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Introduction to Emerging Technologies: Day Two


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Introduction to Emerging Technologies: Day Two

  1. 1. Finding Function in Social Media: DayTwoPresented by Jordan Epp, MEdInstructional Designer, University of Saskatchewan
  2. 2. How to manage your active web presence Collective FilteringThrough NetworksWiki Social Networks RSS Feeds Mashups EmbeddingWidgets
  3. 3. The web is vast. How do we effectively andefficiently filter through all the filler? Wikis – a trusted group of editors can collect andpost resources and research in a particular field ofinterest. Social Networks – a large, chosen cohort of peersor friends who follow similar interest will provide awider selection of relevant information.Thisnetwork can also be used as a “lifeline”.
  4. 4. Tune your RSS Reader into all your favorite “stations”YourRSS Feed ReaderBlogCBC NewsLocal EventsPodcastWordpress BlogMacRumors
  5. 5. RSS Feed ReadersAdvantages: One stop shop for yourfavorite updates Quickly skim the “headlines”for interesting or relevantstories Aggregate Feeds from manysourcesReaders: Google ReaderNewsFireRssReader
  6. 6. MashupsSo you’ve got a few great toolsyou use.Your blog is all set up,you’re using socialbookmarking, you’ve got thefamily photos on Flickr, andyour friends are being updatedregularly by your statusupdates…phew!If this is starting to sound like alot of running around youmight be ready to look intodoing the Mash!
  7. 7.  Combine tools in one location to createefficiency in your web activities Embedding one web application into another Place aYouTube video in a Blog post Have your Blog posts tweeted automatically Combine yourTwitter posts and your facebookstatus updates Post an interactive Google Map in yourWiki
  8. 8. How does this magic happen? Mashups make use of what programmers call “codereuse”. Snippets of HTML code are provided for copying andpasting.The act of copying and pasting code into another siteis called “Embedding”. Common forms of this code are provided as“Widgets”, sometimes known as “gadgets” or “applets”
  12. 12. Time for lunch.Meet back here at 1pm Sharp!When you return we’ll try embedding a few differentwidgets, gadgets, and applets into yourWebPages.Image byAnnie MoleCC-BY
  13. 13. Continuing Down the Information HighwayHow do we keep up with the web as it changes? You’re in the right place to find out You’ve got the tools that will help inform You will determine the shape of the web
  14. 14. Continuing Down the Information HighwayKeeping ourWeb Presence in shape Maintain your presence Groom your networks Try something new
  15. 15. Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Web 3.0 & BeyondContent developer driven User as content developer Computer as contentdeveloperUser goes to the web toretrieve informationUser goes to the web tocontribute informationWeb becomes Ubiquitousin our livesDial-up Wifi Cloud computing/MobileWeb 3.0 will be difficult to define because of the speed at which things will beadvancing.1990 2005 2010 20152020
  16. 16. There are a few emerging trends that mostpeople agree will help define theWorldWideWeb of the Future The SemanticWeb MobileTechnologies Cloud Computing
  17. 17. TheWeb Finally “Gets” MeSemantics refers to the meaning of a sentence whereas Syntax refers to charactersused.“I love the Internet.”The meaning or semantics behind this statement is that I enjoy having access toinformation and applications through an online environment.The Syntax is theletters and punctuation I’ve chosen to write it. If we change the Syntax of thisstatement to be,“I the Internet.”I’ve changed the Syntax, but not the Semantics of the sentence.
  18. 18. The Problem Computers understand Syntax, but notSemantics When you search for your favorite band, youmay get results of upcoming shows, newalbums, fan clubs, or pictures, but only youcan decipher the semantics or meaning ofthese web pages.
  19. 19. The Possibilities Computers that understand semantics wouldbetter understand how to deliver content toyou. They would also be more able to work withother applications to use that content forthings like buying tickets or exporting concertdates to your calendar.
  20. 20. There are a few projects you can check out formore information if you’re interested intesting out the SemanticWeb: Firefox – Operator Plug-in
  21. 21. TheWeb InYour PocketWe HaveTheTechnology 1 GHz Processor 512 MB Ram 15 GB StorageWiFi& 3G Network Capable Bluetooth 2.1 GPS w/ geotagging 5 megapixel Camera
  22. 22.  AnytimeAnywhereWireless MobileContent Design for the Masses Augmented Reality Google Goggles Star Chart Wikitude Golfscape GPS Rangefinder Mobile Portals to “The Cloud”
  25. 25. What if everything wereon theWeb or in a Cloud?Your FilesYour Software EvenYour Processors
  26. 26. Connecting to the Cloudpoppet with a camera – CC-BYCharacteristics All data processing and the resulting datalives in the Cloud Access to applications and files is availablevia any connected device Similar to a power grid in conceptAdvantages Up-to-date software Maximum processing power Multiple redundant backups Universal Access
  27. 27. The Future is Access and Efficiency An Internet that understands more Ubiquitous wireless access Mobile devices with the power to connect A cloud to call our own
  28. 28. Jordan EppInstructional DesignerCentre for Continuing & Distance EducationUniversity of SaskatchewanEmail: jordan.epp@usask.caTwitter: I_am_10_ninjasSecond Life: Harvey StoraroSkype: jordaneppBlog: edtech306.wordpress.comU of S Homepage: