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What is Web 2.0?


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What is Web 2.0?

  1. 1. Wikis, Podcasts, and Blogs, Oh My! Investigating Web 2.0: A survey of new Internet tools for education Ellen Robertson, facilitator HHH Instructional Computing
  2. 2. Web 2.0 <ul><li>I didn’t know there was a 1.0! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Characterized by a shift from “read only” to “read/write” </li></ul><ul><li>No longer a need to know geeky html, FTP, server side language </li></ul><ul><li>With XML content, RSS and Atom feeds, we have gone from geek to sleek </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can be a publisher on the web with these technologies </li></ul><ul><li>You can “drive” without needing to know what is “under the hood” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Shift from static content to ability to remix and re-publish microcontent according to individual needs </li></ul><ul><li>These new tools are profoundly social </li></ul><ul><li>Web is evolving into an area of social and idea networking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiating connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchanging content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating something new--ideas are saved, summarized, copied, quoted and constructed into new knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Examples of the shift from Web 1 - 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ofoto - Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> - Limewire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Britanica Online - Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal websites - blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing - participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content management systems - wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directories (taxonomy) - tagging (folksonomy) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Some Web 2.0 Tools <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See in community:minti, twitter, grouprecipes, cloud, my church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See in teacher: tteach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In download: whisher, uPlayMe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In discover:bottletalk, slideshare </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. sacredcowdung .com/archives/2006/03/all_things_web.html </li></ul>
  7. 7. Implications For Education <ul><li>Tremendous opportunity to discover, publish, and share within the classroom community </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful implications for education, from storytelling to classroom teaching to individual learning </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to create/modify info to create new content </li></ul><ul><li>Great ability to share content across several services </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright issues---whose work is it? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Implications For Education <ul><li>&quot;It's important that students know how to manage it, interpret it, validate it, and how to act on it,” Dell executive Karen Bruett </li></ul><ul><li>It's interdisciplinary combinations--design and technology, mathematics and art--&quot;that produce YouTube and Google,” Thomas Friedman, the best-selling author of The World Is Flat </li></ul>