Education in a Web 2.0 World

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Education in a Web 2.0 World


Come September 16 and 17, 2009, I will be having my seminar entitled "TechTutor - Technology toolbox for Learners, Educators, Experts and Parents" at the SM Megatrade Hall 3. And as early as I now, I would like to thank those who already bought their tickets for the support and confidence.In case you're wondering why have a seminar for education, my answer is simple - I have been an educator all my life. I've been with the academe for years. Having been involved in universities, corporate training, public seminars and presently being part of media, I could say that a big part of my life - I have been sharing my God given technology talent to the widest audience possible. And with the emergence of Web 2.0, the application of technology in education has never been as exciting as now. Today we can truly say that what is available to the "Have", are now also available to the "Have Not". The potential is clear but it's still a long way to go.Just recently, the Consortium for School

Networking (CoSN) released a new study (Leadership for Web 2.0 in Education: Promise and Reality), which found that school district administrators understand the significance of Web 2.0 for teaching and learning, but the actual use of Web 2.0 to improve the learning environment in U.S. schools is quite limited."The study's findings help to put a spotlight on the discrepancy that exists between attitudes toward Web 2. …

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