What is Web 2.0?
  • It allows easier information sharing, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web
  • Allows users to have more control over their data
  • Term was coined in 1999 by Darcy DiNucci
  • O'Reilly Media hosted first conference in 2003
    • Argued that "the customers are building the business for you"
    • Wanted to harness text, videos, and pictures to create value

Where is Web 2.0 Used?
  • Podcasting
  • Audio Blogging
  • Tagging
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Social Networking
  • Wikis
  • Media Sharing Sites

Web 1.0 vs. 2.0
Web 1.0
  • Sites are static
    • Provide information, but never change
  • Sites are not interactive
    • Visitors cannot add, alter, or contribute to the site
  • Applications are proprietary
    • Philosophy of Web 1.0 is that users can't see how applications on the site work
Web 2.0
  • Sites are dynamic
    • Account owners can update information (MySpace, Facebook)
  • Sites are interactive
    • Anyone can visit, alter, add, or contribute information
  • Open source program
    • The source code for the application or program is available for free
(http://computer.howstuffworks.com/web-101.htm)

Web 2.0 Application in Education
  • Can engage students in a new way
  • Participate on a more global level
  • More interaction between teachers and students
  • Gives students more opportunities to take learning into their own hands
  • Provides resources that are accessible to anyone, anywhere
  • More interaction and collaboration between teachers

Web 2.0 Criticism
  • Reliability
    • Allows anyone, anywhere to share their opinion regardless of knowledge, credentials or biases,
  • Spam
  • Etiquette
    • Code of conduct on blog or other interactive sites

Opinion of Web 2.0
  • Great way to collaborate and exchange ideas with others (when used correctly)
  • Makes things more user-friendly and interactive
  • Can make people more active learners

This tag cloud is an example of something that uses Web 2.0. It has also come up with a list of words to describe characteristics of Web 2.0.800px-Web_2.0_Map.svg.png

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0#History)