This PowerPoint from Mission to Learn describes e-learning 2.0. with a series of diagrams that map the transition from learning 1.0 through 1.5 to 2.0. It gives an overview of the tools that are part of the 2.0 world and suggestions for things you can do with them in your course.
Teaching and Learning in Web 2.0 looks at the evolutions and technologies that created this online network. It was presented by Gardner Campbell at the ELI 2008 conference.
Interesting Web 2.0 Snippets: Each of these 229 slides illustrate an aspect of our new web. You can also find notes and a reference for each slide. The slides are CC licensed, so you can use them in your (non-commercial) presentation.
Web 2.0 and Learning Technologies This wiki book is visual presentation with parts and chapters. It is an extensive look at new technologies and is part of the
Wikibook Online Work (WOW) Project.
9thPeriod.com is an academic-based social network that allows students taking common classes to use Web 2.0 tools to access study materials and get homework help. It's free for educators, students and parents. College and k-12 schools are part of the network.
Cool Tools on a hyperlinked mind map: The links are categories and expand to give the web sites. Click on the icons to the right of the sites to link there. These cool tools for teaching are free and downloadable.
WolframAlpha is Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all
systematic knowledge immediately computable
by anyone. Enter your question or calculation,
and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms
and a growing collection of data to compute the
answer. Based on a new kind of knowledge-
Blogs & Wikis
A blog—shorthand for "Web log"—is an online collection of personal commentary and links. Blogs can be viewed as online journals to which others can respond that are as simple to use as e-mail. The simplicity of creating and maintaining blogs means they can rapidly lead to open discussions.
Faculty are using blogs to express their opinions, promote dialogue in their disciplines, and support teaching and learning; students increasingly use blogs for personal expression and as course requirements. By carefully evaluating blogs' strengths and weaknesses, educators are learning to set guidelines and expectations to maximize blogs' instructional benefits. Structured exercises and clear goals are further enhancing the educational value of blogs.
Put into practice with an understanding of their benefits and limitations, blogs are an increasingly accepted instructional technology tool.
Guide to Blogging. This ELI Discovery Tool explores what blogging is and how it might support teaching and learning. Its simple, accessible information walks you through important areas to consider before adopting blogging:
Examples of how blogging can be used for teaching and learning
Firsthand student perspectives on blogging
Advice on key implementation considerations, including planning issues, engaging stakeholders, and faculty support
Wikis (word is Hawaiian meaning quick) are Web pages that can be viewed and modified by anyone with a Web browser and Internet access. Described as a composition system, a discussion medium, and a repository, wikis support asynchronous communication and group collaboration online.
Their inherent simplicity gives students direct access to their content, which is crucial in group editing or other collaborative activities. Their versioning capability allows them to illustrate the evolution of thought processes as students interact with a site and its contents.
Wikis are also being used as e-portfolios, highlighting their utility as a tool for collection and reflection. They may be the easiest, most effective Web-based collaboration tool in any instructional portfolio.
7 Things You Should Know About Wikis series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning practices and technologies. Each brief focuses on a single practice or technology and describes what it is, how it works, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning.
Wikipedia The Free dynamic encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
Wetpaint Wikis in Educationis a place where educators come together to share tips about using wikis to bring the power of wikis to the learning process. Free wikis, Ask Mr. B, and a Forum - like a wiki starter kit.
7 Things You Should Know About Ning. Ning, an online service where users create their own social networks and join and participate in other networks, lets instructors design and employ social networks to encourage personal interactions that can lead to the creation of new knowledge.
Create Your Own Social Network 7 Steps Download a step by step guide to creating your own social network, as well as looking at some evaluation criteria and some things you should think about before setting up your own network from Nik Peachey's Learning Technology Teacher Development blog.
Busuu - online language learning community, join for free
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a protocol that lets users subscribe to online content using a "reader" or "aggregator." Internet users tend to settle on preferred information sources. RSS allows users to create a list of those sources in an application that automatically retrieves updates, saving users considerable time and effort.
Web publishers use RSS to easily create and distribute news feeds that include links, headlines, and summaries.
The "7 Things You Should Know About RSS " from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). It is concise information that describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning.
Twitter is an online service you join to involve and communicate instantaneously.
It is part blog, part social networking site and part cell phone. The tool allows you to describe what your are thinking at any given moment in 140 characters or less.
7 Things You Should Know About Multi-Touch Interfaces: Multi-touch interfaces are input devices that recognize two or more simultaneous touches, allowing users to interact with computer applications through swipes, pinches, rotations, and other actions that enable richer, more immediate interaction with digital content. Learn how these devices are facilitating collaborative creation at this Educause site.
Mobile Learning: A wiki and links for emerging techniques using mobile learning from proponent, Debi McGuire, Wilkes Community College.
7 Things You Should Know About... The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative's series provides concise information on emerging technologies and related practices. Each brief focuses on a single technology or practice.
Concept Share The ConceptShare workspace is a high performance collaborative environment, designed to give the maximum screen real estate to share and review your designs. The interface allows you to quickly and easily switch between multiple concepts, review and markup, comment, manage participants and chat.
Voicethread is a web-based collaborative network that is simple, and powerful. Images can be annotated with collaborative comments.
Wiggio is a tool used for group work. It shares calendar, email, voice or text messages, files, polling and hosts conferences.
Slideshare FAQs Find Tips and Tricks, tutorials and a video explanation here.
a way to share your presentations with the world. You can add audio, voice narration, music or effects, and share publicly or privately.
You Tube is a free and searchable platform that hosts short videos on every subject imaginable.
My Plick is a slide sharing site that allows you to upload slides and created audio commentary. These are shared and open source.
Quenchmark is a user-generated website with topics, questions, and answers. Quenchmark is the new social networking tool for opinion polls, surveys, and data validation.
WiZIQ offers free live audio and video conferencing and the ability to share content.
Google Docs allow you to share and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Kaltura, a video collaboration and editing program, explained on You Tube.
Kaltura An open-ource platform for video creation, management, interaction, and collaboration.
Kaltura enables any site to integrate advanced interactive rich–media functionalities, including video searching, uploading, importing, editing, annotating, remixing, and sharing.
Drop.io Free online sharing of 100 MB, files, ikmages, links, video, podcasts. Can conference call, share by email, mobile phone, web, fax
Teacher Tube is a free and searchable database of videos produced for and by teachers.
Diigo, a free bookmarking service, is explained on You Tube.
Diigo is a free bookmarking service that lets you highlight text and comment on Web pages. Diigo caches each site so that you can search within text, not just the topic tags. Diigo also allows you to save bookmarks in del.icio.us.
Tagging, Organizing, and Sharing
del.icio.us is a social bookmarking website -- the primary use of del.icio.us is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere, too. On del.icio.us, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.
Directory of Learning Tools: From the Center for Learning and Performance Technologies. This page contains a wide variety of tools that can be used for individual or group mind mapping or brainstorming.
How to Use Mind Maps Article that describes how use a mind map to organize thoughts, see links in concepts, gather resources, and brainstorm ideas.
Eluminate. See how to use this conferencing/teaching tool on You Tube.
EluminatevRoom Real-time collaboration with up to three participants using interactive features such as:
Synchronized web tour.
Live webcam, and
MeBeam, a video conferencing tool, explained on You Tube.
MeBeam adds video chat to Google Talk, text chat, and video conferencing for up to 12.
Yugma offers desktop sharing and collagboration for Mac, PC and Linux.
Dimdim offers synchronized live presentations, whiteboards, web pages, voice and video. No download required. Free recording and archiving. Mac and PC screensharing. Free for up to 20 people.
a chat experience in which you can communicate and express yourself using avatars in your very own space. Choose an avatar and use it to make friends and chat. Create rooms, decorate them to your liking, and make sure to invite your friends over.
Voice Thread provides the platform for group conversations around images, docs, and videos.
Squared 5 Video converter for Mac and PC.video converter, player, editor for MPEG, QuickTime, transport streams, iPod. And is a DivX editor and encoding machine, and even a stream and YouTube downloader -from MPEG StreamClip.
Zamzar Free online file converter, download YouTube videos, podcasts, convert to any file format, up to 100 MB
The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video from your computer to anywhere. Creates Flash files that are housed on a Jing server.
CaptureFox is a Firefox plug-in that captures screen shots, offers easy editing and voice recording. It creates .avi files.
Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
Teacher Tube, a demonstration of where teachers make their videos, on You Tube.
MyUdutu Authoring tool to createlearning simulations, animations, interactive templates, branching with complex scenarios.Supports major graphic, audio, video formats, PowerPoint. Imports into Learning Management System.
Toondoo Choose from templates to create three panel comic strips.