UAB Web 2.0 Information

Darcy DiNucci first coined the term Web 2.0 in the article "Fragmented Future" in a 1999 edition of Print magazine, in which she predicted that collaboration and interactivity would be the key to the web of the future. Websites at the end of the 20th century were still largely non-interactive and contained static web content, which DiNucci refered to as the "embryonic web". The term really took wing at the 2004 O'Reilly Media Conference, in which open-source advocate Tim O'Reilly promoted the idea. Web 2.0 refers to a broad range of web-based applications that emphasize collaboration and information-sharing. Many online communities, hosted web sites, social networking platforms, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups (web pages that dynamically draw data from a variety of different sources, such as databases) and folksonomies (knowledge bases generated from collaborative tagging or indexing) make up the current world of Web 2.0.

Though it is debatable whether Web 2.0 is the starting point of a truly different Internet, applications developed for social interaction clearly marks a strong move from non-interactive, static web sites, and from websites from which a single entity broadcasts static information, to websites for which information is dynamically, socially constructed and streamed.

For educators, Web 2.0 may provide a different, and in many ways improved, means of teaching and learning. Strongly held principles of student-centered, collaborative learning are part and parcel of Web 2.0's intent to create a democratic web, in which all have a voice and a part in knowlege building. This page contains information about and some examples of Web 2.0 technologies, as well as contact information for experienced users of these technologies.

NOTE: The topics and list of experienced users are growing. If you would like to add to this list in any way, sharing information or being a topic expert, please contact Terry Harrington at tharring@uab.edu"> tharring@uab.edu.

TOPICS


Facebook

Facebook - is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.

Facebook for Education

http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2008/08/19/facebook-in-education/
http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.com/2008/02/wiki-on-facebook-for-education.html
http://venturebeat.com/2007/12/03/facebook-education-app-gets-funding/
http://www.openeducation.net/2007/10/11/the-changing-facebook-of-education

UAB Facebook Experienced Users

Craig Beard (cbeard@uab.edu">cbeard@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Brooke Becker (babecker@uab.edu">babecker@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Dana Hettich (dhettich@uab.edu">dhettichdhettich@uab.edu">@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Sarah Jamison (sjamison@uab.edu">sjamison@uab.edu) - HR Training and Development
Heather Martin (hmartin@uab.edu">hmartin@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library
Gabe Rios (grios@uab.edu">grios@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library

 


Facebook Applications

Facebook Applications - programs developed specifically for Facebook. These are programs used to add functionality to Facebook.

Facebook Applications for Education

http://www.collegedegree.com/library/college-life/15-facebook-apps-perfect-for-online-education
http://www.facebook.com/apps/directory.php#/apps/directory.php?app_type=0&;category=200
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/05/14/sync
http://www.bestfacebookapplications.com/category/education-applications/
http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2007/10/facebook-as-learning-platform.html

UAB Facebook Apps Experienced Users

Greg Caudle (gcaudle@uab.edu">gcaudle@uab.edu) - School of Public Health
Lisa Ennis (lennis@uab.edu">lennis@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library

 


Twitter

Twitter - a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages (of up to 140 characters)
known as 'tweets'.

Twitter for Education

http://cooper-taylor.com/blog/2008/08/50-ideas-on-using-twitter-for-education/
http://web20teach.blogspot.com/2007/08/twitter-tweets-for-higher-education.html
http://twitter.com/Education
http://chronicle.com/blogPost/A-Professor-s-Tips-for-Using/3643
http://teachingtechnology.suite101.com/article.cfm/using_twitter_to_break_down_classroom_isolation

UAB Twitter Experienced Users

Dana Hettich (dhettich@uab.edu">dhettichdhettich@uab.edu">@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Sarah Jamison (sjamison@uab.edu">sjamison@uab.edu) - HR Training and Developlment
Gabe Rios (grios@uab.edu">grios@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library


MySpace

MySpace - a social networking service, similar to Facebook.

MySpace for Education

http://www.wired.com/culture/education/news/2007/04/myspaceforschool
http://www.myspace.com/iste_org
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2007/nov/05/link.students
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2007/06/how_not_to_use_myspace_in_the.html

UAB MySpace Experienced Users

Sarah Jamison (sjamison@uab.edu">sjamison@uab.edu) - HR Training and Developlment

 


Flickr

Flickr - an online photo management and sharing application.

Flickr for Education

http://web20-instruction.wikispaces.com/Using+Flickr+for+Instruction
http://www.jakesonline.org/flickrinclassroom.pdf
//www.flickr.com/groups/33384223@N00/discuss/28846/">http://www.flickr.com/groups/33384223@N00/discuss/28846/
http://www.kqed.org/quest/blog/2009/04/03/using-the-online-photo-community-flickr-for-science-education/
http://www.teach42.com/2006/08/30/flickr-in-education-students-thoughts-on-the-subject/

UAB Flickr Experienced Users

Jason Baker (jbb42@uab.edu">jbb42@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library
CJ Bryant (cjbryant@uab.edu">cjbryant@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library
Dana Hettich (dhettich@uab.edu">dhettichdhettich@uab.edu">@uab.edu) - Sterne Library

 


Del.icio.us

Del.icio.us - a social bookmarking service for storing, sharing and discovering web bookmarks. Users tag each bookmark with
tags with freely chosen index terms (sometimes called folksonomy)

Del.icio.us for Education

http://www.scribd.com/doc/212002/Using-delicious-In-Education
http://doteduguru.com/id92-social-survey-delicious.html
http://onlinesapiens.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/using-delicious-in-education/
http://www.slideshare.net/ggrosseck/using-delicious-in-education
http://information-age-education.com/5-things-you-need-to-know-before-using-delicious-a-social-bookmark/

UAB Del.icio.us Experienced Users

CJ Bryant (cjbryant@uab.edu">cjbryant@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library
Dana Hettich (dhettich@uab.edu">dhettichdhettich@uab.edu">@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Heather Martin (hmartin@uab.edu">hmartin@uab.edu) - Sterne Library

 


Blogs

Blogs - a contraction of "weblog", are types of websites usually maintained by individuals with regular commentary entries and often
providing a way to create user feedback.

Blogs for Education

http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100-education-blogs
http://www.techteachers.com/blogs.htm
http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=36898&;CFID=22258058&CFTOKEN=74258017
http://tep.uoregon.edu/shared/blogswikispodcasts/BlogsInEducation.pdf
http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2009/04/blogs-in-education.html
http://www.adultlearn.com/blogs-education.html
http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/blogs/index.html
http://education.nationaljournal.com

UAB Blog Experienced Users

Craig Beard (cbeard@uab.edu">cbeard@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Brooke Becker (babecker@uab.edu">babecker@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Lisa Ennis (lennis@uab.edu">lennis@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library
Dana Hettich (dhettich@uab.edu">dhettichdhettich@uab.edu">@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Pat Higginbottom (phiggin@uab.edu">phiggin@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library
Sarah Jamison (sjamison@uab.edu">sjamison@uab.edu) - HR Training and Development
Heather Martin (hmartin@uab.edu">hmartin@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Andrea Reiber (amc@uab.edu">amc@uab.edu) - Media Relations

 


Wikis

Wikis - websites using wiki software, which enables the easy creation and maintenance of interlinked web pages, usually using a WYSIWYG
text editor

Wikis for Education

http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/
http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/How+we+use+wikis+in+class
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1149453.1149479
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1104973.1104983
http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1296951.1296958
http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/wikiedu/
http://www.scienceofspectroscopy.info/edit/index.php?title=Using_wiki_in_educatio

UAB Wiki Experienced Users

Diann Weartherly (dweather@uab.edu">dweatherly@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Pat Higginbottom (phiggin@uab.edu">phiggin@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library
Gabe Rios (grios@uab.edu">grios@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library

 


Meebo

Meebo - a web platform used to fuse any number of Instant Messenger services so that users can combine their "buddy lists" and
communicate with "buddies" from one central location.

Meebo for Education

http://www.slideshare.net/BobBertsch/creating-web-page-chats-using-meebo-presentation
http://www.webbit.com/2009/01/instant-messaging-on-your-blog-using-meebo-and-adium/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2568837/
http://newsblaze.com/story/2005100522000400001.mwir/topstory.html
http://library20.ning.com/forum/topics/515108:Topic:21235?page=1&commentId=515108%3AComment%3A22115&x=1#515108Comment22115

UAB Meebo Experienced Users

Heather Martin (hmartin@uab.edu">hmartin@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Lee Vucovich (lvucovi@uab.edu">lvucovi@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library

 


ITunes

iTunes - a proprietary digital media player application, used for playing and organizing music and video files.

iTunes for Education

http://213.232.94.135/ipodined/e107_files/downloads/usingitunesweb.pdf
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7655266.stm
http://www.faughnan.com/ibook.html#iPodCME
http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Textbook-Company-Tries-Putting/2599
http://www.cnet.com.au/stanford-using-itunes-to-take-lectures-global-240058042.htm

UAB iTunes Experienced Users

Brooke Becker (babecker@uab.edu">babecker@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Pat Higginbottom (phiggin@uab.edu">phiggin@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library
Lee Vucovich (lvucovi@uab.edu">lvucovi@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library

 


Podcasting

Podcasting - a series of digital media (audio or video) files that are released episodically and downloaded by users through web syndication. Note: iTunes is a great tool for subscribing to podcasts.

Podcasting for Education

http://volkerh.public.iastate.edu/projects/podcasting/01podcasts_in_education.html
http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/blankenship-podcasting
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/25/technology/techspecial2/25podcast.html
There's Something in the Air: Podcasting in Education
http://hii.rsmjournals.com/cgi/reprint/60/1/7.pdf

UAB Podcasting Experienced Users

Terry Harrington (tharring@uab.edu">tharring@uab.edu) - ITIT 
Lee Vucovich (lvucovi@uab.edu">lvucovi@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library

 


Netvibes

NetVibes - a multi-lingual, AJAX-based personalized start page or personal web portal, similar to Pageflakes, My Yahoo!, Alot.com, iGoogle and Microsoft Live.

NetVibes for Education

http://edtechservices.com/blog/netvibes
http://www.netvibes.com/wrwarrick/tab/Education#Education
http://wiki.itap.purdue.edu/display/Social/Netvibes+Lesson+Plan+for+Elementary+Education
http://community.elearners.com/blogs/kaplan_management_degree/archive/2007/05/17/Using-Netvibes-RSS-Syndication-For-Information.aspx
http://www.slideshare.net/sathlibraries/using-netvibes-to-create-a-current-awareness-service-in-healthcare
http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/2009/03/using-netvibes-in-business-intelligence.html

UAB NetVibes Experienced Users

CJ Bryant (cjbryant@uab.edu">cjbryant@uab.edu) - Lister Hill Library

 


RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds - Really Simple Syndication is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated information from blog entries, news headlines, audio and video into a standard format.

RSS for Education

http://weblogg-ed.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/RSSFAQ4.pdf
http://www.flairandsquare.com/wordpress/archives/3
http://www.feedforall.com/academia-and-rss.htm
http://www.slideshare.net/leonardstern/rss-in-education
http://www.teachinghacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/RSS%20Ideas%20for%20Educators111.pdf

UAB RSS Experienced Users

Terry Harrington (tharring@uab.edu">tharring@uab.edu) - ITIT
Dana Hettich (dhettich@uab.edu">dhettichdhettich@uab.edu">@uab.edu) - Sterne Library

 


YouTube

YouTube - a video-sharing website from which users can upload and share video files.

YouTube for Education

http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/columnists/dyck/dyck016.shtml
http://esl.about.com/od/listeninglessonplans/a/youtube.htm
http://www.smartteaching.org/blog/2008/08/100-best-youtube-videos-for-teachers/
http://www.techforschools.com/handouts/youtubeineducation.pdf
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/subhajitbanerjee/9306845/YouTube_brings_education_to_the_masses/

UAB YouTube Experienced Users

Dana Hettich (dhettich@uab.edu">dhettichdhettich@uab.edu">@uab.edu) - Sterne Library
Andrea Reiber (amc@uab.edu">amc@uab.edu) - Media Relations

 


Video Production

Video Production - creation of video content, from filming to editing. Note: while this topic has some overlap with iTunes
and YouTube, video production is independent of either.

Video Production for Education

http://powayusd.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/projects/edtechcentral/digitalstorytelling/default.htm
http://enhancinged.wgbh.org/formats/video/classprod.html
http://www.eschoolnews.com/resources/video-how-to/
http://www.adobe.com/education/hed/resources/video/

UAB Video Experienced Users

Tim Cook (timcook@uab.edu">timcook@uab.edu) -School of Public Health
Tammy Edwards (yevette@uab.edu">yevette@uab.edu) - ITIT
Andrea Reiber (amc@uab.edu">amc@uab.edu) - Media Relations

October 22, 2012

ePortfolios

UAB ePortfolio by eInstruction Logo

At UAB, "We envision students using an electronic portfolio as an integral part of their education to reflect on learning, to integrate their knowledge, to learn more deeply, to shape curricular choices and goals, and to showcase skills and accomplishments." (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Workshop, February, 2008).


An ePortfolio (electronic portfolio) is a purposeful and meaningful collection of work which can include text and media files. Several portfolios can be created to serve different purposes. Each ePortfolio has a purpose and is formatted by its owner to match designated requirements.

Students can showcase skills and accomplishments for prospective employers or entrance to graduate/professional programs. The ePortfolio can also serve as a personal archive of documents.

Used in a course or program curriculum, ePortfolios can demonstrate student's achievement of required course or program competencies/outcomes as well as the process of getting there.

UAB has selected TaskStream as the campus supported ePortfolio solution. For more information about TaskStream and to setup an account contact Terry Harrington in UAB Instructional Technology (tharring@uab.edu 205-934-0417).

To participate in the "ePortfolios: A Hands-On Introduction" event, please visit the Training and Educational Offerings page for a listing of session dates and times.


Students

  • Introduction
  • The UAB's ePortfolio
  • How to obtain an account
  • Training
  • Resources
  • Support
  • Examples and Additional Resources
  • Comments
  • Faculty

  • Introduction
  • Examples
  • UAB's ePortfolio
  • How to obtain an account
  • Getting Started
  • Training
  • Support and Mentoring
  • Student Enrollment Process
  • Additional Resources
  • Comments

  • *Authentication is required for additional information


    Link to full clicker website/information

    October 19, 2012

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