Greenfield believes government ministers’ work on internet regulation has not yet looked at the broad cultural and psychological effect of online friendships via Facebook, Bebo and Twitter.
And despite anecdotal evidence and hype surrounding the integration of Web 2.0 technologies in education, the fact is that there are few studies which give real evidence on the role of such technologies in supporting learning systems. They do seem to fit well with current pedagogical theories of collaboration, self-paced learning systems, and 21st century skill-building.
The challenge ahead of educators and school boards is to decide which Web 2.0 technologies are worth integrating into their LMS courses and classroom learning systems, and which are best left to the discretion of parents.
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