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Keywords

Distance education--Computer-assisted instruction; Web 2.0;

Abstract

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

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

J. Ana Donaldson

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Date Original

2008

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 37 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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