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The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009 – will you vote in the poll ???

Posted on: October 15, 2009

On the way of searching Web 2.0 tools for our group’s proposal, I approached this list of the best Web 2.0 applications for education in 2009 made by Larry Ferlazzo

  1. File2.ws
  2. PhotoPeach
  3. Wallwisher
  4. ProProfs
  5. Screentoaster
  6. Blerp
  7. MapTrot
  8. Babelwith.me
  9. Note Pub

10.  Sketchcast

11.  Fur.ly

12.  Google Voice

13.  Gizmoz

14.  Grapevine

15.  Rooh It!

17.  PinDax

18.  DoInk

19.  MapBuzz

20.  PodOmatic

21.  Flash Meeting

22.  Yarp

23.  Doodle

24.  Hipero

25.  Quizlet

26.  Ediscio

27.  Embedit.in

28.  WeToku

29.  Embedr

30.  Strutta

31.  BookRix

32.  Toobla

These applications are ranked by  Larry Ferlazzo in terms of educational purposes. However, based on this list, I end up in my selection, which I hope can help facilitate the activities in Hue LRC, the context of an information center.

 

  • File2.ws:
I believe that this tool for uploading documents in the format of a web page is terrifically useful for our staffs to update instruction materials on the Internet. We, who have  limited knowledge of  html and other languages for creating online content, will no longer heavily rely on IT staffs for these tasks.
  • PhotoPeach:
The most exciting feature of this application is that quizzes can be created in slideshow. If questions are embeded in slides of the presentation, which is part of the orientation session, it would help improve learners’ participation.
This can be seen as the answer to my ‘desired’ tool for quizzes for orientation sessions, which can be used to evaluate the understanding of learners after the presentation and practical activities. In the past, I was discouraged by some of my ‘beloved’ colleagues from IT division because of the arguments of the complexity of technologies.
  • Wallwisher

This will help creating a virtual meeting space for our division. I imagine of the disappearance of sticky notes that have been used for reminding members of different shifts. In Hue LRC, as there are two working shift, we have to make notice of urgent tasks for the next shift.

 

chirbit
This will be great for recording our orientation sessions or instructions. Our users can listen to these audio clips again at their convenient times.
dcsInviteFromDoodle
This application can be applied to collect feedback and comments of Hue LRC users on the services and products provided.
12006
Similar to Doodle, this is a new web tool that facilitates the creation of online invitation or survey. I will spend more time in exploring these applications, especially the option of languages.
bookrix_full
This web 2.0 tools, together with Chirbit can help improve the accessibility of Hue LRC’s users to the instruction materials.
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2 Responses to "The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009 – will you vote in the poll ???"

Hi Thu,
It is a great and informative blog posting.

I have visited and explored some Web 2.0 services mentioned the article. But then I will not give vote to a certain Web 2.0 in the list. I just want to say that we cannot judge Web 2.0 application from ‘the cover’ or in a superficial way.

Before ‘voting’ or choosing and implementing Web 2.0 for certain purpose (e.g. education), there are many considerations that should be involved in appraising Web 2.0 application, for instance, its architecture of participation that encourages user contribution, continuous and seamless updates,global platform (service, data, devices), etc.

Some chapters of book ‘Web 2.0 principles and best practices’ by John Musser with Tim O’Reilly and the O’Reilly Radar Team provides framework for appraising Web 2.0 application or service performance.

Anyway, thank for sharing…

Again, you have done a very interesting research. Well done. I would like to explore some of that applications and see if I can find a suitable web2.0 app for my teaching purposes. Thanks for sharing mate!

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