Web 2.0 Technologies: Social Software Applied to Higher Education and Adult Learning

Web 2.0 Technologies: Social Software Applied to Higher Education and Adult Learning

Teresa Torres-Coronas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Ricard Monclús-Guitart (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Araceli Rodríguez-Merayo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), M. Arántzazu Vidal-Blasco (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) and M. José Simón-Olmos (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-828-4.ch018
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Abstract

Web 2.0 technologies are playing an important role in building social capital through increasing flows of information, and building on knowledge and human capacity of learning. The purpose of this chapter is to show the role that social software, a component of Web 2.0 technologies, can play in higher education and adult learning. This chapter focuses on the role of Web 2.0 technologies in promoting learning. New learning paradigms and pedagogical applications are also discussed.

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