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Web 1.0: The Web as Resource

  1. 1. Web 1.0 The Web as Resource EDU626 IntegratingEducational Technology Spring 2012
  2. 2. What do we mean by Web 1.0?• Do we mean the old way of connecting, as in this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjfyAJDckJU&feature=related
  3. 3. Web 1.0 on HowStuffWorks• Is there a Web 1.0? – It’s hard to define Web 1.0 for several reasons. • First, Web 2.0 doesnt refer to a specific advance in Web technology. Instead, Web 2.0 refers to a set of techniques for Web page design and execution. • Second, some of these techniques have been around since the World Wide Web first launched, so its impossible to separate Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 in a time line. • The definition of Web 1.0 completely depends upon the definition of Web 2.0.
  4. 4. Basic Differences Web1.0 to Web 2.0 Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0, the Difference Posted by Saad Hamid on August 18, 2007
  5. 5. Basic Characteristics of Web 1.0• Web 1.0 sites are static – They contain information that might be useful, but there’s no reason for a visitor to return to the site later. An example might be a personal Web page that gives information about the site’s owner, but never changes. A Web 2.0 version might be a blog or MySpace account that owners can frequently update. • Is there a Web 1.0? by Jonathan Strickland
  6. 6. Basic Characteristics of Web 1.0• Web 1.0 sites aren’t interactive – Visitors can only visit these sites; they can’t impact or contribute to the sites. Most organizations have profile pages that visitors can look at but not impact or alter, whereas a wiki allows anyone to visit and make changes. • Is there a Web 1.0?
  7. 7. Basic Characteristics of Web 1.0• Web 1.0 applications are proprietary – Under the Web 1.0 philosophy, companies develop software applications that users can download, but they can’t see how the application works or change it. A Web 2.0 application is an open source program, which means the source code for the program is freely available. Users can see how the application works and make modifications or even build new applications based on earlier programs. • Is there a Web 1.0?
  8. 8. What’s the good of Web 1.0 sites?• They are information resources – Just as with mineral resources, we can search them out and mine the information!
  9. 9. Yet, there’s a problem• The Internet as a mine is huge!• ISC: • ISC Internet Domain Survey (July 2011): 849,869,781 hosts in the Domain Name System (See host count history 1981-2011)• Internet 2011 in numbers • 555 million – Number of websites (December 2011).. • 300 million – Added websites in 2011. .Compare: The Library of Congress has “151,785,778 items in the collections.” (Year 2011 at a Glance)
  10. 10. But not everything is paydirt!• Anyone can (and probably will) put anything up on the Internet• It is often difficult to tell• Many things are not filtered or reviewedWhy we need to evaluate what we findon the Internethttp://www.lib.purdue.edu/research/techman/eval.htmlOriginally published 1996. Cosmetic update 2001. Minor nudge,05/2004.D. Scott Brandt, Professor, Purdue University Librariesa.k.a. techman
  11. 11. Put it another way?• The vast amount of information on the World Wide Web is created and published by many different types of providers, including businesses, organizations, governments, and individuals.• Unlike books and journals, most of this information is unfiltered, i.e. not subject to editing or peer review by experts.• Any source you find was written for specific reasons that may or may not be useful for your purposes. – Evaluating Information on the World Wide Web
  12. 12. Compare these websites!• Martin Luther King: A True Historical Examination – http://www.martinlutherking.org/ • The Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute – http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/• Look for differences in the way the material is presented! Do you get the same message from the two sites—or a different one?
  13. 13. Some Critical Thinking Guidelines1) Make sure you are in the right place.2) When in doubt, doubt.3) Consider the source.4) Know whats happening.5) Look at details.6) Distinguish Web pages from pagesfound on the Web.• ICYouSee: T is for Thinking http://www.ithaca.edu/library/training/think.html Now in its second decade on the Web and first called ICYouSee: T is for Thinking, this guide is the creation of John R. Henderson, a reference librarian at the Ithaca College Library. First created: November 1994 Last updated on January 4, 2011
  14. 14. More websites to examineMankato, Minnesota Home Page The City of MankatoIts natural wonders, history, and Mankato is a major regional culture. center that has been designated Let’s “Make It In Mankato” ! ! as the 14th Most Livable http://city-mankato.us Micropolitan City in the Nation. http://www.mankato-mn.gov/
  15. 15. Articles you can read!• Whales in the Minnesota River? – On the web, it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish truth from fiction. This New York Times article shows why skepticism is a good thing when dealing with information found on the web. Includes links to sites that help visitors know how to evaluate Internet resources. • http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/03/circuits/articles/0 4trut.html• But — I found it on the Internet! – An article from the Christian Science Monitor examining why it is crucial that students learn media literacy skills. • http://www.csmonitor.com/2000/0425/p16s1.html
  16. 16. A Web Site About Evaluating Websites• The Internet Detective Agency – The Internet Detective Agency, a WebQuest for grades 9-12 created in August 2004 – Created by Debbie Clingingsmith (email: debbie@clingingsmith.org), a sometime teacher and current information technology director for a high school in San Francisco. – The Internet Detective Agency WebQuest is designed for high school students.
  17. 17. Happy, Careful Prospecting!