Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Web 2.0 in Education: is it worth it?
I have been overcome by enthusiasm for Web 2.0 and social networking in education since my own experience over the last six months has led to amazing learning and networking opportunities. I have come back to work at Otago Polytechnic determined to introduce social networking as a wonderful means of learning to the midwifery students.
Leigh Blackall told me today that it was his experience that only 10% people engaged with social networking. So is all my time and energy better spent in other projects? How effective is social networking in education? Is it just another fad soon to be replaced by another one?
How can I encourage students to engage with social networking; to see past the library and physical classroom as the only place to learn?
What do you think?
Image: 'Think Pink'