I do think building rich internet applications is an important part of web 2.0. I don't want to dismiss it, because we are able to build richer application platforms today. But it's ultimately about network effects, and where do you build services that get better the more people use them? And it's also about the databases that get created as a result of those network effects.
As we talk about Web 2.0 tools, one point I want to stress is that we need to remember that it’s not about the specific tools themselves that we use with students, but why, and when the tool is needed. Ideally there also needs to be a culture within the school that values technology use in the classroom. As a former school principal, I can guarantee you that the leadership in the school must also be modeling the use of technology, providing professional development in this area, and seek to build a school community that enables and values the effective use of technology for teaching and learning.
In the spirit of technology for teaching, I want to offer you 8 great Web 2.0 educational tools that I encourage you to seek out, practice with, and learn to incorporate into your work in the classroom. Will it take time to learn to use these tools? Yes. Are the benefits worth the time? Absolutely!
However, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t salivating over the opportunity to make another Thesis tutorial video and hopefully rack in those commissions like I did in 2009.
Tim O'Reilly: One of the big changes at the heart of web 2.0 is the shift from the creation of software artifacts, which is what the PC revolution was about, to the creation of software services. These are services that ultimately, if they are successful, will require competencies of operation, of scale, and the like.
Organizers expect between 7,000 and 10,000 people to check out the conference's 120 exhibitors and seven educational tracks, covering topics from the elementary (web 2.0 fundamentals) to the complex and critical (web operations). O'Reilly describes it as a "how-to conference for web 2.0 developers."
Tim O'Reilly addresses the crowd at ETech in March 2007.
Photo: It's not too late to get on the "web 2.0" bandwagon, says publishing magnate Tim O'Reilly, who coined the term. And if you're wondering what it takes to build a web 2.0 startup, O'Reilly has just the conference for you – the .
LOL, yeah I remember the days when Thesis was revolutionary and game-changing for WP users but something definitely went wrong with 2.0 — especially if you are not tech savvy.
Use of Web 2.0 tools in teaching & learning: Specifically, researching the use of social network sites for language learning by college ESL students.
Was this post recent or a while back? I remember this post, yet there two posts on it today? That said, when this post was written you were kinda right, it was a big change, however it was revolutionary, and over the past year, the evolution to 2.1 has made a MASSIVE difference. I still wouldn’t use anything else! My two pence for you. 2.0 is OOOLLLD!! 2.1+ is the best thing since sliced bread.
Yeah good point Clay. I guess it helps to get your mindset into the html/css box theory, and also the DIYThemes docs for 2.1 are decent, when 2.0 launched there was nothing to help.
Was this post recent or a while back? I remember this post, yet there two posts on it today? That said, when this post was written you were kinda right, it was a big change, however it was revolutionary, and over the past year, the evolution to 2.1 has made a MASSIVE difference. I still wouldn’t use anything else! My two pence for you. 2.0 is OOOLLLD!! 2.1+ is the best thing since sliced bread. 🙂
Although, I have a feeling there will be better Thesis packages, skins and releases down the line that will make Thesis 2.0 much more user friendly. Perhaps I’ll give it another try later.
We spoke with O'Reilly this week to find out what's in store at the show, the current state of the much-hyped "web 2.0" terminology and his current thoughts on civility in the blogosphere.