Harnessing the Interactive Web


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Materials for a workshop by Bill Warters, Faculty Fellow for the Office for Teaching and Learning at Wayne State University, held during our "Xtreme Week" workshop series. Subtitled "A Web 2.0 Toolkit for Instructors"

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Harnessing the Interactive Web

  1. 1. http://www.slideshare.net/warters/ harnessing-the-interactive-web/ Harnessing the Interactive Web A Web 2.0 Toolkit for Instructors Presented by Bill Warters OTL Faculty Fellow Wayne State University
  2. 2. Bring the World Into Your Classroom AOL Instant Message Traffic Snapshot
  3. 3. Online Teaching Now Common Circa 2003 Image from http://www.studymentor.com/studymentor/
  4. 4. Welcome to Web 2.0 images from http://web2.wsj2.com/
  5. 5. Social Media Dion Hinchcliffe
  6. 6. Web 2.0 Explained... Stephen Downes portrays it as a shift "from being a medium, in which information is transmitted and consumed, into being a platform, in which content is created, shared, remixed, repurposed, and passed along" (Downes, 2005 "E-Learning 2.0," ¶4)
  7. 7. Old and New
  8. 8. Web 2.0 Video Created for/by a University Class
  9. 9. Does it Matter for Higher Ed?
  10. 10. School 1.0
  11. 11. School 2.0
  12. 12. Students Like Tech that Supports Learning http://www.educause.edu/LibraryDetailPage/666?ID=ERS0607 The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2006
  13. 13. Web 2.0 = Engaged Learning?
  14. 14. RSS Feeds • Blogs really started the move toward a “Read-Write” Web. Easy to write and easy to subscribe to and watch others • RSS is the XML “Glue” that makes it all possible From RSS for • Uses for RSS haveexpanded greatly Educators as it has become a reliable standard
  15. 15. Impressive Blog Growth & Posting Rates
  16. 16. Impressive Blog Growth & Posting Rates
  17. 17. Blog Growth Report Th Tec e S hn tat ora e o ti R • 70 million weblogs Ap f th ep ril e L or 20 ive t 07 We • About 120,000 new weblogs each b day, or... • 1.4 new blogs every second • 3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) created every day • Peak of 11,000 splogs per day last December
  18. 18. Volume of Podcasts and Videocasts Increasing as Well
  19. 19. RSS for Educators Explained Lots of Examples and Ideas for Use in Teaching • RSS Ideas for Educators.pdf • Quentin D'Souza shares many tools and links via TeachingHacks.com • See the Web 2.0 Wiki he’s got going http://www.teachinghacks.com/wiki/
  20. 20. One Day on the WWW... http://www.teachinghacks.com/wp-content/ uploads/2006/01/rsscomic11a.pdf
  21. 21. Behold The Aggregator!
  22. 22. Behold The Aggregator!
  23. 23. aka RSS Reader
  24. 24. Behold The Aggregator!
  25. 25. RSS Explained http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
  26. 26. New Book Alerts via RSS
  27. 27. ! m Ite it lk o To Demonstration of Bloglines Aggregator http://www.bloglines.com
  28. 28. Bloglines Demo • A look at the online RSS feed aggregator known as Bloglines
  29. 29. Tagging Explained • Label and Find Web Content with Tags
  30. 30. Online Bookmarking • FURL • FURL Homepage <http:// www.furl.net/> • Del.icio.us • del.icio.us Homepage <http:// del.icio.us/> • CiteULike • CiteULike Homepage <http:// www.citeulike.org/>
  31. 31. ! CiteULike m Ite it lk o (the busy scholar’s friend...) To • CiteULike was launched in November of 2004 and has been steadily improving since then • It is free and privately managed by Richard Cameron in the U.K. • While your bookmarks are stored online, you can export your library to either BibTeX or Endnote for use when writing
  32. 32. CiteULike will automatically grab article metadata when browsing these collections. You can also input manually. IoP Electronic Journals AIP Scitation JSTOR Amazon American Chem. Soc. MathSciNet Publications MetaPress American Geophysical Union NASA Astrophysics Data American Meteorological System Society Nature Anthrosource Physical Review Online arXiv.org Archive ACM portal PLoS BioMed Central PLoS Biology Blackwell Synergy Project Muse BMJ PubMed CiteSeer PubMed Central CSIRO Publishing Science e-Print archive ScienceDirect HighWire IEEE Xplore SpringerLink
  33. 33. CiteULike “Watchlists” Screencast by Tannis Morgan from UBC.
  34. 34. Wikis Explained • For Teachers New to Wikis • writingwiki.org—For Teachers New to Wikis http://snipurl.com/oaoi
  35. 35. How Do Educators Use a Wiki?
  36. 36. Educational Content • Wikipedia • http://en.wikipedia.org • Wikiversity • http://en.wikiversity.org • Wikibooks • http://en.wikibooks.org • Guidelines for class projects • WSU Class book-writing example
  37. 37. ! m Ite it lk PBWiki - an Educator o To Friendly Starting Place http://xtremeweek.pbwiki.com
  38. 38. Blogs in a Nutshell
  39. 39. A Blog is... • A shortened form of the phrase “Web Log” • Like a ship’s log written daily by the captain of a vessel. • A web site that is easily updated by posting short items. Ordered by date and topic, with newest items at the top. Often archived for searching and reading later.
  40. 40. Blog Content includes • News and Journalism • Education • Analysis • Humor • Personal observation and Opinion • “Annotated Bookmarks” • and More...
  41. 41. Topical Examples Politics Medicine Local Story- Photos telling
  42. 42. Topical Examples Sports Cooking Library- Music related
  43. 43. Some Typical Blog Features • Comments (now comment spam is becoming a problem) • Feeds (others can subscribe to your Blog and read it in a newsreader of their choice) • Trackbacks (“pinging” system lets you know when others have commented on your post at their site) • Categories (often overlapping and loose) • Site Search • Permanent Archives • Blogroll of other blogs
  44. 44. Free Blogs for Educators and Students • EduBlogs - http://edublogs.org/ • Elgg - http://eduspaces.net (free hosted version) Elgg (http://elgg.org) is an open source social networking platform based around choice, flexibility and openness: a system that firmly places individuals at the centre of their activities.
  45. 45. Using Videos & Photos • Video Blogs (see iTunes for many examples) • RocketBoom • Screencasts Online (macintosh- focused) • Google Video • YouTube Video • Flickr.com (social photo sharing site)
  46. 46. ! m te tI i lk Splashr.com - Build Photo o To Shows in an Instant • Pick a Flickr tag, plug it into www.splashr.com and voila. Instant gorgeous slide show. • http://splashr.com/show/reflect2/sciencefiction/25
  47. 47. Web-based Applications • Gliffy (diagrams on the web) • gliffy.com <http://gliffy.com/> • Google docs • Google Docs & Spreadsheets <http://docs.google.com/> • Slideshare (see next slide)
  48. 48. ! m SlideShare Ite it lk o To • Slideshare - http://www.slideshare.net/ • Create Online Shows that work within Blackboard • Subscribe to content via RSS, can follow a particular user’s content Example RSS feed for Slides by the travelinlibrarian http://www.slideshare.net/rss/user/ travelinlibrarian
  49. 49. Mashups Explained
  50. 50. Varieties of Mash-ups • Audio and Video Mash-ups that mix content from various sources to create a unique mix • Webjay playlists http://webjay.org/by/campusadr/ conflicttheoryprimer • Video Mashups - SceneMaker - Washington Post Correspondent Interview You http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ content/video/2006/08/01/ VI2006080100794.html • Maps & Books & Ebay & Timelines and more are also used
  51. 51. Mashups - Finding Them
  52. 52. The “Mother Load” of Mash-up Examples http://www.programmableweb.com/ • A growing directory of mash-ups made by users of all skill levels
  53. 53. Mashups - Making Them • Yahoo Pipes (for RSS) http://pipes.yahoo.com • Map-based tools of many varieties now available
  54. 54. ! m Ite it lk o To Grazr - Get Your Fill of Feeds Grazr is a relatively new tool for displaying RSS News Feeds in web browsers. Simple to use, highly customizable.
  55. 55. Example Using Sci-Fi • Got Example Blogs from Technorati Directory • Pointed GRAZR at this list • Read and enjoy from a webpage GRAZR on Sci-Fi Example http://grazr.com/gzpanel.html? view=s&fontsize=10pt&file=http://www.campus-adr.net/ sciencefiction.opml
  56. 56. Integration with Blackboard See how-to walk throughs at http://xtremeweek.pbwiki.com • Use Grazr Feed Display Tool • CiteULike RSS Feeds • Topix News Feeds • WSU New Books Feeds • Flickr picture slideshow
  57. 57. Interested in Learning More? • Online “Course” on Emerging Technologies for Scholars • Links to Lots more ideas http://snipurl.com/emergingtech http://xtremeweek.pbwiki.com