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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Web 2.0: Unlearned Lessons from Previous Virtual Learning Environments

logo "Lecturers’ attitudes towards Web 2.0 tools are mixed. The pedagogic benefits seem clear, but the increasing use of technology in our practice has added to our workload. Considerable time and effort are needed to apply these innovations in a meaningful way; this issue must be acknowledged at an institutional level. Unless sufficient support and encouragement is provided by HE institutions, we risk a repeat of the rapid but superficial spread of VLEs. If institutional support is limited to providing the technical infrastructure, the use of Web 2.0 in a pedagogically-rich environment will become another unfulfilled promise."

Web 2.0: Unlearned Lessons from Previous Virtual Learning Environments. Emilia Bertolo, Bioscience Education e-Journal Volume 11