On the State of Free and Open Source E-Learning 2.0 Software

On the State of Free and Open Source E-Learning 2.0 Software

Utku Kose (Usak University, Usak, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/ijossp.2014040103
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Abstract

Objective of this article is to provide a brief view on current state of free and open source E-Learning 2.0 software, and discuss about future in the context of free and open source software oriented E-Learning solutions. E-Learning 2.0 is a term, which is used to define E-Learning solutions combining the usage of Web 2.0 technologies, and the related E-Learning aspects, which are widely employed in educational processes. Because it is a current form of E-Learning activities, E-Learning 2.0 and leading free and open source software have been examined briefly under this work; in order to have idea about literature, and the latest developments. Furthermore, some ideas on future of free and open source E-Learning software are also expressed by thinking about potential versions of E-Learning such as E-Learning 3.0, and E-Learning 4.0.
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What Is E-Learning 2.0?

Today, Web 2.0 technologies and applications like social-networking services, blogs, wikis, and podcasts are widely used in educational activities. Because of their easy use and rapidity of deployment, they offer the opportunity for powerful information sharing, easy collaboration, and also effective personal learning supported with more interactive, open, and networked structure (Kamel Boulos et al., 2006; Yen et al., 2013).

As a result of combining E-Learning with Web 2.0 technologies, a new form: E-Learning 2.0 is used in education. Before discussing about E-Learning 2.0, the role of Web 2.0 technologies in E-Learning should be expressed in order to have some essential information about the formation of E-Learning technique, and Web 2.0.

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