Web 2.0 Technologies for Education
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Web 2.0 Technologies for
Education
G. Santhosh Kumar
Dept. Of Computer Science
Cochin UniversityPage 2



What is Internet?
CUSAT is
linked to this
Web through
10 Mbps
leased line
connectivityPage 3



Size of the Web?
GYWA = Sorted on Google, Yahoo!, Windows
Live Search (Msn Search) and Ask
YGWA = Sorted on Yahoo!, Google, Windows
Live Search (Msn Search) and Ask
worldwidewebsize.comPage 4



The Machine is Us/ing Us
?
in.youtubewatch?v=NLlGopyXT_g&feature=channelPage 5



Web 1.0 (the old web!)
?
What contents were available?
?
Static web pages (HTML Documents)
?
Some images (Jpeg, gif files)
?
Some Presentations (pdf, ppt)
?
STATIC & READ ONLY!
?
Who were creating contents?
?
HTML Coders
?
Graphic Designers
?
ProgrammersPage 6



Web 1.0 (the old web!) cont..
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Also skills needed for
?
Hosting Web sites
?
Promotion Mechanisms
?
Updation of the site
?
MOSTLY A ONEWAY INTERACTION
?
Instructor posts and students download.
?
No interactive communicationPage 7



Course Management Systems
?
Blackboard
?
WebCT
?
Moodle
CUSAT have
installtions on
Blackboard & Moodle
?
Blackboard­type course websites offer discussion boards,
but have limited access.
?
No discussion accumulated over the time.
?
Maintenance and updates can be burdensome
?
HTML, server access for uploading, etc.Page 8



Internet
?
New classes of online software to simplify
content creation
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Allowed people to focus on ideas and creativity
rather than technical knowhow
The ReadWrite Web
or
Web 2.0Page 9



What is Web 2.0?
?
Phrase was first coined in 2004.
?
Referred to a significant change in the way of
using the Web.
?
Not a technical upgrade of the Web
?
Indicated by a collection of 2
nd
generation web
services
?
Blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, podcasts,
vlogging,RSS, Mashups¦Page 10


Page 11



Web 1.0 Vs Web 2.0
?
Web 1.0 was about owning,
Web 2.0 is about sharing
?
Web 1.0 was about reading,
Web 2.0 is about writing
?
Web 1.0 was about portals,
Web 2.0 is about RSS
?
Web 1.0 was about companies, Web 2.0 is about
communities
?
Web 1.0 was about Netscape,
Web 2.0 is about Google
?
Web 1.0 was about HTML,
Web 2.0 is about XML
?
Web 1.0 was about home pages, Web 2.0 is about blogs
?
Web 1.0 was about wires,
Web 2.0 is about wireless
?
Web 1.0 was about dialup,
Web 2.0 is about
broadband
?
Web 1.0 was about hardware,
Web 2.0 is about bandwidth
?
¦
¦Page 12



Blogs
?
Weblogs
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usually maintained by an individual with regular
entries of commentary, descriptions of events,
or other material such as graphics or video
?
art (artlog), photographs (photoblog), sketches
(sketchblog), videos (vlog), music (MP3 blog),
audio (podcasting)
?
Example: iam­mammootty.blogspotPage 13



Blogs in Education
?
Education blogs are becoming a means for
educators, students, and education
administrators to interact more effectively than
ever before
?
There are over 30,000 blogs hosted at
edublogs alone
?
Top 100 edublog sites
oedblibrary/features/top100educationblogs
Page 14



Encouraging Educators to Blog
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Why I Blog?
?
is a place where I think, plan and reflect
?
forces me to read in order to gather the input I need
for my output
?
is a place where I play with technology and ideas
often surprises me
?
is a place where I collaborate
?
is currently the most satisfying part of my job
?
is slightly dangerous
?
is compulsivePage 15



Be a Teacher and a Reacher
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scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot
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coolcatteacher.blogspotPage 16



Stay current via RSS feeds
?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) also,
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Rich Site Summary (RSS)
?
It is a format for delivering regularly changing
web content
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Many newsrelated sites, weblogs and other
online publishers syndicate their content as an
RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
?
Feed Reader or News Aggregator software
allow you to grab the RSS feeds from various
sites and display them for you to read and use.Page 17



RSS Readers
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Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac)
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FeedReader (Windows)
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NewsGator (Windows ­ integrates with Outlook)
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My Yahoo, Bloglines, and Google Reader are
Webbased RSS readers
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There are Mobile RSS readers alsoPage 18



RSS and Education
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Academia has embraced RSS as a means to
Share Resources
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Class Blogs
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School Schedule Sports Schedule
?
Podcast Lectures
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Search Feeds
?
Grants & Scholarships
?
School News etc..
newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/front_page/rss.xmPage 19



Wiki

Imagine a world in which every
single person on the planet is
given free access to the sum of
all human knowledge.
” Jimmy Wales, Wikimedia
Founder of Wikipedia
cofounder Larry SangerPage 20



Wiki cont..
Welcome to Wikipedia, the free
encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
2,681,334 articles in
English Arts Biography Geography
History Mathematics Science Society
Technology
Wikipedia operates with just 23 people.
Wikipedia has raised $6.2 million as donations
within six monthsPage 21



Wiki News from India­ 3 Jan 09
The knowledge foundation at Chennai has mooted
attempts to start the India chapter of the Wikimedia
foundation
At a more fundamental level, we are also thinking
of tying up with schools to use the literature
available in Wikipedia for classroom education,
Mr.Kiruba (founder of Knowledge foundation).
As many schools do not have full fledged computer or
internet access, we may offer them CD versions of
regional language Wikipedia. That will also potentially
create more regional language wikipedians (
contributors of
articles to the online encyclopedia
) in the futurePage 22



Youtube “ Broadcast yourselfPage 23



Youtube 4 Education
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A picture is worth of 1000 words, a video is
worth even more¦
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Embedding YouTube videos in your site can be
as easy as several clicks
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A simple instructional video or stepbystep
guide, available to students on a short video
clip has potential to keep them on track and
motivated to learn more.
?
They are engaging in learning with a multimedia
format that they are comfortable and familiar
withPage 24



Edutube
?
edutubePage 25



Democratization of Content
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classblogmeister.com: edublogging tool
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flickr.com: photo blogging community
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epnweb.org: education podcast network
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blip.tv: make your own video blog
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youtube.com: 100 m videos downloaded daily
Common thread:
Online communities where people
are actively encouraged to use
and share each otherâ„¢s original contentPage 26



Social Networks
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Websites that focus on community
?
Encourage interaction, discussion, debate
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Public member profiles
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Usergenerated content
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Often target specific audiencesPage 27



Some Social NetworksPage 28



Social Networks in Education
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indiamen.ning Maths site
?
minglebox Career building sitePage 29



Social bookmarking
?
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet
users to store, organize, search, and manage
bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with
the help of metadata.
?
delicious
?
The tastier book marks on the web,
?
all your stuff in one place
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Bookmarks will organize by themselves
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Dish out your bookmarks to your friendsPage 30



Mashups
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a mashup is a web application that combines
data from more than one source into a single
integrated tool.
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The term Mashup implies easy, fast integration,
frequently done by access to open APIs and
data sources to produce results data owners
had no idea could be produced
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Works in any Operating System!Page 31



Who Provides APIs?
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Amazon
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Google Maps
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Flicker
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eBay
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Youtube
?
MicrosoftPage 32



Examples
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Flickrvision (flickrvision)
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Youmashtube (youmashtube)Page 33



Conclusions
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Education is a lifelong process
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Education beyond graduate school often relies
on self learning
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Limited scope and timeconstraint
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Web 2.0 brings mechanicians of common
interests together and serves as a platform for
discussions and interactions.
“ No institutional boundaries
“ Evolving all the time
“ Real time updatesPage 34



Conclusions
?
Web 2.0 is Building an online life­long learning
environment without boundary.
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Not limited within a specific
institution/curriculum
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Anyone can participate, as either an
instructor or a student, or both
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Harnessing communitywide wisdomPage 35



Education Tommorrow
?
in.youtubewatch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUEPage 36



Sites for Teachers
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sitesforteachers
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