An Integrated Framework Of Web 2.0 Technology And A Collaborative Learning
Mohamed Madar, Mohamed H Abdikadir
Inde Terms: Web 2.0, Outcome Based Curriculum, Collaborative Learning, Learning Management System, E-learning and Content Management Systems.
Abstract: This paper contributes to the suitability of web 2.0 technology in implementing collaborative learning and proposes an integrated framework of Web 2.0 tools and collaborative learning activities. This paper is also identifying the mismatch between adopting web 2.0 technologies and the delivery of the curriculum on the cloud or via the Internet. It is found that Web 2.0 and a collaborative learning are two platforms to be easily synchronized due to their common attributes that enable their complementariness. This paper argues that integrated framework of Web 2.0 and CL allow users exploit teaching/learning materials maximally and at the same upsurges learners’ understanding in the subject knowledge. Suitable of Web 2.0 in implementing curriculum was also encouraged since the proposed framework consists of both components of Web 2.0 functions and activities of collaborative learning environment. Pedagogically, there has been a mismatch between E-learning technologies and mode of delivery, for instance, E-learning platforms are widely used to increase content accessibility only while now this framework introduces that Web 2.0 technology of E-learning can also be used to create, share knowledge among users. The proposed framework if efficiently exploited will also allow users at all levels create personalized learning environment which suits perspective teaching/learning styles of the users. Apart from academic achievement or enhancements of the teaching and learning processes, the proposed framework also would help learners develop generic skills which are very important in the workplaces. As a result of this, fast and independent learning technically depend on technology based pedagogy and in this case, this proposed model has two dimensions which are very crucial to the enrichment of students learning activities.
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