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What do we mean by an online network built using web 2.0 tools?
A group of people who all have an online presence like a blog who link to each other and share information on the open web without relying on email and e-groups.
Can I see an example?
Why would I want to set up an online network?
does not rely on a leader with one person doing all the work
encourages student centred and self directed learning
incidental and informal learning that normally happens in groups
"the village well".
sharing between professional colleagues
tapping into the knowledge of experts- world-wide
keeping in touch with friends and family
Who would be in my network?
people who share a profession or interest
branches of an organisation
Why not just email?
emails kept brief and business like- compare with what you can learn about someone from a quick view of their personal web presence
often difficult to save and retreive emails
people are too busy to rewrite things- do it once and share
often difficult to save and retrieve emails
A simple model for doing it
each person in the network starts a blog or another online presence that has an RSS feed.
each person sets up an RSS feed reader and subscribes to the blogs of the people in the group- gradually deleting those which are not active or are of no interest.
each person writes the occasional comment on other people's blogs.
Some people in the network post photos to a flickr account and tags photos with the name of the group; people in the group subscribe to that tag.
Some people in the network post websites recommended for the group onto del.icio.us and tag them with a group tag; people in the group subscribe to the feed.
Where can I learn more?
This Networks 2006 project- the Connected Learning Network.
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