The Implications of Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning in a Knowledge-Based Society.

This was a keynote presentation to a conference at the University of Leicester, UK, organized by Professor Gilly Salmon. It covers the following topics:

What is e-learning?

Current pressures on universities:

  • changing economies and job skills/competencies
  • changing epistemologies and views on learning
  • changing students
  • changing technologies

What is Web 2.0?

Benefits and dangers of Web 2.0 in education

The role of academic departments in managing change

Conclusions: why e-learning and Web 2.0 are important for university teaching and learning

The video is approximately 45 minutes in length.

© University of Leicester/Tony Bates Associates Ltd. Thanks to Professor Salmon and the University of Leicester for permission to make this video available.


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