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E-Learning 2.0: Why The New Tools?

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e/merge 2006 - Learning Landscapes in Southern Africa, Centre for Educational Technology at the University of Cape Town, Online, Elluminate, Keynote, Jul 18, 2006.

My talk, scheduled for one hour, went (with a willing audience) closer to two hours, which was nice, because I was able to develop the topic the way I wanted. After sketching the progression of Web 2.0 tools (from personal publishing to webtops) I outlined (drawing heavily on Konrad Glogowski) how it enables new forms of learning. From this, I outlined some of the theory underlying these new forms, and from this theoretical stance, responded in part to the critics of these new models.

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