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MashED Up – Mashups and Higher Education

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November 8, 2010 4:45 AM

Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, VA

This session will explore the use and relevance of mash-ups around the web, with a focus on specific examples within higher and secondary education.

The proliferation of gigantic media repositories such as Flickr and YouTube, social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, and new ideas about open source data are making more common mash-ups that allow people to repurpose data on one site for use somewhere else.

We’ll look at several examples of what mash-ups are used for, including changing context of data, resurfacing content, visualization, way finding, entertainment, and more. We’ll even look at how some institutions are using mash-ups to support their brands. Specific examples will be shown inside and outside of higher education, and we will touch briefly on a couple of common tools for creating mash-ups.

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