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ERIC Number: ED498810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1302-6488
A Paradigm Shift in Distance Education: Web 2.0 and Social Software
Kesim, Eren; Agaoglu, Esmahan
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education (TOJDE) v8 n3 p66-75 Jul 2007
The term of "new technological paradigm" is become an indispensable concept for all educational organizations. Consequently there is a growing necessity to describe what the term technological paradigm is. With the gaining speed of technological changes, a new dimension of educational and training paradigm is being formed. The sources of this paradigm are, flexibility and providing rich learning environments for all students. Therefore student's roles had changed from passive to highly interactive in the historical development of distance education. In this paper, evolution of Web technologies from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 as a sub-dimension of distance education is being described theoretically. Besides, reflections of this evolution for all educational organizations are taken in hand with the perspective of the term of social software. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A