Are We Ready For the "Paradigm 2.0" in Education
Danuse Bauerova, VSB-Technical University, Faculty of Economics, Czech Republic ; Maria Luisa Sein-Echaluce, C.P.S. University of Zaragoza, Spain
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The Web 2.0 technology is here – it has been created and offered to all branches of science. But has 'Learning 2.0' automatically arrived as well? We would not have made any progress beyond medieval medicine if we had not abandoned its paradigm that assumed that all diseases are based on imbalances in our blood. Improvement in the quality of medicine would be limited to searching for superior methods and forms of blood-letting. Is there any parallel to education? The heart of the changes includes divergence from a linearly coordinated system with teacher in the middle. Criteria system for the evaluation of the quality of education is diametrically different from the previous one. Individual criteria can be formulated exactly by copying changes indicated above, summarized under the veil of a change of paradigm of education.
Bauerova, D. & Sein-Echaluce, M.L. (2008). Are We Ready For the "Paradigm 2.0" in Education. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4025-4031). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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