The workshop was focussed on Web 2.0 tools that will help both faculty and learners communicate better in today's Web 2.0 world.
The tools and technologies looked at were:
- Social bookmarking - del.icio.us (other tools were discussed
- RSS Feeds and aggregators (Google Reader)
- Wikis - Wetpaint and others
- Personal portals - iGoogle, Pageflakes, Netvibes
Here was also some discussion around Google apps, a technology very prominent at CIT 2007
The coolest part of this workshop was its collaborative and sharing nature. All of the materials, sites, tips, hints, and suggestions that we re talked about are posted onto the Jetsons wiki, developed for this workshop. Check out this wiki - it is full of great resources.
A really nice way for me to kick off CIT 2007. Shelley did a great job with this workshop, getting all of us engaged in the process. The participants left with great resources, in particular the wiki. The potential of Web 2.0 tools in community college education was clearly demonstrated. Even tough I have been fully immersed in Web 2.0 for a long time, I learned several things from the workshop (can teach new tricks after all...). Now I can't wait to take theme home, show others and use them myself...