1. My First Reflection on 3rd of March 2016


Hi, my beloved lecturers and fellow friends.

Recalling that 3rd of March is my first lesson for Best Practices of Teaching and Learning in New Media. Remembered that day the class was initially conducted by Dr. Noor Dayana, followed by Dr. Nora. In the lesson, Dr. Nora asked us to read the articles and find the differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. Then, we summarized and presented it using Powerpoint with our partner. Finally, Dr. Nora concluded the essence from all of the group presentation and she explained to us what are the differences  as well as some of the characteristics of new media and the examples.

new media

The brief and important points that I have jot down during the lesson are shown in the following:

1.What is new media?

New Media is the on-demand access to content anytime, anywhere on any digital devices as well as involving interactive user feedback and creative participation (cited from Wikipedia). The main key term here is interactive. Besides that, one of the key points highlighted in new media is that the information can be sent from many users to many users instead of one-to-one or one-to-many. In the contrary, the old media is the media that does not require computer technology like television, radio, magazine and etc.

Hence, based on my understanding, Web 2.0 which is also known as the new media utilize the internet technology and the digital interactivity is focused here. Thus, social media can be considered as the new media too. On the other hand, Web 1.0 is not so advanced as Web 2.0 because it evolved earlier than Web 2.0 whereby the content appeared to be read only to the target audience. For example, the commercial shopping website in which the consumers can only read and cannot interact with each other.


2. What is Web 2.0?

  • Defined as the “read-write” web. It provides all the services and applications to allow individuals to co-create content, collaborate and share it with others.
  • Supports user-generated content. The content is created by “users” rather than specialist authors.
  • Encourages the social aspects of web.


3. What are the few examples of Web 2.0?

a) Wikis

  • The writers collaboratively share and edit a body of knowledge.
  • It is an ongoing process of creation and collaboration.
  • It is where the knowledge management takes place.

b) Bookmarking Tools

  • The readers can bookmark the webpages that they like and refer to them anytime later on.
  • For instance, Delicious.com, Digg, StumbleUpon and etc.

c) Blogs

  • The readers can open their own blogs using WordPress, Blogger and etc., to share about their personal life with their friends and people of same interest.
  • The followers of the writer’ blog can comment and interact with him or her, which is a good platform for them to exchange the ideas.

That’s all for the day on the brief introduction of new media and Web 2.0. Let’s move on to the Reflection 2.


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