Does Web 2.0 really exist or is it a internet marketers dream. That is your mission to see if Web 2.0 has really made any impact socially and ethically on our productivity applications that we us? First of all check out this vodblog and see some ideas about Web 2.0 and then print and read through this post on the shortcomings of Web 2.0.

Many educators have decided that the use of so-called Web 2.0 tools would be great in helping students learn, and they have even completed lists on some of those applications – Web 2.0 School Applications and here at Shambles.

From the options below I would like you to pick an area in which Web 2.0 applications are flourishing and use a specific application to test whether you believe this is a revolutionary new way to using the world wide web. You will need to demonstrate how to use this tool, and for what this tool might be used (you might need to be a little persuasive!). You will also need to show how others have used these types of applications:-

  • Social Networking (Lal)- NING
  1. Explore other social network related to education
  2. Join and set up your own network on NING
  3. Give your social network a title that relates to us as an ITGS group
  4. Invite us all to join this network – and ask us to fulfill an initial task
  5. Be able to explain what benefits might occur if such a social network was used in a particular subject or class
  6. Prepare a comprehensive blog post outlining the use of the tool here, and your thoughts about its impact on areas related to any of the social and ethical issues of the ITGS triangle.
  7. You will present the tool briefly on the board, and share in discussion your findings related to the shortcomings article from earlier.
  1. Explore the del.icio.us website
  2. Visit Dr Tech’s public social bookmarks and decide how these might be a better idea than normal bookmarks or favourites, what do you notice about how this links with this weblog?
  3. Join the Del.icio.us site and also make sure you download the bookmarklet
  4. Follow the seven habits of successful Del.icio.us users
  5. Then bookmark sites that you have been using on a consistent basis on your recent Internal Assessment
  6. Prepare a comprehensive blog post outlining the use of the tool here, and your thoughts about its impact on areas related to any of the social and ethical issues of the ITGS triangle.
  7. You will present the tool briefly on the board, and share in discussion your findings related to the shortcomings article from earlier.
  • Online Office Applications (Chocodreams)- The choice is yours..

 

  1. Research into online applications – a good review is here at the Computer World blog
  2. Play with a variety of different online applications and decide on which you believe to be best
  3. Bring together a presentation where you show how the application works and what would be the benefits of using such a system over a normal Office productivity suite
  4. Post a link to a online document that you create discussing the negatives and positives as described above, not forgetting to discuss your thoughts about its impact on areas related to any of the social and ethical issues of the ITGS triangle, that you think are relevant.
  5. Also place in your blog post and in your discussions your findings related between your application and the shortcomings article from earlier.
  • Web 2.0 (Ace) – Start pages
  1. View a variety of different Web 2.0 start pages outlined on the weblog Pandia.
  2. Decide on which you think would be the most appropriate for you and a group of students to use to help with collaborative work and set up an account – here is an example here, although i am sure that you can do better.
  3. Give everyone in the group the ability to add to the start page
  4. Show how the start-page works to the class, and write a post outlining this web 2.0 tools benefits always thinking through the shortcomings article above.
  5. Make sure your thoughts about its impact on areas related to any of the social and ethical issues of the ITGS triangle, are included.
  1. Follow through this tutorial to setup your bloglines account or here as a PDF
  2. View my public feeds at my Bloglines account
  3. Produce feeds for news searches on valid ITGS content areas – check this post to help you at URLGREYHOT
  4. Place at least 20 feeds to sites that you think are relevant to a technology based course?
  5. Publish your bloglines public feeds to the weblog along with a post outlining the positives and negatives of the search coming to you rather than you going to the search?
  6. Make sure your thoughts about its impact on areas related to any of the social and ethical issues of the ITGS triangle, are included along with sharing in discussion your findings related to the shortcomings article from earlier.

Of course make sure you watch the video below which shows off one of the most famous videos highlighting the power of Web 2.0:-

next week.)

P.S. Note assessment will be based on each of you reviewing each others posts and presentation of the tool, in the following areas:- How well do you understand the tool used? Does the post describe the positives of the web tool sufficiently for you to understand how you might use it in your studies? Do you understand the technology behind how the tool works and specific terms? Do you understand the social and ethical issues that might limit or push the use of such a tool/application? Has the presenter persuaded to use it in the future, or only when Dr Tech asks?

Here is the PeerAssessment grid, which you will fill out during each students demonstration. Much better than Dr Tech grading you huh?

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