How Web 2.0 changes learning

The article we read describes the new perception and usability of internet.

An attribute of web 2.0 applications is that current applications are moved into internet. For example it is easily possible to upload pictures to the internet and share them with friends. More and more people are using the internet in their everyday lifes. Nowadays the internet is not only a place to insert information, but it grew to a medium of social communication.


There can be summarized three main Innovations of Web 2.0

  1. User vs. author

Whereas in web 1.0 the author and the user work seperately, in web 2.0 their roles merge. Each of them can intervene actively in another’s work.

  1. Local vs. distant

Data can be stored e.g. in clouds or distant servers instead of the private computer. Due to this they are accessable from any other device and also from any place else.

  1. Private vs. Public

Every information that is posted somewhere in the internet, is stored. Private information becomes accessable to mostly everyone and a lot of the users are not aware of this. Only one search request in google is needed to get plenty of information about a persons private life.


Those three points named above can also be transferred into the learning context:


User vs. author

Not only the teacheres/lecturers are creating content but also learners do.

Local vs. distant

Learning on campus and learning off campus blend into each other. As pupils continue learning in teams, using tools like skype and wiki.

Private vs. Public

Studying usually is a private activity and becomes only public during the examinations. Now the process of learning and its documentation gets more important.


E-Learning 1.0 and E-Learning 2.0

Learning platforms in E-Learning 1.0 used to be only a collection of content which was presented in a very unvivid way.

In contrast E-Learning 2.0 functions as a “gate” to the internet, offering access to advanced content. Additionaly it contains own contents and tools to alter information on the platform itself. Another improvement in comparison to E-Learning 1.0 is, that the learners may establish their personal learning environment.


by Kathi and Maria

(Actually Kathi wanted to publish this blogpost, but she doesn’t have and doesn’t get access anymore. WordPress  tells her “You are logged in as “kathitomati” and do not have the necessary privileges to access the dashboard for “fsln12group2″.” ALTHOUGH I invited her to be an administrator several times and she also accepted the invitation. May anyone help?


One response to “How Web 2.0 changes learning

  1. Good summary! You got the key points. Could you add the references to the study text, so that other readers can retrieve the originals? Re: wordpress – maybe you could trying sending a new invitation to a new email adress?

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