X hits on this document

PDF document

DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln - page 27 / 152

289 views

0 shares

0 downloads

0 comments

27 / 152

25

need to adapt. With the help of Web 2.0 tools learners, are now able to ―participate

directly in the creation, refinement and distribution of shared content‖ in contrast to being

merely passive receivers of information (Selwyn, 2007, p. 15). The role of learners in the

Web 2.0 enhanced classroom has been transformed to enable them to become

  • information evaluators as opposed to passive learners who merely reflect their

instructor‘s knowledge‖ (McGee & Diaz, 2007, p. 9). As evaluators, learners begin to

think critically about the information and actively engage in the production and

evaluation

of

it

through

these

technologies.

Tapscott

delineates

the

transition

that

learners using Web 2.0 tools have made from passive to active learning in his comment:

  • Instead of just numbly receiving information, they are

gathering it from around the globe and lightening speed. Instead of just trusting a TV announcer to tell us the truth, they are assessing and scrutinizing the jumble of facts that are often contradictory or ambiguous. When they write to their blog contribute a video, they have an opportunity to synthesize and come up with a new formulation, which leads to a giant opportunity for them. The Net Generation has been given the opportunity to fulfill the inherent human intellectual potential as no other generation‖ (2008, p. 98).

These technologies provide learners with limitless opportunities to expand their

knowledge and the knowledge of others and they require dynamic and active involvement

by the learner. Blake (2008, p. 42) restates this as he describes that Web 2.0 tools allow

learners to transform from ―passive consumers of authentic source materials to active

author/owners of the material‖ they synthesize the material and contribute to the

evolution of knowledge. This ownership of knowledge pushes learners to think and

create at a much higher and more critical level about authentic source content. The active

Document info
Document views289
Page views289
Page last viewedFri Dec 02 20:55:21 UTC 2016
Pages152
Paragraphs4746
Words30506

Comments