Web2.0 or …

I’m recently starting to think more and more about Web2.0 and teaching; more specifically how much is actually “web2.0” (on the assumption it can be defined) and how much is what I’m getting the students to do (or, indeed, what I, as I extend my own knowledge am doing). Is just looking at videos on YouTube any different from looking at them in the VLE? What happens when they start to upload them / attach them to a discussion posting in the VLE?
So, (and I think this is where my research is increasingly going)

    • Who should the audience be? (self / select group/ class / uni / world … and various stages in between!)
    • Where should it be hosted? (What backup do we have if it goes down [internal or external!]
      • Who’s funding the hosting?
    • Why are we using it? Is it primarily to gather information; to disseminate; to organise personally; to collaborate (because we have to?)
      • Are the roles of all users the same – or does the original user have a different reason to all/some of the audience
    • What do we want to do? (Before/during/post using tool?)

      Clearly, there are a lot of overlaps … but equally as the task/meaning etc., becomes more important, so the actual tool may become less important.

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