Harnessing the affordances of Web 2.0 and social software tools: Can we finally make "student-centered" learning a reality?
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Lee, M.J.W. & McLoughlin, C. (2008). Harnessing the affordances of Web 2.0 and social software tools: Can we finally make "student-centered" learning a reality?. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008 (pp. 3825-3834). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2008
June 30, 2008
Joseph Luca & Edgar R. Weippl
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This paper highlights the importance of considering the educational affordances of information and communication technologies (ICTs), in particular the raft of new and emerging Web 2.0 and social software tools that offer rich opportunities for collaboration, interactivity, and socio-experiential learning. The authors argue that perceived affordances, which are a function of individual users' or learners' perceptions and views, are of central significance, and encourage educators to empower learners with freedom and autonomy to select and personalize the tools and technology available to them, as well as allowing them to determine how best to use the technology to support their learning. While "student-centered" learning has become somewhat of a mantra for educators in recent decades, the adoption of social software tools driven by appropriate pedagogies may offer an opportunity for this goal to be truly realized.
- Web 2.0 Technologies for Social and Collaborative E-Learning
- The Connected Learning Space
- Social Networking Tools for Teacher Education
- Teacher’s Self-efficacy and the Integration of Web 2.0 Tool/Applications in K-12 Schools
- Web 2.0 in the Classroom: Student Practices, Teacher Perspectives
- From e-learning to Social Networking: a Case Study
- The Effect of Primary Language Advanced Organizer PodCasts on English Language Learners’ Academic Performance
- What Teacher Education Needs to Know about Web 2.0: Preparing New Teachers in the 21st Century
- Collectives, Networks and Groups in Social Software for E-Learning
- Social Networks in Education
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