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What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education

Das Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) ist eine Adresse, an der man regelmäßig vorbeischauen sollte, um sich über aktuelle Entwicklungen auf dem Laufenden zu halten. Der vorliegende, wie sie es nennen, TechWatch Report bietet aber nicht nur das, was der Titel erwarten lässt: er ist darüber hinaus eine nützliche und umfassende Ressource zum Weiterlesen und Vertiefen – einen Schwerpunkt bilden Bibliotheken und die Frage, wie diese mit Web 2.0-Tools und Content umgehen.

„Finally, it is important to look at the implications of Web 2.0. The changes that are taking place are likely, I think, to provide three significant challenges for education:
Firstly, the crowd, and its power, will become more important as the Web facilitates new communities and groups. A corollary to this is that online identity and privacy will become a source of tension.
Secondly, the growth in user or self-generated content, the rise of the amateur and a culture of DIY will challenge conventional thinking on who exactly does things, who has knowledge, what it means to have élites, status and hierarchy. These challenges may not be as profound as some of the more ardent proponents of Web 2.0 indicate, but there will be serious challenges none the less (ask any academic for his/her views on Wikipedia as a research tool).
And finally, there are profound intellectual property debates ahead as individuals, the public realm and corporations clash over ownership of the huge amounts of data that Web 2.0 is generating and the new ways of aggregating and processing it.“

Paul Anderson, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), 26 Februar 2007 (pdf, 700 KB)