Lisa\’s Weblog

August 9, 2007, 2:32 am
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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

  • Allan
  • Kathryn

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

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