Title: Learning2.0. The Impact of Web2.0 Innovation on Education and Training in Europe
Authors: ALA-MUTKA Kirsti MariaBACIGALUPO MargheritaKLUZER StefanoPASCU CorinaPUNIE YvesREDECKER Christine
Publisher: European Commission
Publication Year: 2009
JRC Publication N°: JRC50704
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23786 EN
URI: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=2139
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC50704
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report presents the outcomes of the expert workshop held at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) on 29 and 30 October 2008 to discuss the impact of the social computing on Education and Training (E&T) in Europe. The workshop aimed to validate the results of the Learning 2.0 study, launched by IPTS in collaboration with DG EAC. The study explored the impact of social computing on E&T in Europe (in terms of contribution to the innovation of educational practice, and to more inclusive learning opportunities for the knowledge society). It also assessed Europe¿s position in the take up of social computing in formal educational contexts and - by identifying opportunities and challenges - devised policy options for EU decision makers. The report offers a structured account of the debate that took place during the two day workshop. It reflects the discussion on the potential of social computing take up in organized educational contexts, focusing on innovation (from the pedagogical, organisational and technological standpoints), and on inclusion. It further discusses how, despite the recent emergence of the phenomenon mostly outside E&T institutions, its primarily experimental nature within formal E&T contexts, and the speed of its evolution, there are clear signs that it can transform educational practice and that a new schooling culture is called for. The report then presents the main risks that were identified by the experts and proposes a number of items for research and the policy agenda to respond to the educational needs of society as it is being transformed by the social computing wave. Finally, it summarizes the trends identified as likely to affect the future evolution of the learning landscape.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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