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Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching provides a useful and valuable reference to the latest advances in the area of educational technology and e-learning. This innovative book offers an excellent resource for any practitioner, researcher, or academician with an interest in the use of the Web for providing meaningful learning experiences.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. THE IMPLICATIONS OF WEB 2.0 FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Emerging Paradigms and Innovative Theories in Web-Based Tertiary Teaching and Learning
    1. Chapter 1: Back to the Future
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL SOFTWARE
      5. THEORETICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF SOCIAL SOFTWARE
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL SOFTWARE USE IN E-LEARNING
      7. LEVELS OF SOCIAL SOFTWARE USE APPLIED TO WIKIS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Understanding Web 2.0 and its Implications for E-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE TOOLS OF WEB 2.0 (2005–)
      4. EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS: E-LEARNING 2.0?
      5. DIFFERENT PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES TO WEB-BASED LEARNING
      6. LEARNING IN A KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY
      7. CHANGING STUDENTS
      8. ANALYZING WEB 2.0 TOOLS FROM AN EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
      9. WHO DECIDES?
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Pedagogy 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HOW WEB 2.0 AND SOCIAL SOFTWARE TOOLS IMPACT ON EDUCATION, LEARNING, AND WAYS OF KNOWING
      4. RETHINKING PARADIGMS OF LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE
      5. NEW CONCEPTUALIZATIONS OF PEDAGOGY
      6. PEDAGOGY 2.0: A FRAMEWORK FOR INNOVATION
      7. IMPLEMENTING AND REALIZING PEDAGOGY 2.0
      8. CONCLUSION: FUTURE LEARNING LANDSCAPES INFORMED BY THE PRINCIPLES OF PEDAGOGY 2.0
    4. Chapter 4: Learner-Generated Contexts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS A LEARNER-GENERATED CONTEXT?
      4. THE CASE FOR A CONTEXT-BASED MODEL OF EDUCATION/LEARNING
      5. THE LEARNER-GENERATED CONTEXT PROCESS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Considering Students’ Perspectives on Personal and Distributed Learning Environments in Course Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. USING WEB 2.0 TOOLS IN EDUCATION
      4. DRAWBACKS OF CURRENT LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      5. PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      6. DISTRIBUTED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      7. PLE AND DLE IMPLEMENTATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      8. LEARNING LANDSCAPES SUPPORTED BY WEB 2.0 TOOLS
      9. AFFORDANCES
      10. RESEARCH DESIGN
      11. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      12. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Personal Knowledge Management Skills in Web 2.0-Based Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LIFELONG LEARNING 2.0
      5. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Teaching and Learning Information Technology through the Lens of Web 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONNECTIVIST LEARNING AND WEB 2.0
      4. INTEGRATING WEB 2.0 INTO THE TERTIARY CURRICULUM
      5. TEACHING IT THROUGH THE LENS OF WEB 2.0
      6. A SURVEY OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES
      7. A CONNECTIVIST APPROACH TO TEACHING WEB 2.0 WITH WEB 2.0 TOOLS
      8. CHALLENGES OF TEACHING WEB 2.0
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
    8. Chapter 8: University Students’ Self-Motivated Blogging and Development of Study Skills and Research Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. BLOGS: USAGE IN NON-ACADEMIC DOMAINS
      4. BLOGS IN EDUCATION
      5. SETTING THE CONTEXT FOR THE STUDY
      6. METHODOLOGY: PARTICIPANTS AND DATA COLLECTION
      7. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
      8. IMPLICATIONS OF THE STUDY
      9. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 9: Using Wikis in Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. THE RISE OF SOCIAL SOFTWARE
      3. WIKIS IN EDUCATION
      4. EVOLVING WIKI CULTURE
      5. WIKI ACTIVITIES: A FRAMEWORK
      6. A FIVE-STAGE WIKI ACTIVITIES MODEL
      7. METHOD
      8. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
      9. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 10: Mobile 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OWNERSHIP IN TERTIARY EDUCATION
      4. CO-EXISTING PARADIGMS
      5. MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES IN DAILY LIFE
      6. DESIGNING FOR LEARNERS’ AGENCY
      7. WHAT DO OUR LEARNERS ACTUALLY DO?
      8. WEB 2.0 AND MOBILE 2.0: DESIGNING FOR LEARNING
      9. EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS’ MOBILE PRACTICES
      10. INTRODUCTION TO THE FUTURE
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH ISSUES
      12. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTITIONERS AND RESEARCHERS
      13. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 11: Meeting at the Wiki
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CHALLENGES AND FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. Appendix A. Chat Categories
    12. Chapter 12: Podcasting in Distance Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: THE USE OF AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES IN DISTANCE LEARNING
      4. WHAT ARE THE UNIQUE BENEFITS OF PODCASTING FOR DISTANCE LEARNING?
      5. INTERNATIONAL EXEMPLARS OF PODCASTING IN DISTANCE LEARNING
      6. A FRAMEWORK FOR THE DESIGN OF PODCASTS TO SUPPORT DISTANCE AND BLENDED LEARNING
      7. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE
    13. Chapter 13: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance the Student Experience in Non-Teaching Areas of the University
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A CASE STUDY FROM AN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY: THE NODE PROJECT
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
      7. RESOURCES
    14. Chapter 14: “You Can Lead the Horse to Water, but … ”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WEB 2.0, GENERATION V, AND E-LEARNING
      4. CHANGING PRACTICES IN PEDAGOGY AND INSTITUTIONAL USE OF TECHNOLOGIES
      5. WEB 2.0, TRADITIONAL LMS, AND OPEN SOURCE (MOODLE)
      6. “SAFE” VS. “OPEN” VIRTUAL LEARNING SPACES: PEDAGOGICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS
      7. EFFECTIVE USE OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS
      8. CONCLUSION
    15. Chapter 15: Facebook or Faceblock
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING
      4. INTRODUCING FACEBOOK
      5. EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF FACEBOOK
      6. STRATEGIES FOR USING FACEBOOK IN TERTIARY TEACHING AND LEARNING
      7. CHALLENGES, CRITICISMS, AND CAUTIONARY TALES
      8. CONCLUSION
    16. Chapter 16: Catering to the Needs of the “Digital Natives” or Educating the “Net Generation”?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IS THERE REALLY A GENERATION OF HIGHLY ICT-LITERATE “DIGITAL NATIVES”?
      4. WEB 2.0 IN A BROADER SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
      5. EKADEMIA: AN ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT BUILT ON SOCIAL SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES
      6. CONCLUDING DISCUSSION
    17. Chapter 17: Activating Assessment for Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL DRIVERS FOR INFLUENCES ON ASSESSMENT
      4. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVISM AND PEER ASSESSMENT
      5. ASSESSMENT 2.0 AND WEB 2.0 TOOLS
      6. NEW FORMS OF ASSESSMENT IN ACTION
      7. THE ASSESSMENT, FEEDBACK, AND LEARNING LOOP
      8. SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    18. Chapter 18: Dancing with Postmodernity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE SOCIAL WEB AS A NEW SPACE FOR KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION
      3. THE SOCIAL WEB AS AN EPISTEMIC MACROSHIFT
      4. WEB 2.0+: POWER AND KNOWLEDGE
      5. THE NATURE OF THE POSTMODERN EPISTEMIC FRAMEWORK
      6. FACING THE FUTURE: WEB 2.0+ AND DANCING THE POSTMODERN TANGO
      7. NOT A CONCLUSION, BUT A BEGINNING: TOWARD A SYSTEMIC POSTMODERN WORLDVIEW
    19. Chapter 19: Web 2.0 and Professional Development of Academic Staff
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONCEPT OF WEB 2.0
      4. LIVING AND TEACHING IN A CONNECTED WORLD
      5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      6. ENGAGING WITH STUDENTS
      7. MOVING TOWARD WEB 2.0
      8. WHO IS MANAGING THE LEARNING?
      9. CONCLUSION
    20. Chapter 20: When the Future Finally Arrives
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FROM WEB 2.0 TO WEB 3.0
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    21. Chapter 21: Stepping over the Edge
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGIES
      4. WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES: FUNCTIONALITY AND IMPACT ON PRACTICE
      5. WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION
      6. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPACT ON PRACTICE
      7. IMPLICATIONS
      8. MAKING SENSE OF THE COMPLEXITY
      9. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE
  10. Section 2: Towards Best Practice: Case Studies and Exemplars of Web 2.0-Based Tertiary Teaching and Learning
  11. Section 3: Web 2.0 and Beyond: Current Implications and Future Directions for Web-Based Tertiary Teaching and Learning
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Index