PLE Definition continues…..One also may define a PLE as a system (butsome argue that it is more of a concept only)that helps learners take control of and managetheir own learning. It includes support forlearners to set their own learning goals, managetheir learning; managing both content andprocess, communicate with others in the processof learning, and thereby achieve learning goals.
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Web 2.0 Defined…. The term Web 2.0 was coined in 1999 to describe web sites that usetechnology beyond the static pages of earlier web sites. It is closelyassociated with Tim OReilly because of the OReilly Media Web2.0 conference which was held in late 2004. Although Web 2.0suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer toan update to any technical specification, but rather to cumulativechanges in the ways software developers and end-users use theWeb. A Web 2.0 site may allow users to interact and collaborate witheach other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generatedcontent in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where peopleare limited to the passive viewing of content. Examples of Web 2.0include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites,hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies.
Present day technological advancements have given anew meaning to the structure of knowledgemanagement. The social web or web 2.0 as it iscommonly referred to as nowadays, is a new domainof knowledge sharing and management thatwas nonexistent a few decades ago. These moderninclinations towards knowledge sharing andmanagement on a social perspective have becomeincreasingly popular as it has lasting effects that arecrucial to an organization’s business environment.
Web 2.0 in education Web 2.0 technologies provide teachers with new ways to engage students, andeven allow student participation on a global level. However, children raisedexclusively in the era of new media technologies are less patient with activitiessuch as completion of worksheets and classroom lectures. Decreasedparticipation in a traditional classroom may be due to better feedback receivedonline. "The Web has the potential to radically change what we assume about teachingand learning, and it presents us with important questions to ponder: Whatneeds to change about our curriculum when our students have the ability toreach audiences far beyond our classroom walls?" Web 2.0 tools are needed inthe classroom to prepare both students and teachers for the shift in learningthat Collins and Halverson describe. According to Collins and Halverson, the self-publishing aspects as well as thespeed with which their work becomes available for consumption allowsteachers to give students the control they need over their learning. This controlis the preparation students will need to be successful as learning expandsbeyond the classroom.
ADVANTAGES OF SOCIAL BOOKMARKING ACCESSIBILITY: Accessible anywhere. Not restricted onany physical system. HUMAN INTERPLAY: Customers enabled to share websources of their choice. TRUST: Improves gross sales of a business. This is donebecause the suggestion of a website via social bookmarking,by web marketers, is likely to be trusted by consumers. AFFILIATE SALES: Affiliate links on social bookmarkingwebsites are used by individuals SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION: Social bookmarkingresults in links that make a webpage go up higher in the ratingon a Search Engine’s Optimized techniques.