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Intro. to Web 2.0
|Authors: Amanda Bevis, Clif Mims, and Michael M. Grant||Table of Contents|
The World Wide Web has been a welcomed addition in technology, teaching, and learning.
Learners of all varieties can research and discover for themselves at their fingertips.The World
Wide Web is no longer filled with static web pages that can only be posted by a Webmaster.
Discover Web 2.0!
The image above is a mind map (constructed by Markus Angermeier ) that depicts some of the
features of Web 2.0. This is a static image; however, with Web 2.0 applications a similar image
called a tag/word cloud can be created.
What is Web 2.0?
Can it be iWeb? The ' i ' interpreted as interactive.
The Internet is a vast network of interconnected computers around the world. While many people use the terms Internet (or the net) and World Wide Web (or the web) interchangeably, they are different. In fact, the Web is a subset of the tools available on the Internet.
Tools of the Internet include the following:
- The World Wide Web and hypertext
- Chat and instant messaging
- Voice and video technologies
You've probably already used many of the applications before for work, school, friends, shopping or entertainment. Now, you need to figure out how you can use them to support learning.
- Web 2.0 Guru - an excellent brief describing Web 2.0.
- Wikipedia - a technical definition and the origin of the term Web 2.0.
The concept of "Web 2.0."
- An Introduction to Web 2.0 -These two videos illustrate Web 2.0 and what makes it work.
- If you have not discovered Web 2.0,... or maybe you have,but did not know you had,comparing Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 will help put it in perspective.
Accessing Web 2.0 Tools
- Still not quite sure about Web 2.0? Check out this collage of Web 2.0 applications.
- 23 Things to explore Web 2.0.
- "How do I use these applications?". It's easy! Click on an application, sign up and begin.
- For example, see this tutorial on using a digital whiteboard.
Implications for Teaching and Learning in the 2.0 Era
So long to static web pages designed to provide us with only information. The 2.0 era allows interaction through blogs, wikis, video, professional learning communities and more. How can this interaction be used by the teacher and learner?
- Includes the viral video Web 2.0...The Machine Is Us/ing Us.Web 2.0 in Teacher Education: Characteristics, Implications and Limitations- Dr. Michael Grant and Dr. Clif Mims discuss the connection between the use of Web 2.0 applications and constructivist and cognitive learning theories. In addition, implications and limitations of these applications are provided as they relate to teaching and learning.
Example of teaching and learning 2.0 - 13 Yr. Old CEO of Innovative Educational GamingCompany2. Classroom 2.0 - A list of trends and shifts in education because of Web 2.0.
- Social networking site for Classroom 2.03. School 2.0
- My Digital Life - Jeff Utecht's high schools students in China discuss socializing online and online gaming.
- A brief description of tools for the classroom.
Other Related Sources
Web 2.0 Awards - applications getting the rave reviews
Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky
- Clif's Notes - Tags listed for blog posts and resources related to this topic.
- Dr. Mims' Bookmarks - Under the Public Tags in the right hand menu (You may have to scroll down just a bit) click on any of the tags for a list of resources related to this topic: 2.0, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Networking, Social Software, Blog, Blogging, Telecommunication, Web Apps, Wiki, Wikis, and Bookmarking.
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