Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Tools?

Web 103

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence , expresses the challenge this way: ”In the Industrial Age most work was organized hierarchically, and individual responsibility was replaced by systemic controls. Moving beyond threaded e-mail and videoconferencing, future collaborative tools will combine historical data, predictive analysis and real-time discussion to create a decision-making process that is more rapid and better informed.