Low use of web 2.0 in e-learning

Tony Bates, Weblog, Dec 10, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

According to this report in the Chronicle, "Online education has grown in popularity, yet it remains dependent on learning-management systems, with content-delivery built around text." This statement is true only if you consider "online education" to be limited to that offered by traditional academic institutions, as the Chronicle does. But if you look at learning more widely, you can see that not only is there a great upsurge in personal learning that is happening , thanks to the internet, a substantial proportion of this learning is enabled through web 2.0 technologies.
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