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What is web 2.0; and how can it be used in libraries and education for the benefit of learning
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Definition of web2.0

Wikipedia describes web 2.0 as "Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies"

Wikipedia, of course, is the web 2.0 tool most by students for research (however, we may warn against it)

Horizon Report

  • Horizon Report 2008
    This report looks at key emerging technologies in teaching & learning, which includes both web 2.0 technologies. The executive summary makes interesting reading. Some technologies are with us now e.g. grassroots video, but do you know about data mashups?
  • Horizon Report 2009
    New technologies include, semantic web and smart objects. learn how they will be used in education.

Web 2,0 introduction


Web 2.0 Pedagogy

How web 2.0 can be used for teaching & learning

Online course

  • 5 weeks to a social library
    This on-line course aims to teach the fundamentals of blogs, wikis, social bookmarking etc in 5 weeks.

    The course happened last year, but all the presentations are on-line
  • Studio Library
    Created by University of Plymouth library staff - this is a simple step by step guide

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