Article review: Web 2.0 – New Tools for Distance Learning

This article briefly maps the evolution from first generation distance learning systems to present day offerings. It looks at the failures of certain attempts to bring learning online and offers an insight into the current technologies that enhance the online delivery of education. Essex identifies podcasting, blogs and wikis as three key applications of technology that greatly improve the learning experience if deployed correctly. He concludes with a brief statement on virtual worlds and their potential to further increase the dynamism of online learning.

Christopher Essex. “Web 2.0: New Tools for Distance Learning“. Distance Learning. 4.3 (2007): 47-54. 2008-09-14 19:42:57 

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Suren Gunatillake

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