Survey of Web 2.0 Tools in Higher Education
With the emergence of dozens of compelling Web 2.0 applications in recent months, FDI has had several requests to offer a short course highlighting the most compelling of those that have clear applicability for teaching, research, and outreach. Briefly, Web 2.0 applications are distinctly different from earlier applications of the web in that they don't simply link information together. They link people together; people who are able to share, trade, and collaborate via the Internet. Sometimes called the read/write web, this survey short course will highlight tools that enable this linking of people to accomplish some goal or project. Participants will have time to explore and discuss each tool and will leave the session with a list of tools and resources to apply immediately and explore over time. Social networking, data mashing, media-sharing, blogs, wikis, podcasts, online bookmarking, personalized webpages, photo editing, concept mapping, voice threads, virtual worlds and more will be discussed during this session. This course is open to all faculty, staff and graduate students.