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Web2.0 Presentation20090813


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a recent internal presentation on web 2.0

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Web2.0 Presentation20090813

  1. 1. Ken Johnson & John Supple 13/08/09 Source:
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>What isn't it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the educational implications? </li></ul><ul><li>What is CILT doing? </li></ul><ul><li>What could CILT staff be doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>… ..Web 2.0 is like pornography…difficult to describe, but you know it when you see it.. </li></ul><ul><li>… .Web 2.0 is like the lyrics of a Pink Floyd number, it means different things to different people, depending upon the state of your mind….. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul>What is it?
  4. 4. What is it? <ul><li>The newest generation of the Internet (Web 2.0) “represents a fundamental revolution in communication no less important or transformative than the invention of the Guttenburg printing press.” (Fryer 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Wesley Fryer, “Welcome to Web 2.0,” March 26, 2006, </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is it? <ul><li>What does Google say? </li></ul><ul><li>What does Wikipedia say? </li></ul><ul><li>What does Google images say? </li></ul><ul><li>What about Slideshare? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is it? <ul><li>Community and collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. blogs, microblogs, social tagging, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>social networks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>User generated content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. wikis, music, audio, videos, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>photos, PowerPoint slides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Internet as platform” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. online applications, cloud computing </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What isn’t it? <ul><li>Source: </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why is it important? <ul><li>New ways to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Easier access to information (from experts, from the “wisdom of crowds”) </li></ul><ul><li>User control of the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Changing business model (incl. educational institutes) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. encouraging people to interact with your website/business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. taking your business to where users would rather be </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What are the educational implications? <ul><li>People go to the web to learn </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re not visible on the web you’re invisible (or worse, ignored) </li></ul><ul><li>Students and teachers need to develop skills in utilising these new tools and modes of communication (nb. students are doing it voluntarily. Teachers need to catch up!) </li></ul><ul><li>Students want to actively participate in their education (eg. creating, critiquing, editing, modifying and interacting with content, curriculum, teachers, students, employers, the online community) so institutions need to facilitate greater student control. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is CILT doing? <ul><li>VU Communities (Elgg) – a social networking site </li></ul><ul><li>VU Wiki – a wiki </li></ul><ul><li>LifeVU (PebblePad) – an ePortfolio </li></ul><ul><li>PLE (proposed) – a Personal Learning Environment </li></ul>
  11. 11. What could CILT staff be doing? <ul><li>Microblogging – ACTION : set up Yammer or Twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging – ACTION : start using VUCommunities blog </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing links – ACTION: Set up account and add links to it </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing PowerPoints - ACTION: upload your PowerPoints to Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Work online – ACTION: use VUWiki for meeting minutes, brainstorming, organising, collating resources </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The machine is us/ing us: </li></ul><ul><li>What the F**K is Social Media: One Year Later </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>John’s links: </li></ul><ul><li>Ken’s links: </li></ul>Extra Resources WWW.VU.EDU.AU