Teaching and Learning with Technology

Initial Thoughts about how the Read/Write Web is affecting Teaching and Learning

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I am fascinated to see the ways Web tools are rapidly evolving, allowing to create learning activities that facilitate active learning, collaboration, and critical and creative thinking. Before the Web 2.0, there was the Web 1.0, which allowed for a more passive approach to teaching and learning. Teachers and students were passive consumers of information, and if they wanted to change something, they had to contact the Website administrator and wait for changes to occur.

Web 2.0 tools allow for a more creative and active approach. Teachers and students can not only acquire information, but also create and share it. This type of tools can be accessed anytime and from anywhere, allowing for more flexibility and mobility.

I think that the Read/Write Web will continue to make a great impact in the way I teach and relate to my students and colleagues.  I also believe that when the Web 3.0 becomes more accessible will affect the way we teach and learn even more. Designing virtual learning environments that simulate real life situations and allow students to be play active and different roles in those situations will be more possible with Web 3.0 tools.

Written by ngrassini

January 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

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  1. Mr WordPress

    January 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

  2. Yes, web tools are definitely changing our vision of what teaching and learning look like. Since I’ve spent a long career in a face-to-face, constructivist classroom, I’m unsure about my role in a Web 3.0 classroom.

    Natalie Damico

    January 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  3. I totally agree with you in that I believe the web 2.0 tools are changing the way that we teach! I took a class last summer that was all about web 2.0 tools, and it was very enjoyable. We had to create a unit plan that we could use with classes and it worked out incredibly well! I was able to get creative and it was a great way for my students to use technology to learn, as well!


    January 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

  4. It is incredible to see the way the internet has changed learning and teaching in just the past few years. It’s a little intimidating to be a teacher and attempt to keep up with all the developments of the web 2.0 tools. It seems I just get comfortable with one way of teaching and learning and within a couple years, it has become so much more advanced. I use many of the web 2.0 tools in my classroom now, social networking, diigo, etc. I just wonder if I will be able to keep up with the changing web world.

    Patti Seidel

    January 27, 2012 at 12:14 am

  5. It is mind blowing to think what will be possible in Web 3.0 considering the things that can be done now in Web 2.0. Teachers will need to continue to educate themselves in order to keep up and understand with the changes in technology. The other thing that needs to happen is the need for funding. I feel most schools and district have not adjusted to Web 2.0 fully yet.


    January 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm

  6. This was a good prediction of the future. The web has reshaped the way that students learn. Unfortunately, not all schools and teachers have embraced it yet. Funding is obviously an issue but in order to prepare our students for life after school, we need to embrace the web and the idea that they need to actively seek information. It isn’t necessarily about what you know anymore but more about how quickly you can find the answer.

    Matthew Scholl

    March 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm

  7. The post mentions Web 3.0 which has been captivating my imagination all week as I’m hearing about the Google AlphaAI computer defeating a human at “Go,” a board game thought to have originated in China which is widely held to be far more complex than chess. As of this writing, the AI, which stands for artificial intelligence, has beaten a Korean Go champion Lee Se-dol twice!

    Link to BBC article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35771705

    Artificial intelligence and Web 3.0 are distinctly connected ideas. As Web 1.0 was largely, “Read-Only,” and Web 2.0 is considered “Read/Write,” Web 3.0 might be considered, “Reactive.” This AlphaAI computer that has been developed by Google is actually learning the game of “Go” in such a way that as each interaction with a human occurs while playing the game, it is using that information to write and re-write the algorithms by which is functions to respond more successfully to decisions made by future opponents.

    The implications for this technology can be both simple and quite cliche: “It can finish any sentence I start!” Here it can behave as an old married couple might having learned each other’s idiosyncrasies as up until now only a long and meaningful relationship could.

    There are some dark implications in my mind as well. What if it is used to analyze a person’s online or in person activities and ferret out weaknesses in their activities which could expose vulnerabilities that could be potentially be harmful. With every innovation comes the power to use it for good or evil.

    Today Alpha AI and Lee Se-dol will play again. The third consecutive victory is agreed to be the decisive one in determining that the computer has outplayed the human. Wouldn’t it be fascinating if Se-dol won!

    Drue Bullington

    March 10, 2016 at 3:40 pm

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