Designing Dynamic Learning Environment for Web 2.0 Application

Designing Dynamic Learning Environment for Web 2.0 Application

Robert Z. Zheng (University of Utah, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-963-7.ch025
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Abstract

The growth of online resources and the advancement ofWeb 2.0 technology are changing the instructional landscape and have significantly impacted the practices in education. With its ill-structured learning and rapid incrementation of information in a non-linear fashion, Web2.0 learning poses enormous challenges to online instructional designers and teachers. The traditional ID models are deemed less fit for Web 2.0 learning due to their linear, well-structured design approach. This chapter proposes a new ID model that specifically addresses the cognitive demands involved in Web 2.0 learning, promoteslearning that focuses on metacognitive thinking and self-regulation, facilitates knowledge integration and construction of schemas-of-the-moment for ill-structuredlearning, and delivers an environment by connecting activities with behavior to form a dynamic learningenvironment in Web 2.0 application.

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