Another way to access
The words of Participant 3 aptly summarize this theme: ―(Web 2.0 tools) provided
another way to access…‖
Theme 3. “Gives the Subject More Life.”: Enhancement.
Participants are producers in Web 2.0 technology. They have first-hand experience
and exposure to the content. This code of first-hand experience was very prevalent in
many of the participants‘ experiences. ―It (learning) was enhanced because I could hear
the Spanish words being pronounced correctly.‖(P12) Web 2.0 technologies offer multi-
sensory approaches in learning. Participants repeatedly stated that having hands on
learning activities enhanced their learning. Participants were able to hear and see content
which was enhanced by Web 2.0 technologies. ―I got to see what my teacher was talking
about in a first person view for I saw it with my own eyes.‖ (P8) Participants were
experiencing their learning.
Gives the Subject More Life
Web 2.0 technology tools offer a window to experience that students would not
have access to without technology. ―Seeing and hearing are better than just reading, it
gives the subject more life.‖ (P3) Participants were motivated to be participants in their
learning. ―It (Web 2.0) has enhanced MY learning experience.‖ (P22) Participants were
taking ownership of their own learning.