Understanding the pedagogy Web 2.0 supports: The presentation of a Web 2.0 pedagogical model

G. J. Baxter, T. M. Connolly, M. H. Stansfield, C. Gould, N. Tsvetkova, R. Kusheva, B. Stoimenova, R. Penkova, M. Legurska, N. Dimitrova

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This paper explores the concept of Web 2.0 and provides an overview of three types of Web 2.0 tools currently used in education today, namely, wikis, blogs and online forums. The paper also presents the results of a systematic literature review on Web 2.0 in education, the findings of which revealed a lack of Web 2.0 pedagogical models in the literature. This paper makes a contribution to knowledge in the area of Web 2.0 use in education by presenting a Web 2.0 pedagogical model to inform educators of how to apply the learning theories associated with Web 2.0 in the classroom. In addition, the paper presents the findings of a teacher training course based on the Web 2.0 pedagogical model taught through the use of an integrated Web 2.0 platform that was carried out as part of a large-scale evaluation of Web2.0 across Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP), 2011
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1125-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011


  • Web sites
  • computer based training
  • educational courses
  • Web 2.0 pedagogical model
  • Web 2.0 tool
  • Wikis
  • blogs
  • education
  • learning theory
  • online forum
  • teacher training course
  • Decision support systems
  • Electronic publishing
  • Helium
  • Information services
  • Next generation networking
  • Web services
  • Blogs
  • Online Forums
  • Teacher Training
  • Web 2.0
  • Web 2.0 Pedagogical Model


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