Going Online Michael, Michelle, Phillip, Uyen.
What is “Going Online?” Online: Describes a system which is connected (generally electrically) to a larger network, A computer which is connected to the Internet or to some other communications service. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Online
Going Online Focus Areas • Web Browsers • Blogs • Podcasts • Wikis
What is Web Browser? A web browser is a piece of software required to access web sites on the internet. Microsoft distribute a free web browser with their operating systems, called Microsoft Internet Explorer. http://www.swritservices.com.au/pages/internet_terminology.htm You may know of some others, including:
Web Browser • Mozilla Firefox • Safari • Netscape Navigator http://www.geeksugar.com/282281
What is a Blog? A blog (a contraction of the term weblog) is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
Examples of Blogs • www.theappleblog.com – Blog entries about Apple Products • www.theblogger.com – Create your own free blog mailplaneapp.com/blog/
What is a PodCast? Podcast is a form of audio broadcasting using the Internet, podcasting takes its name from a combination of "iPod" and broadcasting. iPod is the immensely popular digital audio player made by Apple computer, but podcasting does not actually require the use of an iPod. http://www.learning.ac.nz/mod/glossary/view.php?id=14255&mode=date&hook=&sortkey=CREATION&sortorder=asc&fullsearch=0&page=2 5
Where to find PodCasts • www.apple.com/itunes/whatson/podcasts • www.podcast.com • Radio Station websites http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Nova-969
What are Wikis? A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content (excluding blocked users), using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborativewebsites and to power community websites. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
Examples of Wikis • www.wikipedia.com • www.wikispaces.com • www.wiki.answers.com • www.wikihow.com www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/wikipedia/
Task: • Using a web browser, You are required to access a Blog and a Podcast, complete the following answers, and upload them onto the provided wikispace site. • Go to www.theappleblog.com – search for iMuffs and answer the following questions on the next few pages.
Task: • Go to www.podcast.com – Sign in as: • Username: EDST441 • Password: goingonline • Search for ‘Connected: The Movie’ • Scroll down and find the podcast ‘ACU Mobile Learning Spotlight’ and answer the following questions.
Questions • Blog: • What is the iMuff compatible with? • How far can the iMuff function away from the iPhone? • David Appleyard has left a comment, why is he disappointed? • Podcast: • Bill Rankin wants to change the classroom environment from a factory model where students sit in ranks, observes and consumes, to model engagement, where each student becomes a resource in the class.
Submit Your Work • Go to www.goingonline.wikispaces.com • Log in as • Username: EDST441 • Password: edst441 • Follow the Instructions on the home page