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There are many web based applications available that allow people to set up online social networks, both free and paid for. Several offer free versions, and may have restrictions placed on them such as: advertisements are added (this could include a regular email being sent to you), for personal use only, or have a restricted set of features.

Examples of Social networks include: Blogs and microblogs, discussion forums, Facebook, and Linkedin.

Using tools such as these is sometimes referred to as Classroom 2.0 (after the term Web 2.0)

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Web 2.0 and Classroom 2.0

Find out what the term Web 2.0 means and how this relates to Classroom 2.0. Look up Slideshare to see if you can find a presentation on Classroom 2.0. (Not assessed)

Slideshare presentation on Web 2.0 and tools and it's application in a classroom environment. Follow the link to the article. http://www.slideshare.net/julep/classroom-20-putting-web-20-to-work-for-you Kiwitaz 17:12, 10 March 2013 (EDT)

Another slideshare presentation about Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom http://www.slideshare.net/markwoolley/web-20-tools-in-your-classroom Kiwitaz 17:15, 10 March 2013 (EDT)


Many of the web based applications will inform you of additions to your site via email. If you have a quiet site, this has the advantage of not requiring you to constantly check the site for changes, however, if you have a busy site, this can deteriorate into the "spam" category where your inbox becomes overloaded with change emails. Some applications, such as lino, will send a regular email, whether or not anything has been added. While this can be a nuisance it does serve as a reminder that the application is active.

Other Social tools

Nowcomment (http://nowcomment.com/ )

2013-10: NowComment allows for rich, engaging discussions of online documents no matter how large (or small) your class or collaboration group.

SlideShare (http://www.slideshare.net/)

SlideShare is a slide hosting service, acquired by Linkedln in 2012. It allows users to upload files(PowerPoint,PDF,Keynot, or OpenDocument presentations) either privately or publicly. It hosts huge number of slideshows which have been uploaded for anybody to view

What, How, and Why to Use SlideShare. (n.d.). Retrieved March 16, 2016, from [[1]]

. -Defaultbug (talk) 05:19, 16 March 2016 (UTC)


Developing course content

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Assessed Activity 4.1 (2016)
  • Socially constructed content (or crowd sourced) is advocated as an activity based learning method. For this activity you are to select one of the social technologies and improve the content on the wiki page (see the Social Technologies links in the main menu above). For the issues restrict them to those relevant to teaching and learning.
    • Include at least one reference from the last 12 months which is not from a reference source (e.g. Wikipedia)
    • Either add a media element (e.g. image, slideshare) or include a relevant image from wiki commons ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page )
      • Note the images can be imported directly as if they have been uploaded to the WikiEducator server (make sure they have a CC License).
  • Sign the addition in the wiki (use -~~~~ ).
  • Add a comment to your blog that links to the wiki page you have changed, and indicate what you have added.
  • Source: Developing course content

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VirtualMV/Digital Learning Technologies/Social. (2017). In WikiEducator/VirtualMV wiki. Retrieved October 18, 2017, from http://wikieducator.org/VirtualMV/Digital_Learning_Technologies/Social    (zotero)