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My Digital Footprint

John Seely Brown

The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

What is Web 2.0?

This collaborative web was named by Tim O'Reilly (2005) in his article ‘What Is Web 2.0’ when he said it ‘refers to a perceived or proposed second generation of web‐based services—such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies—that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users..’ He described the concept of harnessing the ‘collective intelligence of everyone who uses the web to upload, download, add comments, provide feedback, add tags and actively engage in the creation of new knowledge’. As the diversity of sites increases weekly, they share a common feature in providing a high level of user interactivity and participation that expands their value. (C Elliott 2007)

Web 2.0 for content sharing for learning and teaching - briefing paper introducation to Web 2.0 seminar.  Good overview for the novice.

The Super Book of Web 2.0 tools for educators

Educational Networking:
The important role Web 2.0 will play in education