Communicative Networking and Linguistic Mashups on Web 2.0

Communicative Networking and Linguistic Mashups on Web 2.0

Mark Pegrum (University of Western Australia, Australia)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-982-3.ch059

Abstract

This chapter discusses the application of a range of Web 2.0 technologies to language education. It argues that Web 2.0 is fundamentally about networking, community building, and identity negotiation. Given the textual nature of the Web, all of this is made possible primarily through the medium of language. Consequently, Web 2.0 is ideally suited to the teaching of language and literacy. To be most effective, this requires a broadly social constructivist pedagogical approach as well as a willingness to work with the messy reality of linguistic “mashups,” the hybrid uses of languages, codes, and media which inform Web 2.0.

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