sasha This Unit introduces the participants to Web 2.0 concepts and principles. Emphasis on the principles of Web 2.0 and mentioning successful Web 2.0 communities. The Unit also highlights the salient features of Web 2.0 its potentials and opportunities. Individuals and institutions working for sustainable development and interested in adopting web 2.0 tools as a means to connect geographically dispersed work teams, to strengthen coordination and knowledge sharing, and for creating opportunities for engagement, participation and skills sharing.
- After the completion of the Unit the trainee will be able to:
- Describe the key characteristics of Web 2.0 and demonstrate understanding of the potentials and opportunities of Web 2.0
- Acquire sufficient knowledge to use various Web 2.0 technologies to share and disseminate information
- Identify common and relevant Web 2.0 communities
- Subscribe to various Web 2.0 communities that are relevant to their needs
Web 2.0: “Web 2.0" refers to the second generation of web development and web design, characterized as facilitating communication, information sharing, interoperability, user-centred design and collaboration on the World Wide Web. This Unit focuses on the topics listed below.
- Introductions to the Key topics to be covered in the Learning Opportunity (PPT No. 1 – Power point presentation - U01_en_utn-#IntroductionToWeb2.pptx- Slide 2) – (5 mins)
- The relationship between Web 2.0 and a connected world (PPT No. 1 – Power point presentation - U01_en_utn-IntroductionToWeb2.pptx- Slide 3 playing the video “The machine is us/ing us) – (10 mins: 4 mins for the Video and 6 mins for discussion)
- Participatory Web for Development - (PPT No. 1 – Power point presentation - U01_en_utn-IntroductionToWeb2.pptx- Slide 6 – 10 ) – (15 mins)
- Introduction to Web 2.0 (Involving a group discussion on the benefits and barriers to Web 2.0) : (PPT No. 1 – Power point presentation - U01_en_utn-IntroductionToWeb2.pptx Slide 11 - ) – 1 ½ hours - (See “Comments” section of this document)
- Multimedia (available also as part of the Kit)
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The Machine is us/ing us (http://dotsub.com/view/aea442b2-8a07-4a2b-8ad4-de73b51aa0ed ) - This video introduces the concept of Web 2.0 outlining the benefits of shared digital content - 4 mins The Two Hands of Web 2.0: http://vimeo.com/channels/web2fordev#8803686 (3:48 min) Web 2.0 Tamed: Experiences of rural women in Africa http://vimeo.com/10438497 (15:41 min) or Web 2.0 in Africa - Agriculture and New Technologies: http://vimeo.com/6429443 (8:32 min) • Presentations (PPT) PPT No. 1: Introduction to Web 2.0 For Development (2 hours as summarised in the “Content Outline” section) 2 hours Trainees have to be computer literate and conversant with browsing the Internet, have regular access to or better own a computer , have active e-mail accounts
Computer, broadband internet connection, video projector and metacards • During your presentation on slide 13, give participants fifteen (15) minutes to visit the various Web 2.0 websites given in the slide. You may add other sites depending on the group focus. You should be asking the participants to open the particular site on their browser and then just give a general overview of what the site does. • On slide 14 ask the participants to answer the two questions given and write down their thoughts on the metacards as indicated in the slide. With the trainees, group the metacards into key groups and summarise their perceived ways on how they can use Web 2.0 and their concerns. Attempt to address their concerns by spurring a brain storming discussion. Lead the discussions but let the participants themselves answer their own sessions where possible. This should take maximum of 40 mins. • Use the video on slide 15 to summarise this session on concerns and on the application areas of Web 2.0 – 9 mins • Take the participants through slide 16 and 17 to discuss further on potential opportunities and threat and Web 2.0 related issues -10 mins • At the end of the session, summarise the whole session and ask for questions and/or comments from the participants. – 6 mins =heading 1