Friday, July 10, 2009
Welcome to the World of Web 2.0
The purpose of this website is to allow anyone to learn a number of Web 2.0 applications. Many of these applications will be useful to teachers and students alike, as well as web developers, and other users of the Internet.
The site contains plenty of education based examples and detailed step by step instructions.
Best of all, getting started with these applications is 100% free, and only requires an email address, and a bit of time learning what to do.
If you need an email address for your Web 2.0 work, then see the "Hotmail" item on this site.
A number of "Purists" in the IT world will argue that Web 2.0 applications are just noisy, and time wasting distractions, without true learning or educational merit.
Certainly the applications are a lot easier to work with than Visual Basic, C++, Adobe CS3, Actionscript, and other development tools. However ease of use is not a reason to discredit these tools from being a valuable and useful resource.
For example, building a website in "Wix" is far easier and rewarding for beginner students than using raw HTML or Adobe Dreamweaver.... so why not use Wix.
Even better, it is 100% Free !
Feel free to contact me with feedback and comments via the email address supplied on this website. If you know of Web 2.0 resources that can be used in schools, and should be added to this Blog, then let me know.
In the spirit of Web 2.0, feel free to use, download, share, distribute, etc any of the materials from this site; provided they are used strictly for non-profit purposes.
Hope you enjoy Learning Web 2.0,