Higher education and web 2.0: theory and practice

Isaias, Pedro, Pifano, Sara and Miranda, Paula (2014). Higher education and web 2.0: theory and practice. In Jean-Eric Pelet (Ed.), E-learning 2.0 technologies and web applications in higher education (pp. 88-106) Hershey, PA, United States: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4876-0.ch005


Author Isaias, Pedro
Pifano, Sara
Miranda, Paula
Title of chapter Higher education and web 2.0: theory and practice
Title of book E-learning 2.0 technologies and web applications in higher education
Place of Publication Hershey, PA, United States
Publisher IGI Global
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-4876-0.ch005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781466648760
9781466648777
1466648767
Editor Jean-Eric Pelet
Chapter number 5
Start page 88
End page 106
Total pages 19
Total chapters 15
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The inclusion of Web 2.0 in education has been a polemic process comprised both with enthusiasm and scepticism. There is empirical evidence of Web 2.0's effective employment in educational contexts and it seems that the background of hesitation that has always accompanied Web 2.0's didactic progress is now more concentrated on questioning how to use it rather than whether or not it should be used. In light of this predicament, this chapter aims to analyse how some Web 2.0 tools are being used in higher education as well as to uncover what best practices should guide their successful deployment. This chapter begins by providing an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of using Web 2.0 pedagogically, and it then focuses on particular cases where educators have experimented with YouTube, wiki technology, and Twitter in their teaching settings. The lessons learned and the outcomes of their experiences are combined with current theory on Web 2.0 in education to serve as guidelines.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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