L3 Emerging Technologies

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Lecture 3 of Emerging Technologies module

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L3 Emerging Technologies

  1. 1. Blogging, microblogging and networking for learning Frances Bell, f.bell@salford.ac.uk Image used under Creative Commons License from Edans Slide
  2. 2. Purpose of this lecture <ul><li>Understand what is Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>which Web 2.0 services? And how do they connect in networks? </li></ul><ul><li>Understand role of blogging, micro-blogging in expanding and sustaining personal learning networks </li></ul><ul><li>Understand use of RSS as a networking technology </li></ul>Slide
  3. 3. Web 2.0 Slide
  4. 4. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Created at Wordle.net http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/1030296/Web_2.0_article with text from Web 2.0 article http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html </li></ul>Slide
  5. 5. http://oreilly.com/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html
  6. 6. Web 2.0 Design Patterns <ul><li>The Long Tail </li></ul><ul><li>Data is the Next Intel Inside </li></ul><ul><li>Users Add Value . </li></ul><ul><li>Network Effects by Default . </li></ul><ul><li>Some Rights Reserved. </li></ul><ul><li>The Perpetual Beta </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperate, Don't Control </li></ul><ul><li>Software Above the Level of a Single Device </li></ul>
  7. 7. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Read/write web – consumers and producers </li></ul><ul><li>“ It's an emerging rule of thumb that suggests that if you get a group of 100 people online then one will create content, 10 will &quot;interact&quot; with it (commenting or offering improvements) and the other 89 will just view it.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2006/jul/20/guardianweeklytechnologysection2 </li></ul><ul><li>What is Web 3.0? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ semantic web’ that has understanding of its contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. “ Which US Presidents died of disease ?” http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article2726190.ece </li></ul></ul>Slide
  8. 8. Which Web 2.0 services? And how do they connect in networks? Slide
  9. 9. Which Web 2.0 services <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging and social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Audio blogging and podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>RSS and syndication </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blogs as networks <ul><li>Using Chris Sessums’ blog as an example http://eduspaces.net/csessums/weblog/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blogrolls </li></ul><ul><li>Using socialtech as an example http://fraser.typepad.com/socialtech/ </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Using francesbell as an example http://francesbell.com/2009/09/18/connectivisms-relationship-to-theory-and-practice/ </li></ul><ul><li>Linkbacks </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU </li></ul>
  11. 11. Microblogging <ul><li>Twitter, Jaiku, Facebook updates </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com , search for Salford </li></ul><ul><li>140 character limit </li></ul><ul><li>Web links </li></ul><ul><li>Many clients for PCs and mobile devices – Tweetdeck, Tweeties, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload pictures and link e.g.Twitpic </li></ul><ul><li>Link to audio e.g. via Audioboo </li></ul>
  12. 12. Role of blogging, micro-blogging in personal learning networks Slide
  13. 13. <ul><li>http://www.neuroproductions.be/twitter_friends_network_browser/ </li></ul>
  14. 14. Twitter networks <ul><li>Build a trusted network </li></ul><ul><li>Give and take </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link posted by trusted node ‘better than search’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amongst social noise, questions asked and answered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stream flows by – can’t see it all </li></ul><ul><li>Assume all is public </li></ul>
  15. 15. Visualising networks <ul><li>Understand 1 st and 2 nd order connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can utilise 1 st order connections to get in touch with 2 nd order connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can use as aid to trimming and growing network </li></ul>
  16. 16. Frances Bell Facebook Friend Wheel Sep 2007, see http://francesbell.com/2007/09/07/18 / Slide
  17. 17. Frances Bell Facebook Friend Wheel October 2009
  18. 18. Issues <ul><li>Digital identity / profile </li></ul><ul><li>Symmetry of connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare Facebook and Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public / private </li></ul><ul><li>Social/ business/ professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I explored this here http://francesbell.com/2009/07/23/moving-between-categories-in-online-identity/#more-262 </li></ul></ul>Slide
  19. 19. Resources <ul><li>http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/techwatch/tsw0701b.pdf </li></ul>

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