Integrating Web 2.0 in Technology based learning environment
Said Al-Senaidi, University of North Texas, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Abstract The Web has become a platform for groups of web users to socialize, collaborate, and work with each other through adoption of Web 2.0 and its support tools of Wiki and Blog. The Web 2.0 technologies are perceived to have intense potential for bringing change in Higher Education (HE) as it allows superior student autonomy, greater collaboration, and better academic efficiency. Adopting Web 2.0 as the single force to bring about changes in learning, teaching, and student assessment calls for evaluation of changes in student population, emphasis on better learning and teaching methods, and pressures to have greater efficiency in education. This research paper attempts to explore the findings and recommendations made so far in respect of efficacy of Web 2.0 in higher education. In addition, an in-depth analysis of efficiency andadaptability of Web 2.0, with particular emphasize on Blogs and Wikis, and integration of suitable social software to bring about changes in Higher Education has also been attempted.
Al-Senaidi, S. (2008). Integrating Web 2.0 in Technology based learning environment. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 541-545). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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