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What Is The Web?

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Used at Sussex Downs College 19/05/08

Title started as "What is the web?" but presentation morphed into "Where is the web going?"

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What Is The Web?

  1. 1. Where is the web going? Nigel Gibson 19/05/2008 – Sussex Downs College
  2. 2. Why is he doing this??? <ul><li>As everyone in here is younger than me (hard to believe I know!) </li></ul><ul><li>There is an assumption that all young people understand the web and are comfortable with it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is this true? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The web is part of our lives, every day, and it’s having a profound influence on our world </li></ul>
  3. 3. The web…. <ul><li>“ Invented” by an Englishman in 1991 (or at least HTML was) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>anyone know his name? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Built on the Internet which was started in the 1960s </li></ul><ul><li>Grew because of pornography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Really??? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A treasure trove of “stuff” </li></ul><ul><li>Leads to…. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Term coined by O’Reilly in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>A response to the dot-com bubble bursting in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>A shift from publication to participation </li></ul><ul><li>The growth of social networking </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Inserted Mike Wesch’s “The Machine is us/ing us </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g </li></ul>
  6. 8. What does this mean for us? <ul><li>We can work collaboratively at a distance </li></ul><ul><li>We can share ideas/sounds/images </li></ul><ul><li>We can be part of a community or series of communities based on our interests </li></ul>
  7. 9. It also means…. <ul><li>We can’t believe everything we see on a screen </li></ul><ul><li>We have to know how to sort out the wheat from the chaff </li></ul><ul><li>We have to learn new skills </li></ul>
  8. 10. Sooooooooooo <ul><li>Here we go! </li></ul>

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