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

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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.

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 [email protected]

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