How do you find information? 5 Imagine that a friend comes to you looking for advice on how to lose weight. You don’t feel like an expert, so you go looking for information online. What would you do first? a. Post a question on Facebook b. Look for a YouTube video c. Search well-known companies like Weight Watchers d. Do a Google search
Web 2.0 6 The web is no longer just a source of static information Users expect to contribute to content Content changes much more quickly Collected knowledge How do we know what to trust?
The Online World Is Changing 7 Consumers expect to be in control Less respect for expertise Learning is less linear and more chaotic Learning is embedded in a culture of speed We are challenged by “info-glut” and information anxiety New technologies are creating communities of learners
Using the Web to Communicate 8 Websites Practical answers to relevant questions or issues Simple, but not simplistic, information Answer “WIIFM?” Design of website matters Social Media Use for conversation, not just advertising Keep posts/pages updated! Don’t overdo number of posts
Managing Information: Curation 9Tools for Aggregating Information Flipboard app Zite (for iPad/iPhone) Mashable – Family and Parenting (mashable.com/family-parenting)Tools for Curating a Topic Scoop It! - Great Mentoring Paper.li – Great Parenting News
One More Perspective Technology changes how we think about the world… But it’s not the only tool available!