Friday, September 16, 2005

More Web 2.0

Stephen Downes in a presentation (Powerpoint, MP3): What E-Learning 2.0 means To You, seeks to throw light on:
[. . .] the changing nature of knowledge and learning, illustrate how this changing nature leads to what is being called Web 2.0o, and outline the nature and success factors involved in designing learning resources and services in this environment.
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Downes' post, powerpoint, and MP3 audio of the presentation.

Richard MacManus & Joshua Porter in Web 2.0 for Designers, outline the six main themes covering design in the Web 2.0 world:
  1. Writing semantic markup (transition to XML)
  2. Providing Web services (moving away from place)
  3. Remixing content (about when and what, not who or why)
  4. Emergent navigation and relevance (users are in control)
  5. Adding metadata over time (communities building social information)
  6. Shift to programming (separation of structure and style)
According to them:
[. . .]Web 2.0, a vision of the Web in which information is broken up into microcontent units that can be distributed over dozens of domains. The Web of documents has morphed into a Web of data. We are no longer just looking to the same old sources for information. Now we're looking to a new set of tools to aggregate and remix microcontent in new and useful ways.[. . .]
Complete article here.

Other related posts: Web 2.0: the Power Behind the Hype, Why Web2.0 Matters: Preparing for Glocalization, and Computing Means Connecting.

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