Web 2.0 Hauser, J. (February, 2007). Media specialists can learn web 2.0 tools to make schools more cool. Computers in Libraries, 27, Retrieved June 16, 2007, from http://libproxy.uhcl.edu:3701/ehost/pdf?vid=5&hid=8&sid=a5df5dbd-b35d-4439- b403-7cf2f5e6fd6a%40sessionmgr9. As part of her job, Hauser conducts professional development courses which train library media specialists to use Web 2.0 tools. This article discusses some of the ways media specialists can use blogs, wikis, podcasts and RSS feeds with their colleagues and students. Hauser provides outlines of the content covered in each workshop; as well as recommendations and cautions which she passes along to trainees. Also contained within the article is a listing of free Web 2.0 resources. This article also provides information regarding how to deal with the blocks which are imposed upon K-12 faculty, staff and students accessing the World Wide Web via a school network. Web 2.0 Maloney, E. J. (January, 2007). What web 2.0 can teach us about learning. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53, Retrieved June 16, 2007, from http://captgoro.blogspot.com/2007/03/what-web-20-can-teach-us-about- learning.html. In this article, Maloney discusses the need for the movement of higher education’s course management or course delivery systems into a Web 2.0 frame of mind. He explains that while the systems currently in use certainly serve their purpose for “content delivery, evaluation, and communication” (Maloney, 2007), these systems are built with a course in mind; rather than the student. Maloney explains that with Web 2.0 comes a focus on the students’ ability to collaborate with peers in an environment with lends itself to more active participation by the student. Also discussed in this article was the use of Digital Notebook by Georgetown University as an online space for students to work, collaborate and store evidence of learning until graduation. Web 2.0 Bull, G., & Ferster, B. (2006). Ubiquitous complete in a web 2.0 world. Learning and Leading with Technology, 33, Retrieved June 16, 2007, from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01/0000000b/ 80/32/76/a2.pdf. Bull and Ferster discuss the accessibility of PCs by student users, and how this has changed in very recent years. The K-12 environment has not reached a point where there is a one to one student to computer ratio, but the significant increase in accessibility of computers to students outside of school has reached a point where students have access to multiple computers at any given moment. The article also discusses how Web 2.0 applications make possible assignments which were previously limited to the classroom to be worked on outside of school. Before Web 2.0, teachers were forced to work with applications which were loaded on school computers and limited to that location. With Web 2.0, applications are web-based and the vast majority are free of charge.
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