Posts Tagged 'Web 2.0'

Rethinking Education… Together

Collaboration – Participation – Community Building

“…[M]ore of what makes for human welfare depends on
info, knowledge and culture,
and social production and
peer production
is beginning to produce what we need;
software, textbooks, publishing.”

-Yochai Benkler, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Rethinking to Rebuild

Professor Michael Wesch, Head of Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University, 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year and producer of the ground breaking viral video “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us” starts us on a new conversation with “Rethinking Education.”

Key clips in the video includes the contributions of Ray Kurzweil, Bruce Sterling, John Willinsky and more.

We have escaped a previous box, we don’t know where we are..
-Bruce  Sterling

There really requires the commons to come up with some of this stuff.
-Clay Shirky

Why would people construct knowledge…?
-John Willinsky

MWesch Video: Rethinking Education

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Prof. Michael Wesch
Wesch’s Youtube Channel
Landmark video”Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us
Professional: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg
eBook Project: EDUCAUSE, “The Tower and The Cloud

Yochai Benkler
Video: “Open-source economics
Berkman@10: Cooperation (Yochai Benkler, Jimmy Wales)
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/tags/yochaibenkler
Website: www.benkler.org
eBook – PDF: The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
eBook – Online: The Wealth of Networks

Ray Kurzweil
Talks on Bigthink.com: http://bigthink.com/raykurzweil
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil
Website: www.kurzweilai.net

Clay Shirky
How cognitive surplus will change the world
Blog www.shirky.com
Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Shirky
Twitter http://twitter.com/cshirky
Professional http://itp.tisch.nyu.edu/object/ShirkyC.html

Bruce Sterling
Video: The Internet of Things:
On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Sterling
Blog: “Beyond th eBeyond” on Wired.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bruces

John Willinsky
Book: Toward the Design of an Open Monograph Press
Video: Sonoma State Library – Access101 Jonh Willinsky
Website: http://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/willinsk

 

Free knowledge tools: the Wiki way

Jimmy Wales - Wiki Family

Source: Wikimedia Foundation.

Imagine a world in which every single human being
can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

The vision statement atop the Wikimedia Foundation home page says it all.
Wikimedia is the 4th largest website in world.
Yes, fourth.
This nonprofit organization is driven by volunteers from around the world helping the more than 250 million people who use Wikimedia monthly to create content, post photos, videos, and biographies, daily. Creating more than 3.3 million articles, and 21 million pages from over 12 million registered users.
The largest collaboratively edited reference project. includes its sister media sites of:
Wikipedia Wikipedia Written in 264 languages, hosts no advertising,
and its 100% free information to people everywhere in the world.
Wiktionary-logoWiktionary.org
An Open Content, human edited dictionary
Wikibooks-logoWikibooks.org
More than 30,000 English Open-content textbooks, and
more than 800,000 publications in 117 languages
Wikiquote-logoWikiquote.org
A multilingual online open-content compendium of quotations.
Wikiversity-logoWikiversity.org
An Open Language community providing a centre for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities.
Wikispecies-logoWikispecies.org
A free directory of species, covering Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Bacteria, Archaea, Protista and all other forms of life.
…and more Wikis.

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Overheard: Web 1.0 brands on the way out!

Web 2.0 is here

“Web 2.0 brands are on the way in, and Web 1.0 brands
are threatened to be on the way out, unless they find a way
to turbo-charge their offers with social features, provide
mobile access, and add online video to their offers.”

–Karsten Weide, IDC Research VP, Media and Entertainment

A Curious Proposition

What are the benefits in offering “features, mobile and offers”
versus adopting a business model that reflects a social oriented
culture and its communication tools?

In its recent study, IDC‘s 2009/2010 U.S. Online Consumer Survey, the study’s “Abstract” raises a curious supposition:

What makes a Web 2.0 “brand” vs. a Web 2.0 “company?”

The answer is culture.

Are companies allowing consumer technologies and their attitudes toward using them to drive innovation from within? The evidence shows companies as slow to adopt to this change.

Weide’s call-to-action itself rings like a Web 1.0 analytical perspective: of “What works for business,” compared to, “How does the consumer want us to work?”

The latter offers a more Web 2.0 approach. It presumes a malleable business model that seeks to be directly informed of consumer wants and needs, interests and behavior to enable a real time business response using the tools of the day to maximize its business interest. Not just the application of web 2.0 “features” appended to an already outmoded business model.

Business 2.0 vs. marketing your business to look 2.0.

Is your company a Web 2.0 company or a Web 2.0 brand?

Leave your comment here.

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Vinton Cerf: The connected world of 2050

“This sort of immersion goes two ways:
we become immersed in it but the computers
that are a part of our world also become immersed
in our real world.”

-Vinton Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Q & A: Vinton Cerf | Smithsonian.com“, posted with vodpod

Video: “Random Internet Facts” Compelling Information

Were you wowed by “Did You Know?

“Random Internet Facts” presents an enlightening compilation of social media, internet, and consumer statistics. It is as compelling to marketers and business as it is for personal knowledge.

HT to Brad Andersohn for blogging it!

Future learning requires a “vision” today

A perennial favorite since Michael Wesch released it.

Ask yourself , “How are we preparing tomorrow’s leaders today?”

See full video here.

Leave a comment here.

Web 2.0 for Learning Teachers, Parents and Schools

Trying to increase children and youth, and educators’ exposure to internet literacy?

Here’s something teachers, educators, schools, parents and administrators may want to view.

Teachers Guide to Web 2.0

See the full presentation here.


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