Lee, M. and McCoughlin, C. (2010) Web 2.0 Based e-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Learning Hershey PA: IGI Global, 415 pp, US$180 hardback

Description (from publisher)

Educational communities today are rapidly increasing their interest in Web 2.0 and e-learning advancements for the enhancement of teaching practices.

Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching provides a useful and valuable reference to the latest advances in the area of educational technology and e-learning. This innovative book offers an excellent resource for any practitioner, researcher, or academician with an interest in the use of the Web for providing meaningful learning experiences.

Topics Covered

  • Social software
  • Web 2.0 and its implications for e-learning
  • Learner generated contexts
  • Students’ perspectives on personal and distributed learning environments
  • Personal knowledge management
  • University students’ self-motivated blogging
  • Mobile 2.0
  • Podcasting in distance learning
  • Digital natives
  • Web 2.0 and professional development
  • Comment

    I am one of the chapter authors. A copy of my chapter, ‘Understanding Web 2.0 and its implications for e-Learning’ can be downloaded free from here, with the publisher’s permission. Any comments or feedback on my chapter, or the book in general, will be welcomed.


    1. Back to the Future

    Pages 1-20
    Nada Dabbagh (George Mason University, USA)
    Rick Reo ( George Mason University, USA)
    2. Understanding Web 2.0 and its Implications for E-Learning

    Pages 21-42
    Tony Bates (Tony Bates Associates, Canada)
    3. Pedagogy 2.0

    Pages 43-69
    Catherine McLoughlin (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    Mark Lee ( Charles Sturt University, Australia)
    4. Learner-Generated Contexts

    Pages 70-84
    Rose Luckin (University of London, UK)
    Wilma Clark ( University of London, UK)
    Fred Garnett ( University of London, UK)
    Andrew Whitworth ( University of Manchester, UK)
    Jon Akass ( Media Citizens Ltd, UK)
    John Cook ( London Metropolitan University, UK)
    Peter Day ( University of Brighton, UK)
    Nigel Ecclesfield ( Becta, UK)
    Tom Hamilton ( University of Sussex, UK)
    Judy Robertson ( Heriot-Watt University, UK)
    5. Considering Students’ Perspectives on Personal and Distributed Learning Environments in Course Design

    Pages 85-108
    Terje Väljataga (Tampere University of Technology, Finland & Tallinn University, Estonia)
    Kai Pata ( Tallinn University, Estonia)
    Kairit Tammets ( Tallinn University, Estonia)
    6. Personal Knowledge Management Skills in Web 2.0-Based Learning

    Pages 109-127
    Maria Cigognini (University of Florence, Italy)
    Maria Pettenati ( University of Florence, Italy)
    Palitha Edirisingha ( University of Leicester, UK)
    7. Teaching and Learning Information Technology through the Lens of Web 2.0

    Pages 128-148
    Mark Frydenberg (Bentley University, USA)
    8. University Students’ Self-Motivated Blogging and Development of Study Skills and Research Skills

    Pages 149-179
    Shailey Minocha (The Open University, UK)
    Lucinda Kerawalla ( The Open University, UK)
    9. Using Wikis in Teacher Education

    Pages 180-191
    Steve Wheeler (University of Plymouth, UK)
    10. Mobile 2.0

    Pages 192-208
    John Pettit (The Open University, UK)
    Agnes Kukulska-Hulme ( The Open University, UK)
    11. Meeting at the Wiki

    Pages 209-227
    Ana Oskoz (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)
    Idoia Elola ( Texas Tech University, USA)
    12. Podcasting in Distance Learning

    Pages 228-246
    Catherine McLoughlin (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
    Mark Lee ( Charles Sturt University, Australia)
    Belinda Tynan ( University of New England, Australia)
    13. Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance the Student Experience in Non-Teaching Areas of the University

    Pages 247-266
    Lisa Cluett (The University of Western Australia, Australia)
    Judy Skene ( The University of Western Australia, Australia)
    14. “You Can Lead the Horse to Water, but … ”

    Pages 267-283
    Henk Huijser (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
    Michael Sankey ( University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
    15. Facebook or Faceblock

    Pages 284-300
    Peter Duffy (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
    16. Catering to the Needs of the “Digital Natives” or Educating the “Net Generation”?

    Pages 301-318
    Thomas Ryberg (Aalborg University, Denmark)
    Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld ( Aalborg University, Denmark)
    Chris Jones ( The Open University, UK)
    17. Activating Assessment for Learning

    Pages 319-342
    Denise Whitelock (The Open University, UK)
    18. Dancing with Postmodernity

    Pages 343-364
    Henk Eijkman (University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia)
    19. Web 2.0 and Professional Development of Academic Staff

    Pages 365-379
    Belinda Tynan (University of New England, Australia)
    Cameron Barnes ( University of New England, Australia)
    20. When the Future Finally Arrives

    Pages 380-393
    Matt Crosslin (The University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
    21. Stepping over the Edge

    Pages 394-415
    Gráinne Conole (The Open University, UK)


    1. I notice that this research is not open access. Do you have a list of links analogous to the one you posted, but to open access versions of the chapters (in institutional or thematic repositories, for example)?

      Alternatively, would you send me a copy of your chapter?

    2. Hi, Ewout

      Unfortunately this is not an open access publication. I had already written the chapter before I got the contract and I was very unhappy about the copyright conditions and the eventual price, but it was too late by then.

      However, you can get a full copy of my chapter by clicking on: http://resources.igi-global.com/marketing/pdfs/lee/2.pdf

      if you contact the other authors, they can give you a similar url for their chapter.

      I hope you find the chapter useful,

      Best regards

    3. Thanks, Tony, I´m sorry if I sounded snarky. I don´t want to lecture other people how they should publish their work. But when I clicked the links and discovered that I had no (in any practical sense) access I must admit I felt a bit excluded.

      Apparently the publisher has decided that they only want to market this to academic libraries. But this means that 99% of your potential readership must send emails to authors asking for private copies.

      There is a temporary solution: I just download the whole book by guessing the obvious URLs for the other chapters. Still, a ridiculous situation.

    4. Ye, Marcello, I’ve learned my lesson – I’ll never do an article or publication for IGI again. They pay NO royalties and charge ridiculous prices for the book, and really restrict authors’ rights to republish.


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