ERIC Number: EJ829506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Reference Count: 6
Can Web 2.0 Improve Our Collaboration?
Rhoades, Emily B.; Friedel, Curtis R.; Morgan, A. Christian
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v84 n1 p24-27 Jan 2009
Technology has helped to improve student learning by making the curriculum interactive and engaging. However, has technology affected research in the same way? That is, has technology enabled people to better collaborate through data sharing and dissemination of their findings? As the importance of assessment and accountability of student learning becomes more pervasive in education, it is important to be proactive in examining ways to improve research given the latest developments in technology. What is collaboration? What is this new Web 2.0 technology? Can it be used to foster such research collaboration in career and technical education (CTE)? Can it be utilized to achieve research agenda? In this article, the authors provide a framework of collaboration using Web 2.0, and present some possible examples of its application. The authors hope that this article will start a discussion to answer the previous questions.
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Cooperation, Educational Technology, Internet, Educational Research, Vocational Education, Web Sites
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A