Our Top Twenty Web 2.0 Applications
Used in Higher Education
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
Bit.ly - 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:
Please contact Burks or Ray if you have any questions about any of these Web 2.0 applications.
last updated 1 October 2009