Share Paper: A Study of Students’ Perceptions of the Use of Web 2.0 Applications in Higher Education

  1. Robert Aucoin, University of British Columbia / Royal Roads University / Avant Learning, Canada
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Abstract: Students are using Web 2.0 in all aspects of their lives while pundits claim these same students are demanding the use of Web 2.0 in their learning environments. This confluence of trends is placing pressure on universities to include more Web 2.0 applications in learning environments. The challenge is that there is little evidence to support the notion that learners are demanding these tools. Also faculty and learners are not always prepared for the pedagogical and policy implications associated with the use of Web 2.0. This study was designed to better understand the use of Web 2.0 in the learning ...