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Another Web 2.0 Class Tomorrow



I’m teaching another one of my 4-hour Introduction to Web 2.0 classes tomorrow, and I’m changing it up a bit.

Defining the conept of Web 2.0 to primarily non-techie librarians is HARD! So this time, I’m going into a bit more detail. This time, I have the class broken down this way:

1. Brief intro to web 2.0 through a couple of definitions and a little discussion
2. A new “Glue of Web 2.0″ section, where I list commonalities of many web 2.0 products, like:

  • RSS feeds
  • ability to tag
  • ability to comment
  • user supplied content
  • web as platform
  • mashups

… and I will give examples for each of those sections.

3. Then I’ll jump into specifics, and cover blogs, feed readers, flickr, bookmark managers, etc.


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  • http://librarygarden.blogspot.com/ JanieH

    Your class outline looks terrific — logical sequeence and a good blend of theoretical and practical.
    I know what you mean about the challenge of explain Web 2.0 to non-techie staff as I had this very conversation this morning with several colleagues after our staff meeting. It was an impromptu discussion that occured (literally) by the water cooler. I like your list of “glue” attributes and think I might borrow that next time I am trying to explain the difference between a 2.0 and 1.0 site.
    I look forward to your update on how the new outline works!

  • http://librarygarden.blogspot.com JanieH

    Your class outline looks terrific — logical sequeence and a good blend of theoretical and practical.
    I know what you mean about the challenge of explain Web 2.0 to non-techie staff as I had this very conversation this morning with several colleagues after our staff meeting. It was an impromptu discussion that occured (literally) by the water cooler. I like your list of “glue” attributes and think I might borrow that next time I am trying to explain the difference between a 2.0 and 1.0 site.
    I look forward to your update on how the new outline works!

  • http://www.davidleeking.com david king

    Thanks! I’ll let everyone knows how the class goes.

  • http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/ amanda

    great outline, David. I recently started doing the “glue” thing too, and to good effect. I find that RSS especially is one of those things that really needs context to be understood, and when your course attendees see it in so many different contexts, it really registers!

  • http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net amanda

    great outline, David. I recently started doing the “glue” thing too, and to good effect. I find that RSS especially is one of those things that really needs context to be understood, and when your course attendees see it in so many different contexts, it really registers!

  • http://www.davidleeking.com/ david king

    Thanks! I'll let everyone knows how the class goes.