Learning and Knowledge Building with Web 2.0 Technologies: Implications for Teacher Education


This paper seeks to draw together findings from a number of research studies to discuss the implications for the development of educational practices in Higher Education towards a student experience which is rich in authenticity and can lead to knowledge creation and innovation. It will deal explicitly with student demands and expectations, the growing participation culture, aspects of privacy and control in social networking, and the changing role of teachers and lectures, and make recommendations for teacher training and preparing University teachers for cultural change.

2009 Knowledge Building Summer Institute, Palma de Mallorca, Spain