Web 2.0 applications as alternative environments for informal learning: a critical review


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Author: Selwyn, Neil


Enthusiastic educational commentators are casting the internet in a new light through the emergence of so-called 'Web 2.0' technologies, which place learners at the centre of online activities and facilitate supposedly new forms of creation, collaboration, and consumption. [Some] educationalists have even heralded a 'Web 2.0 transformation of learning' with 'potentially groundbreaking implications for the field of education' (Thomas 2008). Yet such enthusiasm has been tempered by a more sceptical reaction throughout other sectors of the educational and technology communities. Mindful of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Teaching and learning; Research

Keywords: Online learning; Informal learning; Formal learning; Educational technology; Internet; Critical analysis

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2007

Physical description: 10 p.

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Date: 2007

Place: Cheju Island, South Korea

On title page: Paper for OECD-KERIS expert meeting, Session 6 - Alternative learning environments in practice: using ICT to change impact and outcomes.
Other documents from the meeting may be found at: http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri-kerisinternationalexpertmeetingonictandeducationalperformance.htm

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 117.430

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