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The use of web 2.0 in e-learning: evidence from a public university in Malaysia
Posted on 18 February 2013 by Shahril Effendi Bin Ibrahim (Senior Librarian)
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Lazim Abdullah
Hafriz Nural Azhan
Yazid Md Saman
Noor Maizura Mohamad Noor
Wan Ab Aziz Wan Mohd Amin
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Resource Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
2013
Conference Name: 
3rd International Conference for E-learning & Distance Education (eLi2013)
Summary

Web 2.0 is a web-based technology application that integrates the characteristics of information sharing and interoperability. It is also associated with aspects of collaboration in a web page that allows users to interact directly with web platform with other users. However, its application tools and their usage in e-learning platform at most of the public universities in Malaysia are still at infant stage. This paper reports some evidences of the use of Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning via e-learning platform at University Malaysia Terengganu. Description of the use of the tools and a brief statistics of the usage were provided by the e-learning system manager. Facebook, Twitter, Chat and Youtube emerged as the top four Web 2.0 tools that actively used by students. Good acceptance of these tools among students allows rapid development of the Web 2.0 applications in the e-learning platform. The evidence from this study suggests that the use of Web 2.0 promises positive responses from e-learning users and hopefully will enhance pedagogical practices in the near future. (Abstract by authors)

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