Rithvik and Paul Grade 10 Technology
Why Web 2.0 is the Right Tool for Education?
Government 2.0: Web 2.0 websites such as Twitter, You Tube and Facebook have provided an easy way for the public to connect with higher government officials, which was impossible before. Education : Web 2.0 tools promote creativity and address individual student needs. Virtual learning environments such as Moodle enable prospective students to log on and ask questions. Effective communication is the goal of learning languages and understanding cultures. Web 2.0 allows the Y generation to take credit and be proud of their work too. Universities use Web 2.0 in order to reach out and engage with generation Y and other prospective students. Examples of these Web 2.0 sites are You Tube, My Space, Facebook, Youmeo, Twitter and Flickr. Social Work 2.0 : Social work 2.0 represents the use of interactive web technologies in the delivery of social services. The term first appeared in press in 2008. In March, 2009, the New Social Worker Online started a technology blog called Social Work 2.0. Social workers use web 2.0 technologies for clinical practice, community organizing and administrative and policy functions. Social workers use chat programs to provide realtime online therapy, or etherapy. Web 2.0 technologies also allow for selfdirected treatment through webbased modules. Examples of Web 2.0 sites : • žYou Tube • žIssuu • žScribeD • žFacebook • žTwitter • žMy Space • žBlip T.V • žFlickr • žYoumeo • žetc