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A Summary of Web 2.0 for Education

Web 2.0: Good for Education?
Trent Batson

Trent Batson summarizes what Web 2.0 means for higher education:

  • More interaction between knowers and learners occurs online rather than in a room
  • More continuity between learning meetings during a course of study and after the course is over
  • More active learning opportunities are available
  • The need for certification of all formal learning is called into question
  • A shift in the fundamental perception of learning from content delivery to a guided learning process
  • More recognition of and scaffolding on what students already know
  • Collection of evidence of student learning online that is owned by the student
  • The learning process is associated with the learner
  • A deluge of unfiltered information without mature consensus methodologies to handle the deluge
  • Transience of knowledge as opinion-producers gain currency more quickly each day than ever before
  • Gap between institutions that are able to adapt to Web 2.0 trends and the rest of higher education
  • The education enterprise is merely reactive to industry developments; it must instead lead; and educators by and large are resistant; they must instead find opportunities for positive change

Link: http://www.campustechnology.com/articles/68503/

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