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					Emerging Technologies Matrix for Adult Education
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Tool Name                          URL                                             CommentsDescription




                                                                                                                                           Asynchonous




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo & Video Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Synchronous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Website Creation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wikis
                                                                                                                                                         Audio

                                                                                                                                                                 Blogging



                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mashups
                                                                                                                                                                            Cellphone/Mlearning



                                                                                                                                                                                                            Microblogging

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Online File Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Social Networking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Social Tagging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Project Collaboration
* = costs money




Adobe Buzzword*                  www.adobe.com/acom/buzzword/                     online word processor                                   X
Adobe Connect Now*               http://www.adobe.com/acom/connectnow/            web-conferencing                                                       X                                                                  X                                                 X                                                          X

Blip.TV                          http://blip.tv/                                  Hosting for videobloggers, podcasts, and other          X                                                                                                       X                          X                    X                   X
                                                                                  original content, allowing users to crosspost content

Blogger                          www.blogger.com/                                  Free blog publishing tool from Google                  X                      X                                                          X                     X                                               X                                                   X
Blogtalkradio                    www.blogtalkradio.com/                           create free talk radio podcasts and listen to           X              X                                                                                                                                        X
                                                                                  thousands of original talk radio shows
Boolify                          http://www.boolify.org                           demonstrates the logic of boolean search                X                                                                                                                                                                           X
                                 http://www.bravenet.com/                         Web hosting, website builder, discussion lists          X                                                                                                                                                                                                           X
Bravenet
Brizzly                          http://brizzly.com/                              Brizzly is a reader that works with Twitter and         X                                                                 X                                                                                     X
                                                                                  Facebook. It simplifies your browsing and updating
                                                                                  experience, while adding a few nifty extras. We'll
                                                                                  take some of the work out of keeping up to date with
                                                                                  the people, trends and news you want to know
                                                                                  about.
Community Zero*                  http://ramius.net/products/cz/                   Private online communities                              X                                                                                 X                                                X                    X
Curriki                          http://www.curriki.org/                          wiki platform for teachers to share curriculum          X                                                                                                                                  X                    X

Delicious                        http://delicious.com/                            social bookmarking                                      X                                                                                                                                  X                    X                   X
Diigo                            www.diigo.com/                                   research tool and a knowledge-sharing community         X                                                                                                                                                       X                   X

DimDim                           https://estore.dimdim.com/user/signup            web meeting platform                                                   X                                                                  X                                                X                                                           X
Doodle                           http://www.doodle.com                            Tool to poll members about meeting time and other       X                                                                                                                                  X
                                                                                  topics
Dropbox                          https://www.dropbox.com/                         Share large files                                       X                                                                                 X
EduBlogs                         http://edublogs.org/                             Hosting for educators                                   X                      X                                                          X                                                                                                                         X
Educational Wikis                http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/          How to use wikis in education                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         X

Evernote                         www.evernote.com/                                organize your thoughts, documents, and ideas            X                                 X                                               X                     X

Facebook                         http://facebook.com                              social networking                                       X                                 X                                                                     X                          X                    X                   X                  X            X
Flickr                           HTTP://WWW.FLCKR.COM                             photo sharing                                           X                                                                                                       X                          X                    X                   X
Freeconference                   www.freeconference.com/                          free service for you to meet by telephone with your                                                                                                                                                                                                    X
                                                                                  customers, relatives or colleagues.
Google Alerts                    www.google.com/alerts                            email updates of the latest relevant Google results     X                                                                                                                                                       X
                                                                                  (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or
                                                                                  topic
Google Buzz                      http://www.google.com/buzz                       Start conversations about the things you find           X                                                                 X                                     X
                                                                                  interesting. Share updates, photos, videos and more
                                                                                  with your friends.




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Tool Name                     URL                                 CommentsDescription




                                                                                                                          Asynchonous




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo & Video Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Synchronous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Website Creation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wikis
                                                                                                                                        Audio

                                                                                                                                                Blogging



                                                                                                                                                                                 Mashups
                                                                                                                                                           Cellphone/Mlearning



                                                                                                                                                                                           Microblogging

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Online File Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Social Networking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Social Tagging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Project Collaboration
* = costs money




Google Docs                   www.docs.google.com/                Create and edit web-based documents ,                   X                                                                                X
                                                                  spreadsheets, and presentations. Store documents
                                                                  online and access them from any computer.

Google Earth                  www.earth.google.com/               See and use images of the earth                         X                                                                                                      X                                               X                   X
Google Groups                 www.groups.google.com/              Searchable archive of more than 700 million Usenet      X                                                                                                                                  X                   X
                                                                  postings from a period of more than 20 years.

Google maps                   www.maps.google.com/                see and use maps                                        X                                                                                                      X                                               X                   X
Google Reader                 www.google.com/reader               RSS (Really ) reader, checks for subscribes feeds       X                                                                                                                                                      X

Google Talk                   http://www.google.com/talk/         web-based application for instant messaging and                       X                  X                                                                                                                     X                                      X
                                                                  voice over internet protocol (VOIP)
Google wave                   www.wave.google.com/                real-time communication and collaboration. ... Then     X                                                      X                                                                          X                    X                                      X
                                                                  playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who
                                                                  said what and when.
Hulu                          www.hulu.com/                       Free online video service that offers hit TV shows      X                                                                                                      X                                                                   X

Identi.ca                     http://identi.ca/                   A social microblogging service similar to Twitter,      X                                                                X                                                                                     X
                                                                  built on open source tools and open standards.
                                                                  Allows users to send text-based posts up to 140
                                                                  characters
iPadio                        www.ipadio.com/                     takes any phone call and streams it live on the web,    X                                                                                                                                                      X                                      X
                                                                  makes phonecasts and phlogs simple and
                                                                  immediate.
Jaiku                         www.jaiku.com/                      Create your own microblog and connect with your         X                                                                X                                                                                     X
                                                                  friends. Post from the Web, by SMS, or from desktop
                                                                  clients. Add comments, use icons, link Webfeeds.

Linked-in                     www.linkedin.com/                   professional online network                             X                                                                                                                                                      X
MLearning.org                 http://www.m-learning.org/          information about mobile-learning, best practices,                                       X
                                                                  research and free resources brought to you by
                                                                  Tribal's Digital Learning Studio!

MLearnopedia                  http://cc.mlearnopedia.com/         mLearnopedia content community collects and                                              X                                                                                                                     X
                                                                  organizes the best information from around the web
                                                                  that will help you learn and stay current on mobile
                                                                  learning.
Mr Tweet                      http://mrtweet.com/                 Helps you to find twitter accounts to follow based on   X
                                                                  your interests
MySpace                       http://www.myspace.com/nelightful   social networking                                       X             X                                                                                        X                                               X                                      X
Ning*                         http://www.ning.com/                online community for your group. Provides many          X                                                                                                      X                          X                    X                                                   X
                                                                  collaboration tools. Many layout options.
                                                                  Brandingpossible.
OfficeZilla                   http://www.officezilla.com/         share calendars, files, forums and more in a secure     X                                                                                X                                                 X                   X
                                                                  and private web place with no limits, ads, or fees.




Web 2.0 Tools for Adult Ed.                                                                      NIFL LINCS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2
Tool Name                     URL                                        CommentsDescription




                                                                                                                                  Asynchonous




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo & Video Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Synchronous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Website Creation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wikis
                                                                                                                                                Audio

                                                                                                                                                        Blogging



                                                                                                                                                                                         Mashups
                                                                                                                                                                   Cellphone/Mlearning



                                                                                                                                                                                                   Microblogging

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Online File Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Social Networking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Social Tagging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Project Collaboration
* = costs money




Pageflakes                    www.pageflakes.com                         individualized "homepage" you can share                  X                                                      X                                                                                               X
PBWorks                       www.pbworks.com                            Online Team Collaboration: shared workspaces for         X                                                                                X                                                X                    X
                                                                         working with colleagues, clients, and partners

Picasa                        www.picasa.google.com/                     organize, edit, and share your photos                    X                                                                                                      X                          X                    X                   X
Picnik                        http://www.picnik.com/                     Easy way to edit photos (great for making your           X                                                                                                      X                                               X
                                                                         profile photo special)
Plurk                         http://www.plurk.com/                      Share your life easily with friends, family and fans.    X                                                                X                                     X                                               X

Podcast Assistant             http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/au podcast creation                                           X             X                                                                                                                                        X
                              dio/podcastassistant.html
Poll Everywhere               www.polleverywhere.com/                  Audience Response System that uses audience                X                                X                                                                                                X
                                                                       mobile phones or the web. Features live, animated
                                                                       charts in PowerPoint and on the web

Portaportal.com               www.portaportal.com/                       web based bookmarking utility that lets you store        X                                                                                                                                                      X                   X
                                                                         links to your favorite websites online
Posterous                     http://posterous.com/                      Blog application that focuses on posting via email       X                     X                                                                                X                                               X                                                   X

Present.ly                    http://www.presently.com/                  Give employees the ability to privately collaborate      X                                                                X                                                                                     X
                                                                         with colleagues, post status updates

Read Please                   www.readplease.com/                        Software that allows your computer to talk - with                      X                  X                                                                                                                                                            X
                                                                         AT&T Natural Voices - Let the web talk to you with
                                                                         this easy and free software that reads

Rebtel                        http://www.rebtel.com/                     low-cost international calls on your mobile phone.                     X                  X                                                                                                                                                            X

RSS Feed                                                                 brings news feeds to you by subscribing to Real          X                                                                                                                                                      X
                                                                         Simple Syndication
Screenr                       www.screenr.com/                           Instant screencasts for Twitter. Now you can create      X                                                                X                                     X                                               X
                                                                         screencasts for your followers as easily as you tweet.

Scribblar                     www.scribblar.com/                         free online collaboration tool that features live        X                                                                                X                                                 X                   X                                      X
                                                                         audio, chat, whiteboard and image sharing
                                                                         capabilities, amongst other things
Scribd                        http://www.scribd.com                      social publishing company in the world, the Website      X                                                                                X
                                                                         where tens of millions of people each month publish
                                                                         and discover original writings and documents

Second Life                   www.secondlife.com/                        3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect                                                                                                                                        X                    X                                      X
                                                                         and create using free voice and text chat.

Seesmic                       http://seesmic.com/                        Desktop application to manage your twitter account       X                                                                X
                                                                         without having to log into your twitter account




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Tool Name                     URL                               CommentsDescription




                                                                                                                        Asynchonous




                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo & Video Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Synchronous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Website Creation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wikis
                                                                                                                                      Audio

                                                                                                                                              Blogging



                                                                                                                                                                               Mashups
                                                                                                                                                         Cellphone/Mlearning



                                                                                                                                                                                         Microblogging

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Online File Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Social Networking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Social Tagging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Project Collaboration
* = costs money




Send this file                www.sendthisfile.com              send and receive large files to and from anyone,        X                                                                                X
                                                                anywhere
Shutterfly                    www.shutterfly.com/               Create photo books, personalize photo cards &           X                                                                                                      X                                               X
                                                                stationery, and share photos with family and friends

Skype                         http://www.skype.com/             voice over internet protocol (VoIP)                                   X                  X                                                                     X                                               X                                      X
Slideshare                    www.slideshare.net/               share powerpoint presentations                          X                                                                                X                     X                          X                    X
Snapgroups                    http://www.snapgroups.com/        create chat groups                                                                                                                                                                        X                    X                                      X
Socialcast                    http://www.socialcast.com/        microblogging for workgroups                            X                                                                X                                                                X                    X
StagedProject                 www.stagedproject.com/            make your own animated movie                            X                                                                                                      X
StatusNet (formerly           http://status.net/                StatusNet is the open source microblogging              X                                                                X                                                                                     X
Laconi.ca)                                                      platform that helps you share and connect in real-
                                                                time within your own domain.
Stock Xchange                 www.sxc.hu/                       photography community - browse our huge gallery         X                                                                                                      X                                               X                   X
                                                                for high quality stock photos or share yours with
                                                                others
StumbleUpon                   www.stumbleupon.com               Free web-browser extension which acts as an             X                                                                                                                                                      X                   X
                                                                intelligent browsing tool for discovering and sharing
                                                                web sites
Tapped In                     http://tappedin.org/tappedin/     online community of over 2800 K-16 teachers, staff,     X                                                                                                                                                      X
                                                                and researchers engaged in both formal
                                                                professional development programs
Teachers TV                   http://www.teachers.tv/           Through engaging videos, practical resources and        X                                                                                                      X                                               X
                                                                an active online community, Teachers TV supports
                                                                the professional development of anyone working in
                                                                school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop
                                                                their practice, and connect with others in the field.



Tgether                       http://tgethr.com                 simple project management and collaboration tool        X                                                                                                                                  X                   X                                      X
                                                                for your group
Tinychat                      www.tinychat.com/                 Create chatrooms for your group with live audio and                                                                                                                                       X                    X                                      X
                                                                video
Tristana                      http://www.tristana.org/reader/   free newsreader which allows you to pull content        X                                                                                                                                                      X                   X
                                                                directly from the Web onto your desktop without
                                                                email. Simply click and drag RSS feeds (those
                                                                orange feed icons) to Tristana Reader to view news,
                                                                blogs, podcasts and online content in real-time.

Tumblr                        http://www.tumblr.com             blogging platform                                       X                     X                                                                                X                                               X                                                   X
Tweecious                     http://friedcell.net/tweecious/   New Firefox plugin that automates the conversion of     X                                                                X                                                                                     X                   X
                                                                Twitter links to Delicious bookmarks

Tweetdeck                     www.tweetdeck.com                 Desktop application and phone app to manage your        X                     X                                          X               X                                                                     X                                      X
                                                                twitter account without having to log into your
                                                                twitter account
Twitpic                       http://twitpic.com/               share photos on twitter                                 X                                                                X                                     X                                               X




Web 2.0 Tools for Adult Ed.                                                                   NIFL LINCS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4
Tool Name                     URL                             CommentsDescription




                                                                                                                       Asynchonous




                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo & Video Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Synchronous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Website Creation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wikis
                                                                                                                                     Audio

                                                                                                                                             Blogging



                                                                                                                                                                              Mashups
                                                                                                                                                        Cellphone/Mlearning



                                                                                                                                                                                        Microblogging

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Online File Sharing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Social Networking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Social Tagging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Project Collaboration
* = costs money




Twitter                       www.twitter.com                 microblogging tool                                       X                                                                X                                                                                     X                   X
Twitterfeed                   www.twitterfeed.com             Automatically feed your blog content to twitter and      X                     X                                          X                                                                                                         X
                                                              facebook
Vimeo                         www.vimeo.com                   video sharing community                                  X                                                                                X                     X                                               X
Webex*                        http://www.webex.com/           Secure, interactive, and easy-to-use online meetings                                                                                      X                                                 X
                                                              are waiting for you — and they're free for 14 days.

Weebly                        www.weebly.com                  Create a free website or blog in minutes by using a      X                     X                                                                                X                          X                                        X                               X
                                                              simple drag and drop interface. No ads. One of
                                                              Time's 50 best websites of the year.

Wetpaint                      http://www.wetpaint.com/        create website collaboratively                           X                     X                                                                                X                          X                    X                                                   X
Wiffiti                       www.wiffiti.com/                sharing real time messages to one location                                                X                               X                                                                X                                                           X
Wiggio                        http://wiggio.com               online community for your group                          X                                                                                X                                                X                    X                                      X
Wiki                          http://www.wiki.com/            create your own wiki and search through the wikis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     X
                                                              that already exist
Wikipedia                     www.wikipedia.org/              social encyclopedia                                      X                                                                                                                                 X                    X
Wikispaces                    http://www.wikispaces.com/      create your own wiki                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  X
Wikiway                       http://www.wikiway.net/         This is a wiki-based classroom tool for teaching and                                                                                                                                        X                   X                                                                     X
                                                              learning classes related to collaborative
                                                              technologies. It is currently used only for supporting
                                                              teaching classes at Purdue University. Signing up is
                                                              closed. Some of the syllabi in the sidebar are open
                                                              for public perusal.

WildVoice Shout               www.wildvoice.com/              podcast creation and community                           X             X                                                                                                                                        X
Wimba*                        http://www.wimba.com/services   collaborative learning software applications and         X             X                                                                  X                     X                           X
                                                              services to the education industry.
Winksite                      www.winksite.com/               create website to share on cellphones                    X                                                                X               X                                                                     X
Woices                        http://woices.com/              iPhone app: scan, listen and record wherever you         X             X                  X                                                                                                                     X                   X
                                                              are on your iPhone. Featured walks.

Wordpress                     http://wordpress.com            blogging platform                                        X                     X                                                                                X                                               X                                                   X
XtraNormal                    www.xtranormal.com/             make your own animated movie                             X                                                                                                      X                                               X
Yahoo Groups                  www.groups.yahoo.com/           free mailing lists, photo & file sharing, group          X                                                                                X                                                 X
                                                              calendars and more. Discuss hot topics, share
                                                              interests, join online communities
Yammer                        https://www.yammer.com/         tool for making companies and organizations more                                                                          X                                                                X                    X
                                                              productive through the exchange of short frequent
                                                              answers to one simple question: What are you
                                                              doing?
YouTube                       www.youtube.com                 upload & share videos                                    X             X                                                                  X                                                X                    X                   X




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