Systematic literature review of learning using Web 2.0 tools in education and training

Aida Azadegan, Thomas Connolly, Thomas Hainey

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Abstract

The Internet has fundamentally changed the way people work, communicate and spend their leisure time. Within education, we have seen the move to online learning with the convenience and flexibility that it offers with its ‘anytime, anywhere, anyplace’ nature. Since its inception, changes in Web tools have been rapid and some people have adapted to the new technologies more easily than others. While much has been written about social media and, more generally Web2.0, in people’s social life and much has been written about the use of Web2.0 in learning and training, it is less clear exactly what high quality empirical evidence exists that learning using Web2.0 tools brings about increased learning outcomes than other traditional or non-traditional methods. This paper presents the results of a systematic literature of Web2.0 tools within education and training to identify the evidence that exists to prove this approach is at least as effective as other methods. Despite finding a significant number of papers on Web2.0 tools within education and training, there is a dearth of evidence to support their usage and more research is needed to fully understand the impacts and outcomes that these tools can achieve.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEuropean Conference in the Applications of Enabling Technologies 2014 - IET Teacher Building, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Nov 201421 Nov 2014
http://www.ed20work.eu/conference

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference in the Applications of Enabling Technologies 2014
Abbreviated titleECAET 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period20/11/1421/11/14
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Keywords

  • Web2.0
  • systematic literature review
  • blogs
  • wikis
  • online forums
  • social networks

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Azadegan, A., Connolly, T., & Hainey, T. (2014). Systematic literature review of learning using Web 2.0 tools in education and training. Paper presented at European Conference in the Applications of Enabling Technologies 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom.