The Web has entered a new era of sophistication. The Web 2.0 applications hold profound potentials in education because of their open nature, ease of use and support for effective collaboration and communication. They change the traditional view of human knowledge and open up more opportunities in teaching and learning. Librarians and teachers can use Web 2.0 tools attract students’ attention and enhance their learning experiences.
I just came back from the Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference in Natchez, Mississippi. My wife, a librarian at William Carey University, and I gave a presentation Using Web 2.0 in Your Library at the conference. We thought our presentation went very well. The presentation discussed digital native learners and the advent of Web 2.0 technologies. In addition, it discussed how librarians and teachers can use Web 2.0 applications to empower learners and creating exciting new learning opportunities.
Below is our presentation. We welcome your comments and suggestions.