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ERIC Number: EJ821808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
Constructs for Web 2.0 Learning Environments: A Theatrical Metaphor
Tu, Chih-Hsiung; Blocher, Michael; Roberts, Gayle
Educational Media International, v45 n4 p253-269 Dec 2008
Web 2.0 technologies empower learners to create personalized and community-based collaborative environments. Social networking technology affords learners to weave their human networks through active connections to understand what we know and we want to know. Social acts that bring out identities, awareness, relationships, connections, and interactions among and between learners are necessary for interactive learning. Learning should be grounded from self-presentation to personalized learning space to collaborative community learning. Participatory Web 2.0 technology accentuates the features of digital multi-modals representations, and syndications to empower the learner to manage their learning spaces. The constructs of Web 2.0 learning environments are discussed in four dimensions from a theatrical metaphor--cognitive/scripts, social/actors, networking/stages, and integration/acting dimensions--to guide further research and effective practices. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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