacher involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Str...
Wikis <ul><li>Wassawiki? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A wiki is a free on-line writing space that allows users to add, modify and...
Wikis in the Classroom <ul><li>Joint editing of “one” document </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy remote group collaboration </li>...
Tools for Web Research <ul><li>Social Bookmarking and Tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An online system that allows you to st...
More Tools for Web Research <ul><li>Marking Up Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annotate, highlight and bookmark online text...
Tools for Sharing <ul><li>Image sharing sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worldwide contributors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Onli...
Tools for Sharing <ul><li>Video sharing sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational categories can bring focus </li></ul></ul>...
More Tools for Sharing <ul><li>Note Taking and Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save and organise notes online </li></ul></ul...
More Tools for Sharing <ul><li>File Sharing and Online storage </li></ul><ul><li>Sites designed for the storage of larger ...
Podcasting <ul><li>Ease and Convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Podcasts with Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Availability o...
Online Office Applications <ul><li>A raft of online alternatives to office applications are now freely available </li></ul...
Extra Tools to Enhance Web   2.0 <ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping schools to communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Summary <ul><li>Web   2.0   has put users at the forefront of a new approach to the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Public doma...
Further Resources <ul><li>Catalogue of websites to visit on my wiki:  http://catalogueofweb2point0.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><...
What Next? <ul><li>Sign up and see which sites you like – it takes seconds to register </li></ul><ul><li>Let me know what ...
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  1. 1. Web 2.0 Technologies Gethin Nichols [email_address]
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0 ? A perceived second generation of web-based communities and hosted services which aim to facilitate collaboration and sharing between users ” “
  3. 3. Change is in the air <ul><li>The Purpose of the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Who “owns” the Web? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Immigrants, Digital Natives </li></ul>
  4. 4. Digital Immigrant <ul><li>Small Number of Information Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform processing </li></ul>
  5. 6. Digital Native <ul><li>Very large number of information sources </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel processing </li></ul><ul><li>New type of brain? </li></ul>
  6. 8. Importance for Education <ul><li>The next generation of learners are predominantly “Digital Natives” with different expectations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parallel Processing, multi-tasking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group and peer collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anytime, anywhere access </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Web 2.0 Technologies <ul><li>Open Source building blocks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Javascript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ajax </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web-based API’s (application programming interface) </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of Web 2.0 sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User controlled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative on a wide scale </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. RSS Feeds <ul><li>RSS Feeds are a way of automating the flow of information from a chosen array of sources </li></ul>
  9. 12. “Info Grazing” +
  10. 13. RSS Feeds <ul><li>Use of Aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>How Students can utilise RSS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps research current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates continued learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses web-use </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Blogging <ul><li>Blogs are an incredibly simple way for people to publish their thoughts to the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally using words, but more avenues now open for Bloggers </li></ul>
  12. 15. Different Kinds of Blog <ul><li>Vlog </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcast </li></ul><ul><li>Moblog </li></ul><ul><li>Tumblelog </li></ul><ul><li>Linklog </li></ul><ul><li>And so on and on and on…. </li></ul>A Video Blog A Video Podcast A Blog done from a mobile phone A Blog containing mixed media A Blog containing links
  13. 16. Educational Blogging <ul><li>Educator Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Philosophies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Activities & Lesson Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How-to’s and FAQ’s </li></ul></ul>
  14. 17. Educational Blogging <ul><li>Student Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share school experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend discussion with teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less restricted expression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign language blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linkbacks and inter-school collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  15. 18. The Art of Blogging <ul><li>How to Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Directories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beware the Public Domain </li></ul>
  16. 19. Social Network Services <ul><li>Web-based service that provides a number of ways for online communities to interact </li></ul><ul><li>Allows free flowing information to trusted network of “friends” </li></ul>
  17. 20. Harnessing Social Networks for the Benefit of Education <ul><li>Adding teacher involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Utilising “student” technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hub for API’s with educational bias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hub for other Web 2.0 applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beware the public domain (again) </li></ul>
  18. 21. Wikis <ul><li>Wassawiki? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A wiki is a free on-line writing space that allows users to add, modify and update its pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permissions allow selected users to edit the wiki, and then publish the “new” version </li></ul></ul>
  19. 22. Wikis in the Classroom <ul><li>Joint editing of “one” document </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy remote group collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple pages for multiple thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Handouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the collaboration process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open access via the Web </li></ul>
  20. 23. Tools for Web Research <ul><li>Social Bookmarking and Tagging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An online system that allows you to store, organise, share and search bookmarked web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Folksonomies take this to the next level by encouraging collaborative tagging, generating useful searchable meta-data </li></ul></ul>
  21. 24. More Tools for Web Research <ul><li>Marking Up Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annotate, highlight and bookmark online text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Polling and Voting Booths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opinion gathering from a selected group or wider community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mindmapping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative creation of processes as well as linked data </li></ul></ul>
  22. 25. Tools for Sharing <ul><li>Image sharing sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worldwide contributors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online gallery of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily searched folksonomic tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational possibilities of geotagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visually instructive annotation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning “Hot Spots” </li></ul></ul>
  23. 26. Tools for Sharing <ul><li>Video sharing sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational categories can bring focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very easy to post and share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative editing creates “video wiki” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple editions track differences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagged folksonomy </li></ul></ul>
  24. 27. More Tools for Sharing <ul><li>Note Taking and Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save and organise notes online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage a class timetable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time-managed work schedules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative, open access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revision aids (“Note tree”) </li></ul></ul>
  25. 28. More Tools for Sharing <ul><li>File Sharing and Online storage </li></ul><ul><li>Sites designed for the storage of larger file-sets, but now have greater Web 2.0 focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple folders which include RSS feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storage and editing on web server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store RSS feeds, podcasts and so on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant sharing with e-mail notifications </li></ul></ul>
  26. 29. Podcasting <ul><li>Ease and Convenience </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Podcasts with Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of Podcasts </li></ul>
  27. 30. Online Office Applications <ul><li>A raft of online alternatives to office applications are now freely available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suitability For Education? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More Web 2.0ised </li></ul></ul>
  28. 31. Extra Tools to Enhance Web 2.0 <ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping schools to communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost effective international links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Camtasia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create demonstration and “how-to” videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice over and webcam options </li></ul></ul>
  29. 32. Summary <ul><li>Web 2.0 has put users at the forefront of a new approach to the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Public domain presents new threats which need a degree of management </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative technologies offer excellent ways to enhance studies </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0isation…… </li></ul>
  30. 33. Further Resources <ul><li>Catalogue of websites to visit on my wiki: http://catalogueofweb2point0.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Extended notes on the CD, but also at my blog: http://www.bloglines.com/blog/GethNichols </li></ul>
  31. 34. What Next? <ul><li>Sign up and see which sites you like – it takes seconds to register </li></ul><ul><li>Let me know what you think: edit my wiki, pingback my blog </li></ul>

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