ERIC Number: EJ815338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
The Adventures of Miranda in the Brave New World: Learning in a Web 2.0 Millennium
Barnes, Cameron; Tynan, Belinda
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, v15 n3 p189-200 Sep 2007
This paper looks at the implications of Web 2.0 technologies for university teaching and learning. The latest generation of undergraduates already live in a Web 2.0 world. They have new service expectations and are increasingly dissatisfied with teacher-centred pedagogies. To attract and retain these students, universities will need to rethink their operations. New social technologies mean that universities have the chance to create a new generation of student-centred learning environments, to realize the idea of a University 2.0. The following discussion draws upon a fictional character in order to capture the possible futures of such a brave new world.
Descriptors: College Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Learning Theories, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Resistance to Change, College Environment, Educational Theories, Internet, Technology Integration, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Influence of Technology
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom