Web2.0 Applications for Higher Education

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Web 2.0 Applications for Higher Education:

Web 2.0 Applications for Higher Education John Thompson, PhD Buffalo State College

Presentation Agenda:

John Thompson, PhD 2 Presentation Agenda Highlight Web 2.0 educational apps Free apps (mostly) Interactive presentation

What is “Web 2.0?”:

John Thompson, PhD 3 What is “Web 2.0?” Web 1.0 read-only medium static Web – provide information Web 2.0 read-write Web relies on user participation information is transmitted and consumed with content being created, shared, remixed, repurposed, and passed along ( Downes, 2005 )

Web 2.0 in Education:

John Thompson, PhD 4 Web 2.0 in Education Increases user creativity and community while concurrently empowering user ownership of content User-generated content leading to "collective intelligence" that benefits many Collaborative in nature and features user-generated content

Web 2.0 Videos:

John Thompson, PhD 5 Web 2.0 Videos Tim O'Reilly on What is Web 2.0? Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 Web 2.0 Coming of Age: Primary Web 2.0 Web 2.0 Panel Discussion - What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 and Education Web 2.0 in Education What is Web 2.0? The Machine is Us/ ing Us

PowerPoint Presentation:

John Thompson, PhD 6 human-computer interaction personal connections--from words, pictures, video, and audio authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication open, flexible collaboration data and applications opened to creative use by the public harnessing collective intelligence collaboration/participation/collective intelligence second generation of services Web as a platform the wisdom of crowds creative amateur is cherished “democratizes” media amoral authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication collective judgments user-generated content safety in numbers participative Web collective power community Web changing from “medium” to “platform” user actions provide value architecture of participation bookmarking >>> social bookmarking transparent selves…transparent Web interactive, community-based Internet applications

PowerPoint Presentation:

John Thompson, PhD 7 Trying to define and categorize what “Web 2.0” means is like trying to change the tire on your car while it’s going down the highway.

PowerPoint Presentation:

John Thompson, PhD 8

Sharing Photos:

John Thompson, PhD 9 Sharing Photos Video – Online Photo Sharing in Plain English Library of Congress’ Flickr site Image sharing on Flickr

Sharing Videos:

John Thompson, PhD 10 Sharing Videos List of video sharing site s Top 10 comparison chart List of video sites from around the world

Sharing PowerPoints:

John Thompson, PhD 11 Sharing PowerPoints And even more sites!

Sharing Documents:

John Thompson, PhD 12 Sharing Documents 24/7 anytime, anywhere access to projects or assignments

Social Networks:

John Thompson, PhD 13 Social Networks 7 Things You Should Know About Ning

Blogs:

John Thompson, PhD 14 Blogs blogging engine created specifically for classroom use 100 Best Higher Education Blogs Higher Education Blog Directory

Podcasts:

John Thompson, PhD 15 Podcasts Higher Education Podcasts Podcasting in Higher Education

Collaboration:

John Thompson, PhD 16 Collaboration Web Collaboration Software wiki.com domain name sold for $2.86 million (8/06) Wiki – online software that lets users modify any content, plus everything (formatting included) about the wiki Social bookmarking – store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of Web sites using metadata & tagging

Education Online:

John Thompson, PhD 17 Education Online Coursecast – podcast or videocast lecture ( like a Tivo for courses ) Partial list of higher ed schools offering open source courseware and/or coursecasts: Harvard Carnegie Mellon UC Berkeley Duke MIT Notre Dame Johns Hopkins

Miscellaneous:

John Thompson, PhD 18 Miscellaneous Real-time information network Share bookmarks Diagrams Share graphics 21st century instruction resources Explanatory video Twitter in HE

Miscellaneous:

John Thompson, PhD 19 Miscellaneous Office productivity suite RSS aggregators Creating ePortfolios with Web 2.0 Tools Mash-ups ePortfolio Mash Up with GoogleApps ● Video Long list

Miscellaneous:

John Thompson, PhD 20 Miscellaneous “online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments using voice, text , audio file, or video and share them” “captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere” “Enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. Customize your Voki to look like you…Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone.” desktop Web conferencing

Miscellaneous:

John Thompson, PhD 21 Miscellaneous create surveys and polls for your Web site, blog and social network profiles sync files online and across computers… automatically one-to-many live interactive video broadcast platform enabling anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to broadcast to a unlimited global audience Beyond just driving directions… 100 Things to do Directory of Web 2.0 apps & services 1937 logos as of 1/19/08 over 3,000 as of 3/15/10 flippable PDF docs

Web 2.0 Web Sites & Tools for Higher Education:

Web 2.0 Web Sites & Tools for Higher Education Top 20 Web 2.0 applications in HE Apps for HE Web 2.0 for the classroom teacher Best Apps for education - 2009 Tools for teachers E-learning & tools for teachers Teaching & Learning w/ Web 2.0 Tools John Thompson, PhD 22

Problems:

John Thompson, PhD 23 Problems Unaware Inadequate instructions Usual suspects Filtering policies (K-12 schools) Insufficient support Time Others?

Coming Attractions:

John Thompson, PhD 24 Coming Attractions Starbucks Effect Blurring of work & personal lives…& apps 9 to 5 >>> Growing reliance on Internet – “cloud ”

What Next?:

John Thompson, PhD 25 “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”           - James Baldwin   What Next? Baby steps…one new app at a time

Summary:

John Thompson, PhD 26 Summary Tons of Web 2.0 apps available Creates rich, engaging & exciting learning environment Users become information producers & collaborators, not just consumers Promotes student-centered learning Users become more efficient

Presenter:

John Thompson, PhD 27 Presenter John Thompson, PhD Associate Professor Educational Technology Program Computer Information Systems Department Buffalo State College Chase 208, 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 716.878.3531 thompsjt@buffalostate.edu