Thing 3: Thoughts about Web 2.0 (referring to Thing 2)

When I first heard of Web 2.0, I was not sure what to expect from students when they had to freedom to change content on the web. Later I realized, that more we control something, more are the chances of it getting misused, when someone manages to break the security. As collaborative tools sprouted all over the internet, users became more mature in their approach towards this technology and behaved more responsible.

We have introduced our teachers and students to wikis, blogs, ning-networks, google-sites, youtube, vimeo, flickr, picasa, netvibes, podcast, vodcast, wikipedia, diigo, etc.

web20-2Now teaching and learning has become more interactive than before, and it has also made online research more efficient. Web 2.0 has also created a new generation of digital learners. This will revolutionize the way we teach and learn. It will also nudge the paper users to move to electronic media, thereby saving the planet by going green.

This course is a great example of a self-guided and self-paced learning course. This would not have been possible without Web 2.0 technology.

Thing 3: Reflections on Lifelong Learning (referring on Thing 1)

challengeI believe that “Habit #2” of the “7 1/2 Habits of Effective Lifelong Learning” is the most challenging for me to employ. I have a lot to accomplish in my typical working day, and can’t find the right time to start a new learning session on my own. Of course, I do find solutions to problems that come my way. To find solutions I research the internet – forums, blogs and other help and faqs sites. I know I should find a way to mould myself as a compulsory learner, to learn at least one new technology thing each week.

goalsI believe that the easiest and the most significant of the “7 1/2 Habits of Effective Lifelong Learning” is “Habit #1“. When I have the end result to be achieved as my goal, I can work towards the goal with all the possible resources at hand.

toolkitI think that “Habit #5” the most important of the “7 1/2 Habits of Effective Lifelong Learning“, as the learning toolkit can be used as ones “River of Information“.