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Some see the advent of Web 2.0-style tools in the classroom heralding a shift in everything from education theory to how schools are built. The bottom line: traditional lecturing may be on its way out, said Claire Schooley, an analyst at Forrester Research who follows learning trends at universities and corporations.


Web 2.0: Big app on campus

Universities are using Web 2.0-style tools to tap into a generation's lust for celebrity as they revamp learning and recruiting. Images: Web 2.0 enticements for coeds
By Candace Lombardi

Staff Writer, CNET

Yet another reason to "hone our own 2.0 skills". Soon they will be the accepted mode of operation for post-secondary learners.

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Comment by Lee Ann Spillane on August 16, 2007 at 6:24am
Hi, Sharon,
Interesting article. I was just talking to one of the tech support guys here at school --he was wondering how we would ever explain Web 2.0 to some of our teachers. In my mind it's the constructivist theory in action... right? I'm going to read more about how others are explaining it. I'm still new to this brave new world.
Comment by Sharon Betts on August 16, 2007 at 4:27pm
Hi Lee Ann,
There have been some great conversations around the "Web 2.0" name lately. I think many people have come to the conclusion it is just the 'same old web' with some two way interaction.


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