Web 2.0 in the classroom? Dilemmas and opportunities inherent in adolescent Web 2.0 engagement.
Sandy Schuck, Peter Aubusson, Matthew Kearney, University of Technology, Sydney: Education, Australia
CITE Journal Volume 10, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
The paper discusses the implications of the current phenomenon of adolescent engagement in digital spaces. Young people are increasingly active Web 2.0 users, and their interactions through these technologies are altering their social identities, styles of learning, and exchanges with others around the world. The paper argues for more research to investigate this phenomenon through the use of virtual ethnography and identifies the ethical challenges that lie therein. It raises questions for school education and presents an argument for studying the area in culturally sensitive ways that privilege adolescents’ voices.
Schuck, S., Aubusson, P. & Kearney, M. (2010). Web 2.0 in the classroom? Dilemmas and opportunities inherent in adolescent Web 2.0 engagement. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 10(2), 234-246. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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