Web 2.0 … The Machine is Using Us

February 20, 2007

This is by far the best video made available on youtube for a longtime. It explains what web 2.0 is under 5 minutes while outlining the main technologies, social networks and truths associated with this new era. Try to keep learning 2.0 in the back for your head while viewing this vid-post.

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Buzz 2.0: Hype factor of all things 2.0

February 14, 2007

It has become evident that for all words ending in 2.0 (web 2.0, learning 2.0, …) that definitions differ and ubiquities are born. After only a week of this Learning 2.0 blog, purists in the field have pointed out that we should be about eLearning 2.0, based on our community and the content of our blog. These conversations have forced our hand in adding a little more definition to our view of Learning 2.0.

To us, Learning 2.0 is about collectivism and applied learning through technology. We use it to express a new way of learning whether that is e-Learning, blended, mobile learning and/or instructor led. The “2.0” really comes into play when collaborative technologies are involved. The reasoning for this technology focus comes from “web 2.0” (first use of 2.0) which is about technology and the network of people surrounding it.

At the end of the day, our disconnects are forged by the overwhelming use of 2.0. Maybe the most common theme that we can identify between all terms 2.0 is that it refers to an evolution or era that might not always be clear however can be used to express the future of things; this is directly inline with what we mean by “Learning 2.0”.

In the effort of laughing at all words /terms that end in 2.0, we offer this definition:

Buzz 2.0: Is a new buzzword, to be commonly used in managerial, technical, administrative, and sometimes political environments. It comically parallels the abuse and ubiquities of adding ‘2.0’ at the end of a word.

We have sat in boardrooms and listened to the seniors discuss how Web2.0 and KM will lead ‘the organization’ out of the fire and not the future. When will they realize that it is really about how the organization will apply requirements to the available technologies. Progress is requirement driven and technically facilitated.

If we offended you with this article, please forgive us. Even better, leave us a comment so we can continue this discussion.


Learning 2.0 Whitepaper

February 12, 2007

This whitepaper explains the basics of Learning2.0 much like the one on Web 2.0 bellow and it also offers some interesting links as well as some basic examples. Most of the information presented within this paper has been drawn from a multitude of websites / web applications.

Some more information in Learning 2.0, can be found at this locations

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Educational web 2.0 links… pass or fail?

February 9, 2007

Here is a mashup (linked image below) of a few Web 2.0 companies and websites that could be applied to Learning 2.0 and especially elearning 2.0. In some cases it would seem impossible to apply these 2.0 ideals to any means of learning. Think outside the box!

If you can’t apply something, leave your comments and see if anyone else can help. All of these companies and websites were found via the Brainpath.net community on Learning 2.0:

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Learning 2.0 Educational Information

February 9, 2007
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Brainpath.net is first and foremost a means of acquiring information from a community of experts as oppose the standard search engine models (Google). Here are some sample results from the searching of the Brainpath community for “Learning 2.0 Readings”, “Learning 2.0 Blogs” and “Learning 2.0 Communities”:

Readings

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Communities


Web 2.0 Whitepaper

February 7, 2007

This whitepaper explains the basics of Web2.0 as well as offers some interesting links and some basic examples. Most of the information presented within this paper has been drawn from a multitude of Web 2.0 website/ web applications.