You can lead the horse to water, but: aligning learning and teaching in a Web 2.0 context and beyond

Huijser, Henk and Sankey, Michael (2011) You can lead the horse to water, but: aligning learning and teaching in a Web 2.0 context and beyond. In: Web 2.0-based e-learning: applying social informatics for tertiary teaching. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 267-283. ISBN 978-1-60566-295-4


This chapter outlines the potential benefits of incorporating Web 2.0 technologies in a contemporary higher education context, before identifying possible ways of doing this, as well as expected challenges. It uses the University of Southern Queensland, primarily a distance education provider, as the context for many of its case study examples. In particular, it addresses the important role of the allowances of particular Learning Management Systems (LMSs) in pedagogical applications of Web 2.0 technologies. Overall, this chapter argues that the goals and ideals of Web 2.0/ Pedagogy 2.0 can be achieved, or at least stimulated, within an institutional LMS environment, as long as the LMS environment is in alignment with such goals and ideals. It uses the implementation of Moodle at USQ as a case study to reinforce this argument and explore which factors potentially influence a shift in thinking about learning and teaching in a Web 2.0 context.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 14. Permanent restricted access due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2010 07:06
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 00:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: web-based education; educational technology implementation; collaboration technologies; web-based learning; web-based teaching; virtual learning; virtual classroom; technology-enhanced learning; online learning community
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-294-7.ch014

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