Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education
1. Web 2.0 and Social Networking Technologies
Web 2.0 and Social Networking Technologies
Web 2.0 and social networking technologies enable real-time participation and collaboration
Web 2.0, a term coined by Tom O’Reilly in 2004, describes the latest advances in collaborative Internet technologies. It opens the Internet on a social level where individuals are able to edit and add to the online information space.1 With Web 2.0, users participate in creating knowledge and sharing expertise rather than acting as passive recipients, making the Web an environment for sharing, collaborating, and exchanging thoughts and ideas.
Web 2.0 and social networking technologies are experiencing rapid growth:
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