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E-Learning 2.0 - why the new tools? (Keynote)

Stephen Downes, NRC Institute for Information Technology
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Why do we need e-learning 2.0 at all? This presentation will outline some of the tools involved in e-learning 2.0, things like blogs and wikis and podcasting. It will compare the learning enabled in these tools with the learning supported by more traditional online and distance learning technologies, such as conferencing and learning management systems. Underlying e-learning 2.0, it will be argued, is not merely a new approach to online learning technology, but also a pedagogy enabled by the new technology, one that supports meaningful and important learning.