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ERIC Number: EJ798790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Leveraging Web 2.0 in the Redesign of a Graduate-Level Technology Integration Course
Oliver, Kevin
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v51 n5 p55-61 Oct 2007
In the emerging era of the "read-write" web, students can not only research and collect information from existing web resources, but also collaborate and create new information on the web in a surprising number of ways. Web 2.0 is an umbrella term for many individual tools that have been created with web collaboration, sharing, and/or new information creation in mind. A multitude of free web 2.0 tools may be applied to a course in technology integration, with added social benefits for courses taught from a distance. Before redesigning courses to include web 2.0 assignments, instructors should take into consideration a few factors tied to privacy, ethics, longevity, and start-up procedures. This article discusses the redesign of a distance education graduate-level technology integration course taken by in-service teachers, highlighting the integration of new web 2.0 tools for learner content interactions and assignments. The course is directed at teachers working on a master's degree and a supplement to their existing teaching license that enables them to serve as a school Instructional Technology Specialist. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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