Wired for Learning—Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Education

Wired for Learning—Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Education

Irene Chen (University of Houston-Downtown, USA) and Terry T. Kidd (Texas A&M University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-963-7.ch114
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Abstract

This is an introductory discussion into Web 2.0 technologiesfor teaching and learning. It is based on a review of the current literature and thinking around Web 2.0 and its potential in education. There has been a surge in internet services that attract the label “Web 2.0”. Wide acceptance of this term implies that together these services identify a change in the nature of the World Wide Web. This report seeks to define Web 2.0 and how it can used. Consideration is also given to how these new technologies create opportunities for educational practice. Because these opportunities are not yet being widely taken up, the present discussion focuses on identifying challenges that may be impeding adoption of Web 2.0 ideas in teachingand learning.

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