Web 2.0 and Learning Technologies, a Benchmarking Study

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Canadian Center of Science and Education
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Journal Article
Citation:
Asian Social Science, 2011, Self Assessment, 7 (11), pp. 5 - 12
Issue Date:
2011-01
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Page Header Logo Asian Social Science USER Username Password Remember me JOURNAL CONTENT Search Browse By Issue By Author By Title Other Journals FONT SIZE Make font size smallerMake font size defaultMake font size larger INFORMATION For Readers For Authors For Librarians CURRENT ISSUE Atom logo RSS2 logo RSS1 logo HOME ABOUT LOG IN REGISTER SEARCH CURRENT ARCHIVES ANNOUNCEMENTS RECRUITMENT EDITORIAL TEAM SUBMISSIONS INDEX CONTACT OTHER JOURNALS PUBLISHER Home > Vol 7, No 11 (2011) >Abedin Web 2.0 and Online Learning and Teaching: A Preliminary Benchmarking Study Babak Abedin Abstract The context of online learning has been transformed by the advent of Web 2.0. While universities have just recently started to use Web 2.0 applications, these applications already exist in the students personal and educational world. Yet it is still not clear in what ways universities may be able to incorporate Web 2.0 applications in learning and teaching practices. This paper gives an overview of Web 2.0 applications for universities and discusses new opportunities that Web 2.0 has brought for universities. Examples of how some universities have used these applications are then outlined and categorized. The paper also discusses some of the main issues with Web 2.0 applications and provides recommendations for resolving these issues.
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