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Google wave-oiss-long-032910-final b

  1. 1. Everybody Wave Now! Intro to Google Wave OISS Andrew Rein, Instructional Designer Laddie Odom, Multimedia Producer Linda Smelser and Floyd Csir, Instructional Support Specialists
  2. 2. <ul><li>Intro – Andrew </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration – Floyd </li></ul><ul><li>Robots and Gadgets – Laddie </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Implications and Future – Linda </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns – Andrew </li></ul>Agenda
  3. 3. Google Wave YouTube Video What is Google Wave?
  4. 4. <ul><li>A tool for tasks or communications </li></ul><ul><li>Offers functions of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email - like Gmail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM - chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki - users can edit, see history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online docs - WP with collaboration option </li></ul></ul>Wave Who Cares?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Not just a product </li></ul><ul><li>Open source protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Others may offer/support </li></ul><ul><li>Extensible – Robots and Gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>Could become common, like email </li></ul>Wave Who Cares?
  6. 6. Wave Interface - Default Contacts Pane Inbox Pane Conversation Pane Navigation Pane
  7. 7. Interface - Navigation Pane
  8. 8. Interface - Contacts Pane
  9. 9. Interface - Inbox Pane
  10. 10. Interface - Conversation Pane Conversation pane can be maximized
  11. 11. <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly fast (mostly) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows many users </li></ul><ul><li>Offers solution choices </li></ul><ul><li>Many future possibilities </li></ul>Wave Pros
  12. 12. Google Wave Next up, Floyd with a demo.
  13. 13. Demo <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To add content </li></ul><ul><li>To invite contacts </li></ul><ul><li>To “ping” or instant message </li></ul><ul><li>To collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>To insert an image and embed a video </li></ul>
  14. 14. Demo Google Wave Demo
  15. 15. Google Wave Next up, Laddie on Robots and Gadgets
  16. 16. Robots and Gadgets in Google Wave <ul><li>Definitions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are Google Wave Robots and Gadgets? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are both examples of Wave Extensions . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What the heck are Wave Extensions ?? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wave extensions are a way to augment the functionality of Google Waves and the Wave client. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Robots and Gadgets in Google Wave <ul><ul><li>So… What's a Robot?? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Robot is an automated participant on a wave. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Robot is added to a Wave as a Participant via the Contacts List. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Robot Example - </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offers dictionary definitions for any word that appears after define:word. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Robots and Gadgets in Google Wave <ul><li>What can Robots Do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify information in a wave. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact with participants in a wave. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate and synchronize information in a wave to the outside world or to other waves. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access or modify state in a third-party (such as a database). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In short, a Robot can perform many of the actions that any other participant can perform! </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Robots and Gadgets in Google Wave <ul><ul><li>Now… What's a Gadget?? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Gadget extensions provide a shared program which runs within the wave, and to which all participants have access. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Added as an Action from inside a Wave. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example of gadget: a wave might include a sudoku gadget that lets the wave participants compete to see who can solve the puzzle first. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Robots and Gadgets in Google Wave <ul><ul><li>What can Gadgets Do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extend the default functionality of the wave. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add functionality that can be shared by all participants. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improve certain types of conversations… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gadget Example – Napkin Gadget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adds the ability to do collaborative &quot;back of a napkin&quot; sketches to a wave. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extension URL: ( ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Robots and Gadgets in Google Wave <ul><li>Additional Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MyWaveGadgets: A community-built repository of Gadgets and Robots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wavety: All things Google Wave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Wave Sample Gallery: Google’s own collection of Robots and Gadgets </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Google Wave Next up, Linda on Educational Implications and Future
  23. 23. Wave of Inspiration <ul><li>Potential for changing online landscapes and environments: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eLearning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>teleworking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>conferencing and discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>social networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>faculty and corporate training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>fun and gaming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>organizing and planning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Inside the Wave <ul><li>Float, swim, or watch from the shore: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step in and out of content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pull in resources, links, photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed videos, gadgets, robots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record video and text chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record conference call (speech to text) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review history of work </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Waving Now <ul><ul><li>The LDS Church : Group reports, research, brainstorming, notes, events, photo sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LMS : “Course management system killer” Wired Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BlackWave : Wave Embedded into Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Book Club : Using Waverz to provide instructions, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Wave of the Future <ul><ul><li>More uses for Wave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health / Case Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Traffic Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual / Collaboration Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event Planning (i.e. wedding) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. eLearning Wave <ul><ul><li>Advantages for using Wave as LMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronous and asynchronous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferencing, discussion, study group projects, research, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach / learn in multiple languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess group and individual work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A true VLE : Virtual Learning Environment </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Hey, it’s Beta! </li></ul><ul><li>Invite only, not full public yet </li></ul><ul><li>Some features and functions not active </li></ul><ul><li>Servers can get overloaded </li></ul><ul><li>Some find UI confusing </li></ul><ul><li>Will possibilities be realized, or become a dead-end? </li></ul>Wave Concerns
  29. 29. <ul><li>Guides </li></ul><ul><li>The Looooooong Google Wave Intro Video by Google developers </li></ul><ul><li>Wave Intro Video, 10 minute version by developers </li></ul><ul><li>The Complete Guide to Google Wave: How to Use Google Wave   </li></ul><ul><li>Another Guide   </li></ul><ul><li>Google 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Lifehacker on Group Project with Wave </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of pros and cons </li></ul><ul><li>Does Google Wave Mean the End of the LMS? </li></ul><ul><li>What Intrigues Me About Google Wave </li></ul><ul><li>Five Reasons Google Wave is Not Ready </li></ul><ul><li>More </li></ul><ul><li>Google Wave has great potential for education </li></ul><ul><li>Google Wave in Online Education </li></ul><ul><li>The Google Wave Will Change Education Forever - Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Created March 2010 </li></ul>Wave Resources