I’m going to let most of what follows speak for itself because, well, it does. These are four videos produced by Common Craft that provide brief introductions to four common Web 2.0 technologies: social bookmarking, social networking, RSS, and wikis. And, of course, the videos themselves—in this case made available at Mission to Learn via the embed code provided for them at YouTube—are an example of Web 2.0 at work. Each is well under five minutes and each creatively combines very old technology—paper cutouts—with what the Web now offers. While I am no instructional designer, I’d also say that each video represents a very captivating and effective example of online learning. Have fun, share these with others, and let me know what you think. Also, you can stay tuned into the Common Craft Show by subscribing to the RSS feed.
Social Bookmarking in Plain English
Social Networking in Plain English
RSS in Plain English
Wikis in Plain English