A Learning Management System to Web 2.0–A Wise Shift?
Now that higher education teachers have mastered the learning management system, they are now under pressure to take on a whole new ball game: Web 2.0 technologies. Of course, there are some interesting ways to integrate social software into course material, and Web 2.0 applications offer some features that the learning management system lacks.
However, not all schools are ready to begin the shift. Sending educators to seminars and workshops to learn how to use Web 2.0 technologies is expensive. Additionally, the technology required to provide students with social software is often absent in schools. While a learning management system requires only a computer and an internet connection, videoconferencing, for example, requires a microphone, camera, speakers and a large amount of bandwidth.
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