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Web 2.0 and Education: Lessons from Teachers’ Perspectives PROCEEDINGS

, , , California State University, Los Angeles, 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), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Today’s learners are the primary citizens in the new user-generated participatory Web, known as “Web 2.0” or the “read-write Web.” In contrast to the previous metaphor of “Internet as information superhighway” (i.e., Web 1.0), Web 2.0 represents new ways of using and thinking about the Internet. While younger learners are participating in shaping the future of the Internet, most adults are still passive users of the Web. To bridge the gap between the new generation of learners and their school experience, it is important for educators to have a better understanding of the participatory Web and be able to view the new leaning ecology from a broader perspective. This paper addresses these topics by sharing observations of teachers’ perspectives and attitudes toward the use of Web 2.0 applications in the classroom. Strategies for designing, delivery, and teaching a Web 2.0 course to pre-service and in-service teachers are further explored.

Citation

Chen, P., Wan, P. & Son, J.E. (2008). Web 2.0 and Education: Lessons from Teachers’ Perspectives. 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. 2555-2559). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 23, 2017 from .

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