Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mapping Web 2.0 Benefits to Known Best Practices in Distance Education

 

This post is from the University of Maryland University College's online journal --> http://deoracle.org/

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The last several years have been filled with enthusiastic discussion regarding Web 2.0 technologies and their positive, dynamic enhancements to a user’s experience on the Internet. This same wave has somewhat belatedly crashed over the realm of online education, and it has been a much-mulled subject ever since. The reason is for this is simple: The potential positive impact of Web 2.0 tools on the online learning experience is believed to be myriad and vast. 

Recent research has confirmed and identified benefits to the use of Web 2.0 technologies within the online classroom. Such benefits can be mapped to known best practices from the distance education literature to help enhance and optimize their potential positive effects within the online classroom. This article outlines the suspected and documented benefits of Web 2.0 technologies and links them to known best best practices in distance education.

Read the Full post: Mapping Web 2.0 Benefits to Known Best Practices in Distance Education by L Odom

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