Wednesday, August 8, 2007

FirstLecture August 9, 2007 • No Comments

Lecture one: Networked Learning
Web 2.0 is about you in a community, it is no longer about just getting information from the web, it is about joining a community and sharing knowledge collaboratively….We as people of the 90’s know the web as just a base to gain knowledge by doing a google or yahoo search (web 1.0), we need to adapt to the new Web 2.0.
What is Web 2.0?
Putting the ‘we’ in web
…The living web (newsweek, 4.3.2006)
Wiki, podcasts, ajax, blogging, GTD, mash ups, web standards, peer to peer, collective intelligence etc…
Andy Budd shows the difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0:
Altavista v. Google
Hotmail v. Yahoo mail
Ofoto v. Flickr v. Itunes
Geocities v. Blogger
Mapquest v. Google Maps
Encarta v. Wikipedia
Nerscape v. Mozilla Firefox
for my own needs August 8, 2007 • No Comments
Our own wiki!No Comments
So we got into groups of four, i was grouped with the boys… so, of course it was called something silly like -gun-show-
it can be see here….
Wiki- Ed2033No Comments
Group Project Web 2.0

Working together using this wiki
Think of this wiki as a shared online whiteboard. Our entire group can share information using this wiki, making your research accessible to everyone. Notice how you can add comments to a page, see what people have changed, and edit all the text. There is a group responsibility to ensure that the quality of our Web 2.0 Project is up there with the best knowledge available.

Group members

Overview of Web 2.0
Web 2.0 is essentially an increasing range of software that supports a variety of technologies for open and collaborative communication, learning and creativity.
It consits of
1. A Platform
This is browser based - e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox. (Firefox is preferred because it is free and open software in a constant state of development (Web 2.0), whereas Explorer is owned and comes out in a fixed form and then has updates and upgrades on an irregular basis (Web 1.0))
It operates on open and collaborative principles
Communications are the key applications
2. Social Networking
Personalised and open collaborative knowledge spaces
Access people as well as knowledge
Copyright issues exist and have to be dealt with and replaced with a Creative Commons culture
This is beyond the normal formalities of the classroom and can take place anywhere at any time
3. Read/Write Web
People are consurmers of content and services
People and publishers of content and services
Such people are called Produsers
4. What makes Web 2.0
Social Tagging - bookmarking, Tag Clouds
Sharing sites
Ubiquitous connectivityAnd Kathryn added all these others.

How to Develop a pbwiki and general thoughts
PB Wiki
· A wiki is an easy-to-use web page that multiple people can edit. It’s like a shared whiteboard online. Don’t worry about getting IT support or installing any software. We handle all of that. You just start typing and get an online classroom in about 5 minutes.
· Why use PBwiki? No HTML experience required. Create a syllabus, share it with your students, and let them write collaborative essays online. Create online Powerpoint-like presentations right from your wiki.
· Who else is using PBwiki?We host over 135,000 wikis and thousands of others have used PBwikis for their classrooms, from elementary schools to Stanford and Harvard.
o is Mr. Lindsay’s beautiful classroom wiki, where he demos his students’ work with book reviews, poems, stories, and tons of other resources. It’s a wiki run “by the students, for the students.”
o is another excellent educational wiki. You’ll note the project proposals, class notes, and different sections for different classes.
o is the Penn State English 15 course, which is required for all freshman English students at Penn State.
PBwiki can help you engage with your audiencePBwiki provides educators an easy way to post class room material online and gives students the ability to collaborate through the internet. Check out our video on how PBwiki is helping educators educate.Can’t access YouTube? Check out our video through TeacherTube’s site here: PBwiki helping educators educate.
Also, be sure to check out the rest of our videos and see what educators are saying about us. See the rest of our PBwiki Educator Videos.
Background Paper references and details on how to set up the Wiki are available on
A tutorial instruction page ins available in pbWiki
Our Web 2.0 Wiki is up and running at

ED2033 Networked Learning Lecture 2.
Review of Lecture 1.
Go to the Wiki
Review the overview of Web 2.0 provided. Copy to your own blog.
Under all the software symbols in this Wiki you will find details about pbwiki and how to find it and use it. Copy this to your blog as well.

You will be allocated to a group to create and work on a wiki together.
These will not be friendship groups rather random groups chosen by the lecturer.

The Wiki will be gradually given more and more structure on which you are to build your understanding and knowledge of Web 2.0

To begin with the following issues are to be explored by your team
i) Qualities of a good virtual team
ii) Team rules for working on our wiki
iii) How do we ensure deep learning occurs
iv) The effective use of multiple medias on the wiki
v) Review of the work of writers
a. Marc Prensky
b. George Siemens
c. Diana Oblinger
d. Dana Boyd
vi) Flickr
a. An analysis of how it works, why it is Web 2.0 and how it can be used collaboratively.
b. A comparison of Flickr with Photobucket will also provide further insights into the nature of Web 2.0
Hyperlinks, Video clips, podcasts and other multiple media is expected to slowly become present in your group wiki. We do not have a wiki on your own. It is meant for collaborative development of knowledge with others.
A.J. Coman
Changing From BloggerNo Comments
We have just transferred from blogger, as apparently it is not as cool and funky as this one, so that is why we are using this one…. there is another reason, that is we are suppsoed to be becomming flexible in using different multimedia types, so we are stepping away from blogger and using this one, so here is my first post….
Allan has set up a wiki that will have all our uni work on it, if you want to see it… its HERE. its very very cool as it means we will never (hopefully) have to get handouts…

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