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MxCC Web 2_0

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Copyrighted 2012, MxCC Distance Learning Department, Middletown, CT 06457


"Personalization of the Mobile Now"


MxCC Comes Up with Web 2.0/Social Media Guidelines


10 Sites and Services that will matter in 2010: http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2010/010410-sites-services-2010.html#slide1 

4 Ways Mobile Tech Is Improving Education


Academic Earth


Free online video courses from leading universities: Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, Michigan, MIT, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, UCLA, Yale


Grooveshark.com - Pandora on steroids

Yammer.com - Twitter for work groups

Clicker.com - search all video web sites (YouTube, Hulu.com, etc) from one web page search bar

WikiTravel.org - great Travel Wiki


To navigate our Web 2.0 wiki, Click on "SideBar" in the white box to the lower right ==========>

Newest Buzz: Google Wave


We want to hear from you!

View Survey and let us know what Web 2.0 workshops you'd like to see at MxCC. This survey was created using free online survey tool PollDaddy.com.

In this section: Go2web20.net | TekTreks wiki - Web 2.0 in Higher Education | Merlot.org | Google Scholar

Web 2.0 and Learning 2.0


YouTube: "Web 2.0 - The Machine is Us/ing Us" (4:32)


YouTube: "Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh)" (4:26)



Social Media Revolution 2010 (2:55) - Business stats


Social Media Revolution 2011 (2:35) - Buiness stats


YouTube: "A Vision of Students Today" (4:44) - How do your students learn?



YouTube: "A Vision of Community College Students Today"(5:06)



YouTube: "Did you Know 2.0" (8:19) - June 22. 2007 Amazing facts and statistics of today's student



YouTube: Did You Know 3.0 (4:55) - Nov. 2008



YouTube: "Did You Know 4.0" (4:45) Fall 2009



YouTube: "Learning to Change - Changing to Learn" (5:36)





The complete Web 2.0 directory.


TekTreks wiki - Web 2.0 in Higher Education


This site pulls together some Web 2.0/Learning 2.0 content from various web sites. Anyone can read this, but if you'd like to contribute to this wiki, request an invite.

I've also included plenty of examples, ideas, and resources for using web 2.0 tools in higher education as well as pages for you to share your tips, tools, and ideas.




MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.MERLOT's vision is to be a premiere online community where faculty, staff, and students from around the world share their learning materials and pedagogy.

MERLOT's strategic goal is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into faculty designed courses.

Biology example: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=75449

Literature example: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=90754


Google Scholar


Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.


YouTube: "Google Scholar: tips & tricks" (5:17)





Online Presentation Tools - no software? no problem!

In this section: Free Office-like software, free 3-D software, free PDF creation software, free Photoediting software, free online file storage, free online survey software

In this section: Google Docs | Open Office | Google Sketchup | Edit Grids | Cute PDF | PDF Online | Quick Thumbnail | Picasa | MyBloop.com | DivShare | Surveymonkey.com | Polldaddy.com


Free Office-like Software


Edit Grids

EditGrid brings your spreadsheets online. Your spreadsheets now deliver more value. You can collaborate with your team, share or publish spreadsheets, and even power them with external data.


How Edit Grids stacks up against Google's Excel-like software.


Free 3-D Software

Google SketchUp


You can use Google SketchUp to create, modify and share 3D models.


YouTube: "Google SketchUp Case Study: Massive Black" (2:51)




Social Media ROI: Socialnomics


Free Online PDF Creation

Cute PDF


Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world.  CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a "printer subsystem". This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents - with just a push of a button!

FREE for commercial and non-commercial use!  No watermarks!  No Popup Web Ads! 


PDF Onlinehttp://www.pdfonline.com/


A FREE service to convert documents to PDF. We convert more than 20,000 documents to PDF per day! Convert PDF to Word, too. All tools available online.


Free Online Photo Editinghttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://iconforge-icon-editing-tool-kit.cursorarts-company.qarchive.org/screenshots/cursorarts-company/iconforge-icon-editing-tool-kit_350.jpg&imgrefurl=http://pkafkarkou.wordpress.com/category/misc/computers-technology/&usg=__xjKoTkWHpmJQEsmrGoM10bz1kUs=&h=323&w=350&sz=34&hl=en&start=188&um=1&tbnid=kV2hFs3UpRxZgM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=120&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsyllabus%2Bicon%26start%3D180%26ndsp%3D18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN


If you want to use an image editing software for your project and you don’t have Photoshop, try these:

  • Photofiltre: This image retouching program allows you to adjust an image and apply filters. Filters allow you to adjust brightness, contrast, dyed, saturation, gamma correction, and also artistic filters include watercolor, pastels, Indian ink, pointillism and puzzle effect.
  • FastStone Image Viewer: FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping and color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touch the four edges of the screen.



Quick Thumbnail


The fastest way to resize your pictures and images. Choose an image file, select some resize options, and hit Resize it. Your image will be uploaded to the server, resized and then your resized image(s) will be provided in a single convenient view. The power comes from the simultaneous generation of different sizes and the ability to enlarge your images too. With your final picture be sure to check out Whats Its Color, a fun little online application




Using Picasa and Picasa Web Albums together, you can now organize, edit, and upload your photos to the web from your computer in quick, simple steps. Arrange your photos into folders and albums and erase their blemishes using powerful editing tools in Picasa. Then use Picasa Web Albums to share those perfected photos online with family, friends, and the world.

PC full version download only. Mac version is not as robust and only works with web folders.


YouTube: "Introducing Picasa 3.0 (beta)" (5:02)




Free Online Storage Space



MyBloop is an unlimited free file storage website. We give anyone the ability to upload all their files and share them with anyone else for free. You can upload files directly from the website or you can install the BloopLoader application to upload files by dragging and drop from your desktop. The BloopLoader is available for Windows and Mac (Intel-based PC.)


Video: "How to Use MyBloop.com" (4:52)






It's easy to upload all your photos, documents, videos and music to DivShare. Create slideshows, audio playlists, Flash video, and online document viewers that you can embed anywhere!

Our uploading tools make it easy to browse your computer and add files to your DivShare account. Once a file is uploaded, we'll provide you with a unique sharing link.

After uploading, your files are kept online in your DivShare account forever! Access, manage, and share them from any computer.

Your member dashboard is a place to organize all your photos, documents, videos and music that you've uploaded. It's easy to search and sort files for quick access from any computer in the world.

Use your dashboard to store and back up all your files — we keep them online for as long as you have an account with us!

It's easy to grab the sharing links and embed codes for any file you've ever uploaded. Just click Share.


What's the max file size allowed per upload?

All users can take advantage of our huge file sizes, up to 200 MB per upload. Need to upload even larger files? All of our premium plans allow you to upload files up to 2 GB.


Free Online Survey Software

Polldaddy.com http://www.polldaddy.com/

With your free account from PollDaddy you can now create surveys and polls for your website, blog and social network profiles. Find out what your visitors are thinking today. Create your surveys and polls using our custom templates or create your own. Use our in-depth reporting engine to aggregate, print and export your results.




The simple way to create surveys.

Intelligent survey software for primates of all species.  SurveyMonkey has a single purpose: to enable anyone to create professional online surveys quickly and easily. 



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