Education 2.0: Teaching and Learning in the Information Age
Keywords:organizations, networks, hierarchies, fundamental change
The Internet offers a powerful new platform for learning and teaching. Web 2.0 technologies and new digital tools – cameras, video and voice recorders, drawing tablets and the like – have the power to transform schools as we have known them and usher in new forms of educational organization and collaboration. The key to this process is the power of individual network participants to “cast nets” – to use social media and search to make themselves and their capabilities known online, and to link up with others for collaboration and collective action. Entrenched hierarchical educational organizations cannot accommodate these new powers. To embrace the Internet, schools and colleges will thus need to shift from hierarchies to networked organizations.
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