Learning 2.0

Global Leapfrog Education, Vol. 1, No. 1

8 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2012

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Cristobal Cobo

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Date Written: December 4, 2006


This article explains why Web 2.0 can be considered much more than a technological revolution. Since the irruption of the new digital tools, not only a new form of interaction was consolidated, but a way to strengthen collective knowledgebased learning. The incessant growth of Web 2.0, allows us to project a constant duplication - in briefer intervals - of the knowledge generation level in this new digital architecture. All those new social technological innovations will have direct impact in the consolidation of new models to teach, learn and share knowledge. That is why, new learning perspectives should explore and include the multiple online resources to keep updated and take advantage of the benefit of this changing digital era.

The accomplishment of this new educational paradigm demands the adoption of skills related with a creative, innovative and imaginative use of the information in order to make the most of the human intellectual capital. This article analyses how the configuration of a new knowledge-based educational paradigm can consider the current information technologies evolution and its impact, by empowering the student’s experimental learning through the use of online collaborative tools in the context of Web 2.0.

Keywords: web, internet, learning, technology, web 2.0

JEL Classification: D83, O32, O31

Suggested Citation

Cobo, Cristobal, Learning 2.0 (December 4, 2006). Global Leapfrog Education, Vol. 1, No. 1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2100403

Cristobal Cobo (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

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University of Oxford
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