The answer……. “ The term “Web 2.0” (2004-present) is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user centered design, and collaboration, on the World Wide Web.”(source-wikipedia) In novice terms…. A way for students to collaborate and communicate with other students that are miles away.
Will this give students an edge in a competitive work force?
Our world is changing So must our methods of teaching
“ If students are to be productive members of the 21st Century workplace, they must move beyond the skills of the 20th Century and master those of the 21st Century.”
“ The characteristics of the 21st Century classroom will be very different from those of in the classrooms of the past because the focus is on producing students who are highly productive , effective communicators , inventive thinkers , and masters of technology ” Commitment to the role of the teacher as a facilitator of learning. (2007). Retrieved January 30, 2007 from http://www.onu.edu/a+s/cte/knowledge/facilitator.shtm
“ Web 2.0 is significant as a medium to promote new kinds of collaborative learning. The sharing of information and ideas is phenomenal. Resisting Web 2.0 is resisting progress and an opportunity to learn and share in new and exciting ways.” Source: Diane Lyne Kinney