Web 2.0 Technology (Blogs, Wikis, and New Media) OpenCourseWare: USU's Free Bachelor Level Course on Web 2.0 Technologies

Published Feb 07, 2009

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Learn how to start your own blog, subscribe to RSS feeds, begin using social bookmarking and contribute to a Wikipedia article through this free OpenCourseWare from Utah State University. 'Blogs, Wikis, New Media for Learning' explores the world of Web 2.0 technology and its use in a wide range of professions. The material covered in this course is essential for anyone looking to stay current with the latest web-based innovations.

Blogs, Wikis, New Media for Learning: Course Specifics

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Blogs, Wikis, New Media for Learning: Course Description

Even savvy Internet users can become overwhelmed by the abundance of innovative new technologies available on the Web. This course explores how some technologies, such as social networking were launched to appeal to a younger demographic but have become vital networking tools for professionals. 'Blogs, Wikis, New Media for Learning' helps students learn to use and create blogs, RSS, wikis, bookmark sharing, photo and video sharing, satellite tools, audio and video podcasts, screencasts and mashups.

Students are encouraged to create a final project using as many Web 2.0 applications as possible. A typical project would involve creating a mashup of related tools for a nonprofit organization's website. One example would be a wildlife preservation group whose website needs photos of the preserve's visitor center, resident wildlife and natural surroundings and videos of donors and visitors discussing the preserve. The course is taught by Dr. David Wiley.

Lecture notes are available for free download. If you're interested in taking this OpenCourseWare, visit the Bogs, Wkis and New Media for Learning course page.

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