Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Distance education--Computer-assisted instruction; Web 2.0;
Distance education continues to grow in popularity with higher education institutions across the country. A shift in pedagogy towards collaborative learning activities within the online learning environments is designed to bring students together as a group. This review of research investigates how Web 2.0 technology has proven to be useful in these collaborative activities. Various issues and obstacles are addressed which may arise in the use of this social software for collaborative learning within a distance education setting. The introduction of Web 2.0 software to distance education may hold the key to creating powerful collaborative learning experience for students who live across the state, nation, and possibly the world.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
J. Ana Donaldson
1 PDF file (iv, 37 pages)
©2008 Sarah E. Ling
Ling, Sarah E., "Using Web 2.0 technology to support collaborative learning in distance education" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 1103.