In a participatory culture, learning can be highly contagious.
The educational potential of Web 2.0 begins with a participatory culture of learning- one in which students and educators are highly engaged in collaborative activities that are meaningful and purposeful. Web 2.0 fosters:
- Collective intelligence
- Group contributions
- A sense of community
- A culture of learning
- Communities of practice. Learn more about the Participatory Culture in Learning (One-Page PDF)
Try it Out
The following websites exemplify best practices of Web 2.0 for education.
Wikis are websites that allow people to develop content on a topic collaboratively, in a shared space that multiple users can contribute to, update and access. Wikipedia
, the free encyclopedia, is the best-know wiki, with more than 91,000 active contributors and 68 million visitors every month who review the content, add references and citations to make it continually more robust.