Friday, February 22, 2008

Web 2.0 Activates Learning Online

Engage, interact, collaborate, construct, simlulate - all are enabled by a myriad of Web 2.0 applications. There are important messages in the linked article. Perhaps as important as any is the message: "Pedagogy first, then technology." It is the mantra of our approach in COLRS - we begin with good pedagogical approaches, then we choose technologies to enable those approaches. We never recommend the use of technology for technology's sake. Technology is the servant of active learning.

Here is a link to another of Michael Wesch's videos - - this one gives a good sense of how AJAX (asynchronous javascript and XML) and other Web 2.0 applications are changing the way we teach, learn, and live.

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