Web 2.0 technology was used as a multi-functioning resource for participants in
their language learning. Participant 4 said Web 2.0 ―Provided good research resources.‖
Another participant saw their use of Web 2.0 as it ―Provided a different outlet for
learning.‖ (P5) For each participant the web production tools offered a different use.
Some participants said it enhanced their learning by providing the visual means to
different things to different people in their uses, but overall their reactions could be
summed up as Web 2.0 ―Enhances the quality of teaching and learning.‖ (P5)
The negative case which appeared in the participants‘ responses was about
information overload. One participant commented about Web 2.0 saying that ―it only
creates a platform for excess information to crowd up the internet.‖ (P17) For this
participant the use of Web 2.0 technologies did not enhance their language learning.
Theme 4. “They’re Already Daily Commodities.”: Pleasure.
T h e y ’ r e A l r e a d y D a i l y C o m m o d i t i e s
Most participants responded that they were already familiar with Web 2.0 tools. As
one participant matter-of-factly put it ―YouTube, Facebook, They‘re already daily
applications do play roles in people‘s private lives but also in their professional ones.