My 25 Years of Ed Tech

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

1995 – The Web Also: Plato, the Home Page In 1995 I started at Assiniboine Community College. With a year of so we had created our first web-based course, 'Introduction to Instruction', with professor Shirley Chapman. 2005 – Video Also: OpenID, E-Learning 2.0 2006 – Web 2.0

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. By some definitions, just about all Web 2.0 tools are a form of social networking, but for this module we’re going to focus on “ego-centric&# social networks, those that are focused on individuals, as opposed to networks that build up around objects, such as Delicious, Flickr, Slideshare, etc.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

How do I search for information?”. Some schools are comfortable encouraging students, faculty, and adminstratoin to use consumer apps on the open web. A handful of universities have adopted some aspects of web 2.0 The tools of the social web are in constant flux. The ease of assembling software applications from plug-and-play modules and checkboxes has led numerous faculty members to build social network systems in-house.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Second, it created the idea that these content modules orchunks were sharable. The same vendors thatsold these tools - companies like Microsoft and Adobe - sold web production andviewing tools. This leads us next to the fourth generation, paradoxicallycalled web 2.0 - and in the field of online learning, e-learning 2.0. The core ideas of web 2.0 Web 2.0 The core technology of web 2.0 E-learning 2.0 E-learning 2.0

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

one FACEBOOK) - scruffy works: let the links fail to make it scale - democracy rules: open, free and universal (it''s an experiment that can never be rerun (but there''s ways we could kill it) - but we lost (for a time) conceptial and contextual - the semantic web - missing links - search engines fill the gap - "You couldn''t build Google until there was enough of the web to make it." - the web is a network of netword that grows because we put stuff on it - web 2.0,

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As web-based applications become more widely available, however, more specialized and customizable operating environments will be available to users. Smith, 2008) Meanwhile, Nintendo is making the Wii gaming system a web application that streams videos from the BBC. A widget is a piece of code – typically written in Flash or Javascript – that resides on a desktop or web page and performs a specific function. The second is the concept of ‘Web 2.0Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training" (Defense Link News)

Mark Oehlert

For example, one of the portal’s first offerings, the Joint Individual Augmentee Module, will replace a week-long resident course that was offered in Suffolk, Va. Rather than receiving orders to attend the resident school, students will receive orders directing them to a specific Web site and telling them how to access the coursework. books futures Web 2.0

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