Posts Categorized: Experiments

Sharing Presentations

Slideshare is now the world’s largest online community that allows you to upload, share and view presentations. Students and faculty find it useful for sharing content and getting interactive feedback from their peers or a larger community. Students doing research can also use Slideshare to search for recent presentations on relevant topics.

Sharing Audio

Evoca makes it easy to create an audio recording from their browser recorder, your personal phone or by Skype. It will then allow you to tag and organize your recordings in albums or groups. You can also set your recordings to private or public and share your recording within selected groups.

Google Earth

With its many interactive features, including the ability to create and upload content, Google Earth promotes knowledge sharing, collaboration and research development.

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking sites such as Delicious and Diigo allow you to share, organize, and store web bookmarks so that you can access them from anywhere, and to sort and view sites bookmarked by others.

Data Visualization

Data visualization tools have previously required a lot of special knowledge to be able to use them effectively, and in many cases knowledge of coding was necessary. This is no longer the case, as there are now many web 2.0 tools that give users the power to think about how data can be represented.


Microblogging involves the posting of short and frequent messages. Microblogging tools can bolster presence, meaning that participants feel as if other users are in the same space even though they are communicating via posted text.

Mashups and Yahoo! Pipes

RSS is today’s standard for syndicating dynamic content on the web. Put simply, RSS creates interconnections across the web, provides quicker and easier access to information, and creates a means of filtering and re-arranging content according to subscriber preferences.

RSS, Feeds, and Syndication

RSS is today’s standard for syndicating dynamic content on the web. An abbreviation of “Really Simple Syndication” (or, in some circles, “Rich Site Summary”), RSS is a means of pulling a web site’s dynamic content into an automatically-updated “feed,” which can be displayed on another web page, mobile device, or as an e-mail message.