This paper develops the understanding of how Web 2.0 applications can be utilized to support a project-based learning approach. Creating communities in the classroom has been the traditional method of engaging students. The web 2.0 technologies are changing the way dispersed learning communities interact. To provide preliminary evidence on this, we have designed a Social Computing Environment to support a community of students coming from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan involved in an International Master’s Program. This study suggests that Web 2.0 tools enhance learning effectiveness in terms of Learners’ Satisfaction, Knowledge Creation and Learning Performance. Preliminary results suggest that learners prefer to utilize wiki more than blogs to collaborate with peers, tutors and mentors.

Web 2.0 Project-Based Learning In Higher Education: some preliminary evidence

G. SECUNDO
2009

Abstract

This paper develops the understanding of how Web 2.0 applications can be utilized to support a project-based learning approach. Creating communities in the classroom has been the traditional method of engaging students. The web 2.0 technologies are changing the way dispersed learning communities interact. To provide preliminary evidence on this, we have designed a Social Computing Environment to support a community of students coming from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan involved in an International Master’s Program. This study suggests that Web 2.0 tools enhance learning effectiveness in terms of Learners’ Satisfaction, Knowledge Creation and Learning Performance. Preliminary results suggest that learners prefer to utilize wiki more than blogs to collaborate with peers, tutors and mentors.
Web 2.0 applications; project-based learning approach; social computing environment; learning effectiveness.
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