Tuesday, November 13, 2007

DevLearn and eLearning 2.0

I just got back from eLearning Guild's DevLearn conference. It was an eye opener for me. I was most impressed with the idea of using Web 2.o tools for learning, tagged with the name, eLearning 2.0. I decided to start exploring and researching this topic by using one of the eLearning 2.0 tools, blogging. So welcome to my blog.

What is Web 2.0?

Let's start by comparing examples of Web 1.0 to Web 2.0

Web 1.0 --> Web 2.0
Netscape --> Google
Favorites --> del.icio.us
Britannica Online --> Wikipedia
Ofoto --> Flickr
mp3.com --> uTube
personal websites --> blogging
publishing --> participation
media producers --> personal media creation
streaming video --> podcasts
discussion lists --> social networking

A central principle of Web 2.0 is it allows us to embrace the power of the web to harness collective intelligence. Users no longer are limited to browsing content developed by others. Web 2.0 makes it easy to collaborate with others. Amazon allows you to share your opinions. Wikipedia allows you to add to and edit their encyclopedia. If you aren't familiar with the Web 2.o terms above, google them and join with me on this exploration.

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