A Typology of Web 2.0 Learning Technologies [Article] | EDUCAUSE.edu


This article presents the outcomes of a typological analysis of Web 2.0 learning technologies. A comprehensive review incorporating over two thousand links led to identification of 212 Web 2.0 technologies that were suitable for learning and teaching purposes. The typological analysis then resulted in 37 types of Web 2.0 technologies that were arranged into 14 clusters. The types of Web 2.0 learning technologies, their descriptions, pedagogical uses and example tools for each category are described, arranged according to the clusters. Results of this study imply that educators typically have a narrow conception of Web 2.0 technologies, and that there is a wide array of Web 2.0 tools as yet to be fully harnessed by learning designers and educational researchers.

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Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Information Professionals | The Search Principle


Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Information Professionals | The Search Principle

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Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Information Professionals (2013)

  1. Understand, explain and teach others about the principles and trends of social mediaweb 2.0 (and library 2.0 / archives 2.0)
  2. List major tools, categories and affordances of social media
  3. Apply social media to solve information problems, and communicate digitally with users
  4. Use social networking sites for promotional, reference and instructional services in libraries
  5. Navigate, evaluate and create content on social networking sites
  6. Follow netiquette, conform to ethical standards and interact appropriately with others online
  7. Explain copyright, security and privacy issues on social media to colleagues and user communities
  8. Understand the importance of digital identity and reputation management in a social media age
  9. Explain related terminology such as collaboration 2.0, remix and open source
  10. Renew social media competencies, advocate for institutional strategies and policiesand build evidence base in social media

Steven Bell – Future of Librarians Interview


Steven Bell – Future of Librarians Interview.

Mentoring 2.0


HLWIKI Canada provides a Mentoring 2.0 summary (mentoring in web 2.0 context) and references for Library and Information Studies students.