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The use of web 2.0 in e-learning: evidence from a public university in Malaysia

Authorship Details
Lazim Abdullah
Hafriz Nural Azhan
Yazid Md Saman
Noor Maizura Mohamad Noor
Wan Ab Aziz Wan Mohd Amin
Publication Details
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)

40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools

Authorship Details
Mohd Amin Embi
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Monograph
Publication Date: 
2013
Publication Title: 
40 Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools
Publisher: 
Centre for Academic Excellence, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Summary

This book contain 40 selected top web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning. A must have ebook for all educators and trainers

Connectivism and the Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies on Education

Authorship Details
R. Shriram
Steve Carlise Warner
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Title: 
Asian Journal of Distance Education
Publisher: 
The Asian Society of Open and Distance Education
Volume: 
8
Issue or Number: 
2
Pagination: 
4-17
Summary

Educational learning theories like behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism have shaped
all forms of educational instructions in the twentieth century. These theories have their focus on
classroom teaching and teacher-pupil (one to one or one to many) relationships and have served
education well until now. With the proliferation of Web 2.0 tools in education, there is a need
to understand how our classrooms have been transformed and revisit these underpinning
learning theories in an attempt to understand our learners. In the twenty first century where the
online era of education is increasing rapidly, the new proposed learning theory like
connectivism, must be studied to depict if it can be used in learning and teaching, as it deals
with trends in learning, the use of technology and networks, and the diminishing life-span of
knowledge. This paper discusses connectivism and analyses its impact on learning and the Web
2.0 technologies on education. The results of a study on student’s attitudes towards learning are
also given. These discussions are important to understand how our classrooms and teaching and
learning systems will evolve in the future. (Authors' abstract)


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