Bosco, J. (2009) Web 2.0 in Education: Policy, Practice and Progress The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Washington, DC

One of two papers recently published by The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

From the Executive Summary:

From December 2008 to February 2009, CoSN conducted an online survey of school administrators to determine their perspective on
[Web 2.0 tools for education]. According to the survey, district administrators overwhelmingly believe in the educational value of Web 2.0 and expect that Web 2.0 will require a new type of teacher training and result in a blending between formal and informal learning. And yet most respondents say that Web 2.0 tools have not yet been integrated into their district’s curriculum…..Despite the case that can be made for the use of Web 2.0 in education at a philosophical level, the issue of if and how Web 2.0 should actually be deployed in schools is problematic.’

The full paper goes on to explore the reasons for this. To receive the full paper, you must become a member of The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). (Individual membership: US$125).

See also: Stansbury, M. (2009) Schools get help in using Web 2.0 tools eSchool News, Sept 2, for more on this topic.


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