Learning through social technologies: facilitating learning experiences with Web 2.0 social media
Kangdon Lee, University of Northern Colorado & KOSHA, United States ; Mia Kim Williams, University of Northern Colorado, United States ; Kyung Kim, Northwestern State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Since the advents of emerging technologies such as social media and web 2.0 tools, learning environments are getting more interactive, productive, and contextual than ever before. This is because not only have the technologies such as Internet, mobile, cloud computing, and learning circumstances been incredibly improved in the past decade but also individuals’ consciousness of utilizing these technologies in their educational experiences has been dramatically changed. However, the notion of integrating web 2.0 social technologies into educational environments may not be developed by individual educators and learners as compared to the speed of the development and change of social technologies and learning environments. This paper explores the trends of technology in education and related literature, and presents the fundamentals of Web 2.0 social technologies and how they connect with learning theories with the purpose of facilitating educational experiences.
Lee, K., Williams, M.K. & Kim, K. (2012). Learning through social technologies: facilitating learning experiences with Web 2.0 social media. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 560-565). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).