So what is Networked Learning?

thUTCp31UTC08bUTCWed, 08 Aug 2007 22:42:43 +0000 13, 2007

LECTURE 2: OVERVIEW OF WEB 2.0

Filed under: LECTURE 2 — melanie1987 @ 9:53p08

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

  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Social Tagging – bookmarking, Tag Clouds
  • Sharing sites
  • Podcasts
  • Mashups
  • Aggregators
  • Ubiquitous connectivity

And Kathryn (Lecturer/Tutor) added all these others.   

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