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Group Project Web 2.0

Working together using this wiki

Think of this wiki as a shared online whiteboard. Our entire group can share information using this wiki, making your research accessible to everyone. Notice how you can add comments to a page, see what people have changed, and edit all the text. There is a group responsibility to ensure that the quality of our Web 2.0 Project is up there with the best knowledge available.

Group members

  • Allan
  • Kathryn

Overview of Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is essentially an increasing range of software that supports a variety of technologies for open and collaborative communication, learning and creativity.

It consits of

1. A Platform

  • This is browser based – e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox. (Firefox is preferred because it is free and open software in a constant state of development (Web 2.0), whereas Explorer is owned and comes out in a fixed form and then has updates and upgrades on an irregular basis (Web 1.0))
  • It operates on open and collaborative principles
  • Communications are the key applications

2. Social Networking

  • Personalised and open collaborative knowledge spaces
  • Access people as well as knowledge
  • Copyright issues exist and have to be dealt with and replaced with a Creative Commons culture
  • This is beyond the normal formalities of the classroom and can take place anywhere at any time

3. Read/Write Web

  • People are consurmers of content and services
  • People and publishers of content and services
  • Such people are called Produsers

4. What makes Web 2.0

  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Social Tagging – bookmarking, Tag Clouds
  • Sharing sites
  • Podcasts
  • Mashups
  • Aggregators
  • Ubiquitous connectivityAnd Kathryn added all these others.    

 How to Develop a pbwiki and general thoughts

PB Wiki

·                                 A wiki is an easy-to-use web page that multiple people can edit. It’s like a shared whiteboard online. Don’t worry about getting IT support or installing any software. We handle all of that. You just start typing and get an online classroom in about 5 minutes.

·                                 Why use PBwiki? No HTML experience required. Create a syllabus, share it with your students, and let them write collaborative essays online. Create online Powerpoint-like presentations right from your wiki.

·                                 Who else is using PBwiki?We host over 135,000 wikis and thousands of others have used PBwikis for their classrooms, from elementary schools to Stanford and Harvard.

o                                               is Mr. Lindsay’s beautiful classroom wiki, where he demos his students’ work with book reviews, poems, stories, and tons of other resources. It’s a wiki run “by the students, for the students.”

o                                               is another excellent educational wiki. You’ll note the project proposals, class notes, and different sections for different classes.

o                                               is the Penn State English 15 course, which is required for all freshman English students at Penn State.

PBwiki can help you engage with your audience PBwiki provides educators an easy way to post class room material online and gives students the ability to collaborate through the internet. Check out our video on how PBwiki is helping educators educate.Can’t access YouTube? Check out our video through TeacherTube’s site here: PBwiki helping educators educate.

Also, be sure to check out the rest of our videos and see what educators are saying about us. See the rest of our PBwiki Educator Videos.

Background Paper references and details on how to set up the Wiki are available on

A tutorial instruction page ins available in pbWiki

Our Web 2.0 Wiki is up and running at



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