ERIC Number: EJ779819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Breathing Fire into Web 2.0
Hardman, Justin; Carpenter, David
Learning & Leading with Technology, v34 n5 p18-21 Feb 2007
Today's methods of social networking and the technologies that support them offer powerful examples of how educators can connect to the "real" world of client population. To fully engage with the Web 2.0 world, educators work to include aspects of Web 2.0 into their teaching through the use of wikis, forums, and blogs. Administrators are also integrating classroom management software and curriculum mapping systems at their schools. These parts are coming together to build virtual learning communities. The next logical step would be the creation of an all-in-one, online communication and collaboration system for schools that leverages the best of what Web 2.0 offers. This article discusses how Hong Kong International School (HKIS) created its own all-in-one Web-based system called myDragonNet (http://dragonet.hkis.edu.hk). What began as an online file storage and calendar system for HKIS has grown into a multifaceted virtual community experience that works to leverage aspects of Web 2.0 to meet the users' educational, collaboration, and communication needs. The technical and educational architecture of myDragonNet is such that it is designed for future adaptation and expansion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong