1. What is Web 2.0?

"Web 2.0 is a term describing changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web."


Web 2.0 Map

The Machine is Us/ing Us

Understanding Web 2.0

Web 2.0: New tools, new schools -- Gwen Solomon, Lynne Schrum, ISTE

What's Next After Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 Awards

What is Web 2.0

Everything You Need to Know About Web 2.0

Comparison of old and new ways of working
 Web 1.0  Web 2.0
 Application based  Web based
 Isolated  Collaborative
 Offline  Online
 Licensed or purchased Free
 Single creator  Multiple collaborators
 Proprietary code  Open source
 Copyrighted content  Shared content
Solomon, G., & Schrum, L. (2007). Web 2.0: New tools, new schools. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.

"Writing should be for others to read.  In classroom, most writing is only for the teacher's eyes.  Bog writing for schools can become a real-life experience in the writing process--draft, edit, revise, publish--with the capabilities of getting responses from others beyond the teacher."
Ramaswami, R. (2008). The prose (and a few cons, too) of blogging. T.H.E. Journal, 35(11), 20-25.

Imperatore, C. (2009). What you need to know about web 2.0. Techniques, 83(9), 20-23.
Rhoades, E. B., Friedel, C. R., & Morgan, A. C. (2009). Can web 2.0 improve our collaboration? Techniques, 83(9), 24-27.