Sloan-C Online Workshop on
Web 2.0 in Higher Education

Our Top Twenty Web 2.0 Applications
Used in Higher Education

Burks Oakley II
Ray Schroeder

VoiceThread - group conversations are collected and shared in one place

Twitter - social networking and micro-blogging service; useful for creating a "personal learning network"

Blogger - website for creating and publishing blogs

Diigo - a powerful research tool and knowledge-sharing community

Jing - great screen capture utility - create "screencasts" with video of your computer screen - shorten long URL's and include the shortened URL in a Twitter "tweet"

Doodle - schedule an event or create a poll

LinkedIn - social networking software

Google - a suite of Web 2.0 applications that can be used with online teaching

Google Wave - we predict that this will be transformative when it becomes widely used

Wikispaces - a collaborative website discussing Web 2.0 applications in higher education that anyone can edit

Slidecast - streaming presentations on the web

iTunes - software for subscribing to podcasts

Audacity - software for creating and editing mp3 audio files [tutorial on how to use Audacity]

Podcasting - a detailed tutorial on how to create a podcast and an associated RSS feed

Facebook - the most famous social networking site on the web

YouTube - video sharing on the web

TinyChat - videoconferencing on the web

RSS - Subscribe to a blog using an RSS "aggregator"

Ning - Ning is a platform for creating your own social network.

Other Web 2.0 sites to vist:

Oakley's IEEE presentations on blogs, wikis, RSS, and podcasting [Note:  if you can't view the slides and hear the audio, try a different browser.]

Please contact Burks or Ray if you have any questions about any of these Web 2.0 applications.

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last updated 1 October 2009