Some Perspectives on Web 2.0/School 2.0 and the Future of Education
There is a growing desire to rethink education and learning, and the phrase "School 2.0" is being used to describe the new direction many think education should take. There seem to be three factors driving this discussion:
- New collaborative computer technologies, in particular the read/write web or Web 2.0, distance learning programs, free and open source software, and videoconferencing.
- The move from an industrial to information economy, and a change in skills that are valuable to employers.
- A culture that is rapidly becoming more transparent and collaborative because of the new technologies, allowing a more open discussion about many aspects of our society, including (and especially) education.
General Web 2.0 information
The Machine is Us/ing Us video - Web 2.0 in five minutes by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State University
(scroll to the the bottom of this post to watch the embedded version)
Wikipedia - Web 2.0
What is Web 2.0?
Perspectives for teachers
50 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About
Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education
The Horizons Report - 2012 Applications of emerging technologies to teaching, learning, and creative expression.
Web 2.0 and School 2.0 - these phrases mean many things to many people.
1. Read the different perspectives in the list above.
2. Create a blog post on your reactions and thoughts regarding the articles you chose. In your post, make sure you include the answers to these questions:
- What does "School 2.0" mean to you?
- What does it mean for schools of the future?