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Web 2.0

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Web 2.0

  1. 1. Web 2.0: Imagine the Possibilities Presented by Gayla S. Keesee May, 2007
  2. 2. Knowledge is specific content Learners are empty vessels to be filled with knowledge
  3. 3. Knowledge is created Learning is a collaborative social endeavor
  4. 4. A Paradigm Shift
  5. 5. Horizon Report 2007 Key trends affecting higher education—next 5 years  One year or less  Social Networking  User-Created Content  Two-Three Years  Mobile Phones  Virtual Worlds  Four-Five Years  New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of
  6. 6. Tools for Collaboration  Social Networks  Facebook, MySpace  Flickr  YouTube  Blogs  Wiki’s  Podcasts
  7. 7. Social Software  Social Networking  Keeping contacts online through web interfaces  Social Calendaring  Shared agendas for events arrangements and meetings planning  Social Bookmarking  storing, describing, and sharing bookmarks ( del.icio.us)  Social Tagging  Unintentional, collective effort of categorizing the Web, with added social significance (Folksonomies)
  8. 8. Social Networks: Connect Users into Communities of Trust (or interests)
  9. 9. Flickr social network for sharing photos
  10. 10. You-Tube social network for sharing videos
  11. 11. Blogging: Most Recognized Example
  12. 12. What are Blogs?  Web + Logs = Blogs  Web Pages  Automated updating  Reverse chronological postings  May accommodate responses  Internet-specific phenomenon  Incomplete index of blogs  http://blogdex.media.mit.edu/
  13. 13. Blogging in Education
  14. 14. Limited Only by Your Imagination  Instructors  Content-related blog as professional practice  Networking and personal knowledge sharing  Instructional tips for students  Course announcements and readings  Annotated links  Students  Reflective or writing journals  Assignment submission and review  Dialogue for groupwork  E-portfolios  Share course-related resources
  15. 15. Sample Educational Blogs  Online Research Blog  eCornell Research Blog  Info-Commons Blog  commons-blog  Educational Bloggers Network  EBN blog  Science Blog  Science Blog
  16. 16. Wiki’s: The ultimate collaboration tool  Special web site  allows visitors to add, remove, edit & change content  Not need access to or knowledge of web publishing software  Collaboration  Group members work on common document in common location
  17. 17. Wikipedia: Collaborative Dictionary Being Edited in Real Time by Anyone
  18. 18. Wiki’s in Higher Ed  Econ 482: Stephen Greenlaw  Advanced Artificial Intelligence: Sean Luke  Harvard Law School  Eckerd College
  19. 19. Podcasting  Pod (iPod) + broadcast = Podcast  Differs from streaming audio  Automatically delivered to player – don't have to click on a link to download  Listen when you want – not when a program is scheduled
  20. 20. How Does Podcasting Work?
  21. 21. Why is podcasting appealing for learning and teaching?  Appeals to the digital natives  Easy and low cost to create and distribute  Caters to different learning styles
  22. 22. Advantages  Students  Review lectures before exams  Listen in on classes they've missed  Replay at own convenience  Non-native speakers replay to increase comprehension  Instructors  Listen to own lectures to improve presentations
  23. 23. Learning & Teaching Applications  Interviews with experts  Oral history projects  Quotes from recorded speeches  Answers to posted questions  Guest speakers / lecture series  Student submissions /portfolios / placement logs
  24. 24. Issues to be aware of…  Not all students have iPods (about 60% do)  20% of podcasts actually downloaded onto portable media players  Will students still come to lectures?  Public access to audio files is necessary (no access control)  Cannot search or scan podcast content  Podcasts can lend themselves to passive, prescriptive teaching
  25. 25. Universities Podcasting  iTunes U (http://www.apple.com/education/solutions/itunes_u/)  Duke University  University of Illinois  Stanford  UC Berkley  Purdue University http://www.itap.purdue.edu/tlt/BoilerCast/  University of Washington http://www.css.washington.edu/
  26. 26. Over 200 Web 2.0 Sites in 41 Categories Rated, Ranked and Awarded 15 Interviews with Founders of Winning Sites The creators of the winning sites share their insight and approach, including technology, funding and methods for attracting traffic. http://www.seomoz.org/web2.0
  27. 27. Horizon Project http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com/ Collaborative global project between classrooms in diverse geographical locations  Camilla, GA (10th grade)  Vienna, Austria (11th grade)  Dhaka, Bangladesh (11th grade)  Melbourne, Australia (11th grade)  Shanghai, China (Media Literary)

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