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Web 1.0: The Web as Resource

  1. 1. Web 1.0The Web asResourceEDU626 IntegratingEducational TechnologySummer 2013
  2. 2. 2What do we mean by Web 1.0?• Do we mean the old way of connecting, as inthis video?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjfyAJDckJU&feature=related
  3. 3. 3Web 1.0 on HowStuffWorks• Is there a Web 1.0?– It’s hard to define Web 1.0 for severalreasons.• First, Web 2.0 doesnt refer to a specificadvance in Web technology. Instead, Web2.0 refers to a set of techniques for Webpage design and execution.• Second, some of these techniques have beenaround since the World Wide Web firstlaunched, so its impossible to separateWeb 1.0 and Web 2.0 in a time line.• The definition of Web 1.0 completelydepends upon the definition of Web 2.0.
  4. 4. 4Basic DifferencesWeb 1.0 to Web 2.0Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0,the DifferencePosted by SaadHamid on August18, 2007
  5. 5. 5Basic Characteristics of Web 1.0• Web 1.0 sites are static– They contain information that might beuseful, but there’s no reason for a visitorto return to the site later. An examplemight be a personal Web page that givesinformation about the site’s owner, butnever changes. A Web 2.0 version mightbe a blog or MySpace account thatowners can frequently update.• Is there a Web 1.0? by Jonathan Strickland
  6. 6. 6Basic Characteristics of Web 1.0• Web 1.0 sites aren’t interactive– Visitors can only visit these sites; theycan’t impact or contribute to the sites.Most organizations have profile pagesthat visitors can look at but not impactor alter, whereas a wiki allows anyone tovisit and make changes.• Is there a Web 1.0?
  7. 7. 7Basic Characteristics of Web 1.0• Web 1.0 applications are proprietary– Under the Web 1.0 philosophy, companiesdevelop software applications that users candownload, but they can’t see how theapplication works or change it. A Web 2.0application is an open source program,which means the source code for theprogram is freely available. Users can seehow the application works and makemodifications or even build new applicationsbased on earlier programs.• Is there a Web 1.0?
  8. 8. 8What’s the good of Web 1.0 sites?• They are information resources– Just as with mineral resources, we cansearch them out and mine theinformation!
  9. 9. 9Yet, there’s a problem• The Internet as a mine is huge!• ISC:• ISC Internet Domain Survey (July 2012):909,585, 739 hosts in the Domain Name System(See host count history 1981-present)• Internet 2012 in numbers• 634 million – Number of websites (December 2012, 555 mill in Dec 2011)• 52 million – Added websites in 2011 (300 million were added in 2011)..• Compare: The Library of Congress has“155,357,302 items in the collections.”(Year 2012 at a Glance)
  10. 10. 10But not everything is paydirt!• Anyone can (and probably will) putanything up on the Internet• It is often difficult to tell• Many things are not filtered orreviewedWhy we need to evaluate what we findon the Internethttp://kathyschrock.net/4cs/pdf/group3.pdfD. Scott Brandt, Professor, Purdue University Librariesa.k.a. techman
  11. 11. 11Put it another way?
  12. 12. 12Compare these websites!• Martin Luther King:A True Historical Examination– http://www.martinlutherking.org/• The Martin Luther KingResearch and Education Institute– http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/• Look for differences in the way thematerial is presented! Do you get the samemessage from the two sites—or a differentone?
  13. 13. 13Some 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 Thinkinghttp://www.ithaca.edu/library/training/think.htmlNow in its second decade on the Web and first called ICYouSee: T isfor Thinking, this guide is the creation of John R. Henderson, areference librarian at the Ithaca College Library.First created: November 1994 Last updated on January 4, 2011
  14. 14. 14More websites to examineMankato, Minnesota Home PageIts natural wonders, history, andculture.Let’s “Make It In Mankato” ! !http://city-mankato.usThe City of MankatoMankato is a major regionalcenter that has been designatedas the 14th Most LivableMicropolitan City in the Nation.http://www.mankato-mn.gov/
  15. 15. 15Articles you can read!• Whales in the Minnesota River?– On the web, it’s sometimes difficult todistinguish truth from fiction. This New YorkTimes article shows why skepticism is a goodthing when dealing with information found onthe web. Includes links to sites that help visitorsknow how to evaluate Internet resources.• http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/03/circuits/articles/04trut.html• But — I found it on the Internet!– An article from the Christian Science Monitorexamining why it is crucial that students learnmedia literacy skills.• http://www.csmonitor.com/2000/0425/p16s1.html
  16. 16. 16A Web Site About Evaluating Websites• The Internet Detective Agency– The Internet Detective Agency, a WebQuest forgrades 9-12 created in August 2004– Created by Debbie Clingingsmith (email:debbie@clingingsmith.org), a sometime teacherand current information technology directorfor a high school in San Francisco.– The Internet Detective Agency WebQuest isdesigned for high school students.
  17. 17. 17Happy, Careful Prospecting!