Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Breaking out of the geek ghetto

While browsing Edublog's ....err blog I came across this link to the Guardian, which has an article on web 2.0 stuff and teaching in which some of the blogs he helped set up are mentioned. I tell you that boy's going places;

"Web's second phase puts users in control

The web's shift from a tool of reference to one of collaboration presents teachers with some rich opportunities for e-learning

Steve O'Hear
Tuesday June 20, 2006
The Guardian

Many believe the web has entered a second phase, where new services and software - collectively known as web 2.0 - are transforming the web from a predominantly "read only" medium to one where anyone can publish and share content and easily collaborate with others.

The "new" web is already having an impact in class, as teachers start exploring the potential of blogs, media-sharing services, and other social software, which, although not designed specifically for e-learning, can be used to empower students and create exciting new learning opportunities. These same tools allow teachers to share and discuss innovations more easily and, in turn, spread good practice."

(see here for the rest of the article)

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