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    1. 1. Web 2.0 What is it? What can we do now?
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>To define the term Web 2.0 and related vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>To describe common features of Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>To identify common Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>To identify uses for Web 2.0 applications in education </li></ul><ul><li>To use various Web 2.0 applications </li></ul>
    3. 3. Web 2.0 <ul><li>a term used to describe many recently popularized web applications such as YouTube , del.icio.us , and Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>does not have a singular authoritative definition </li></ul>
    4. 4. Characteristics of Web 2.0 Applications <ul><li>aimed towards online collaboration or sharing </li></ul><ul><li>perpetually changing and updating . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>perpetual beta </li></ul></ul><ul><li>active participation or content creation from users. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>user-created content improves Web 2.0 applications. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>accessed using a web browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no specialized software is needed for use. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>not limited to use on one device . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can be accessed from PDAs, MP3 players, and other web-enabled devices (O’Reilly, 2005). </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Comparison <ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Britannica Online </li></ul><ul><li>personal websites </li></ul><ul><li>directories </li></ul><ul><li>reading </li></ul><ul><li>companies </li></ul><ul><li>wires </li></ul><ul><li>owning </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>blogging </li></ul><ul><li>tagging </li></ul><ul><li>writing </li></ul><ul><li>communities </li></ul><ul><li>wireless </li></ul><ul><li>sharing </li></ul><ul><li>(Drumgoole, 2006 and O’Reilly, 2005) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Common Web 2.0 Applications <ul><li>RSS/web feed : a data format allowing users to subscribe to content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>automatically receive updates. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>used in blogs and podcasts to allow syndication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feed aggregator : an application that checks all of the web feeds to which a user subscribes and displays any updates. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Common Web 2.0 Applications (continued…) <ul><li>Blog: web page serving as a public journal for an individual (“blog,” n.d.). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are updated frequently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>entries are displayed in reverse chronological order (“Blog”, 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hosting sites include WordPress , Blogger , TypePad , Twitter , and LiveJournal . </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Common Web 2.0 Applications (continued…) <ul><li>Podcast: a series of multimedia files (usually audio MP3 files) distributed over the Internet using subscription services (“Podcast,” 2007) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>individual files called episodes . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hosting and distribution sites include Gabcast and Odeo . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>distribution sites include iTunes Podcast Directory and Podcast Alley . </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Common Web 2.0 Applications (continued…) <ul><li>Podcatcher : an application that allows users to subscribe to and download podcasts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can play the podcast files on their computers or transfer the files to an MP3 player. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes and Juice are podcatchers. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Common Web 2.0 Applications (continued…) <ul><li>Wiki : a website permitting users to add, remove, and edit content (“Wiki,” 2007). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a tool for collaborative authoring. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ wiki” can refer to the software used to generate the website or to the website itself. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>most famous example of a wiki is Wikipedia . </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Common Web 2.0 Applications (continued…) <ul><li>File sharing services: web-based service to store, share, tag, and search. Can share: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet bookmarks ( del.icio.us, Furl , BlinkList , Shadows , and clipmarks ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos ( Flickr , Slide , and Zoto ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video ( YouTube , Google Video , VideoEgg ) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Common Web 2.0 Applications (continued…) <ul><li>Collaborative authoring: allows users to write, revise, and comment on common office productivity files. Often saves various versions so users can track changes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets ( Google Spreadsheets , Zoho Sheet ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word processing documents ( Google Docs , Zoho Writer ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations ( Zoho Show ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing ( gliffy ) </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Common Web 2.0 Applications (continued…) <ul><li>Other worthwhile apps: </li></ul><ul><li>Digg: users determine the content of the site by submitting, rating, and sharing content. </li></ul><ul><li>Gabcast : users record audio files by phone or Voice over Internet Protocol. </li></ul><ul><li>Omnidrive : online file storage available from any internet-connected device. Similar to Xdrive and Avvenu . </li></ul><ul><li>Splashcast: create multimedia presentations using video, ppt, audio, text, images, and screencasts </li></ul><ul><li>Wink: allows you to capture your actions on your computer and create a movie file </li></ul>
    14. 14. Workshop Activities <ul><li>We will try 4-5 Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>ZohoShow (collaborative office application) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs (collaborative office application) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader (RSS feed aggregator) </li></ul><ul><li>Splashcast (online multimedia creation) </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint (wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts are already created. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Wiki Projects at UMCP <ul><li>French 306 – In groups, students drew up a description, business plan, ad campaign, and organizational structure for a fictional business. https://wiki.math.umd.edu/arhu_fren306/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre 290 – Instructor used a wiki to communicate class expectations and to add supplementary information that could not be covered in class. https://wiki.math.umd.edu/arhu_thet290/Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Studies 250 – Groups developed multiple entries on a chosen topic for the wiki. https://wiki.math.umd.edu/arhu_wmst250/Main_Page </li></ul>
    16. 16. Useful Web 2.0 Resources <ul><li>Webware – reviews and news on Web 2.0 applications http://www.webware.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Go2Web2.0 – a directory of Web 2.0 applications http://www.go2web20.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Explorer – a blog featuring news and critiques about new Web 2.0 technologies http://blogs.zdnet.com/web2explorer/ </li></ul>