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Title: Stepping over the Edge: The Implications of New Technologies for Education.
Authors: Conole, Gráinne
First Published: Jul-2010
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching / Mark J.W. Lee and Catherine McLoughlin (eds.), Chapter 21, pp. 394-415.
Abstract: This chapter considers the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on education and, in particular, how these new technologies are changing learning and teaching practices. It considers their fundamental characteristics and looks at the implications for learners, teachers, and institutions. It argues that the impact on practice can be both positive and negative, and that as a consequence, educational institutions need to develop new policies and strategies. The chapter concludes with two approaches to making sense of and harnessing these new technologies. The first is an example of applying Web 2.0 approaches to facilitating greater dialogue and sharing of learning and teaching ideas, through a social networking site for design. The second argues for greater use of metaphors and other forms of meaning making as a mechanism for understanding Web 2.0 technologies in an educational context.
DOI Link: 10.4018/978-1-60566-294-7.ch021
ISBN: 9781605662947
Type: Book chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2011, IGI Global.
Description: Metadata only entry
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