Prerequisite: This course takes place primarily online and requires that students have access to the Internet, a modern Web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox), and email.
A new wave of exciting websites and technologies (such as MySpace, YouTube and Second Life) bring us into the “Web 2.0” era. Rich and interactive forms of communication, collaboration, and socialization are the heart of Web 2.0, but the price is high: privacy breaches, identity theft, cyber-stalkers and addiction area few issues that become more complicated in the Web 2.0 world. In this unique online course students learn how to harness the power of Web 2.0 while protecting themselves and others. Hands-on experience with MySpace, YouTube, Second Life, Google Documents, Microsoft Live, podcasting, blogs, wikis, news feeds (XML and RSS), Digg, Twittter, mashups and more.