Steve Walker

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Student projects – web 2.0 & community

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Premila Gamage and I have just finished this year’s delivery of our Masters’ module ‘Digital Media & Communication’. The module is taken primarily by students on our Information Studies course, who are, or who would like to become, librarians of one type or another. This year we replaced a web design exercise with one requiring students to build an information resource using Web 2.0 tools. As ever, the students have produced some fabuluous work: I’ll highlight two here because of their topics.

The first is Iona Preston’s on the use of Web 2.0 in community organisations, at: http://ionapreston.wordpress.com/. Iona is currently evaluating a project with Information for Mental Health in Leeds to look at the possibility of using web 2.0 applications, in particular in the context of the deaf community.

The second is Richard Ellison’s wiki on the history of folk clubs in North Yorkshire. While not a great devotee of folk music personally, this is a smashing example of using these tools to collaborate on a community history project. The pages already include photos, video and audio recordings, publicity materials for venues and events and so on.

Steve

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May 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm

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