Mon, 4 December 2006
In this session we'll take a look at a few of the common social media applications including mySpace, Facebook and Flickr. We'll also look at some applications that are designed specifically for academic use.
Gordon, can you tell us a little more about
what these social media tools?
How about some examples?
del.icio.us: http://del.icio.usFacebook is probably a good example of what many of our students are using. Can you use as an example of how these work with some detail?
Letâ��s take a look at the Facebook website site tour. [Source: http://www.facebook.com/sitetour/]
Iâ��ve heard about social media applications that extend beyond the desktop. Can you give an additional example?
Mobile location-based service that functions using â��devices formally known as cell phonesâ�� and text messaging. See website for demo.
Are there any specific academic applications?
Is there a good comprehensive list of social media application links?
Sure â�� Wikipedia maintains a great list that is linked up in the shownotes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites
How about academic applications?
Blackboard/WebCT (www.blackboard.com) â�� RSS not available yet
Moodle (www.moodle.org) has a basic blogging tool. It has the capacity to add tags and create RSS feeds for the other people in your course/class.
â�� Moodle is an â��open sourceâ�� applicationâ�¦â�¦
Other Course Management Systems [samples from www.wikipedia.org]
ANGEL Learning (commercial)
Brihaspati (Open source, commercial version also)
Dokeos (open source)
LON-CAPA (open source)
.LRN (open source)
Sakai Project (open source)
WebCT (commercial, owned by Blackboard Inc.)