What´s Web 2.0?Web 2.0 applications allowusers to communicate andcollaborate in diverse waysand in a variety of media,which also helps learners toact together and to buildknowledge bases that fittheir specific needs (cf.Owen et al., 2006).
Web 2.0 is about exploring awide range of expressiveformats. This is becausedigital media create newopportunities formanipulating more than theconventional texts ofcommunication: inparticular, they encourageexploration of images,sound and video.
ADVANTAGESWeb 2.0 applications allowstudents to communicateand collaborate in diverseways and in a variety ofmedia, which also helpslearners to act togetherand to build knowledge.
ADVANTAGESWeb 2.0 tools andpractices invite new waysfor a learner to conductpersonal research. And toshare experiences andresources.
ADVANTAGESCompatibility with theelements of the educationalfield.- Behaviourism.- Constructivism- Cognitivism- Socio-cultural theory- Connectivism
ADVANTAGESWeb 2.0 offers educators aset of tools to support formsof learning that can be morestrongly collaborative andmore oriented to thebuilding of classroomcommunities.
EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS www.blogger.comThe potential uses of social networking services for schools and educators lie indeveloping e-portfolios as online space where learners can record theirachievements and collect examples of their work.
Blogs can enhancecommunication andpromote more engagedlearning, increasing studentmotivation andparticipation.Writing for an internetaudience not only enhancesstudents’ writing skills, butalso gives them a sense ofresponsibility, authorshipand ownership .(Farmer et al., 2008; Ellison & Wu,2008; Akbulut, 2007);
EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONSwww.xtranormal.com Xtranormal instantly turns your words into a 3D animated movie.
1. themselvesInside and outside of classPractice other skills: spelling, punctuation. etc.Allows freedom of studentsto step outside.
Teachers and students cancollaborate around almostany type of media includingvoice, text, webcam, anddrawing commentary in asecure environment.VoiceThread improvesstudent-student and student-teacher communication.
EFL students might be accessvarious online communities,interacting with differentpeople from differentcountries and experienceother cultures.It is a “safe environment”where you can make mistakesand nobody blames you forthat, because it is a virtualplace and it is free to makemistake anytime.