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The Future and Reality of Web 2.0

We've been writing on education for more than eighteen months now and every once in a while had mentioned Stephen Downes posts. Since he has many posts and we aren't capable to read them all on a daily basis, we have to filter all that information on a weekly basis. Today, we just accomplished it that's how this post came up to be presented.

What's the Future of the Web?

Technology Review (need registration) asked technology innovators and luminaries, what the Web might be into next ten years. Thirteen visions were collected by Kristina Grifantini and they range from the pessimistic 'total end of privacy' to the optimistic 'developer empowerment'. The most common theme is the 'mobile web' and perhaps the most unlikely is 'we will all have chips in our brains', summarize Downes.

Who Are the New Philosophers of the Web 2.0.?

With so many people speaking and writing on education it's hard to follow the conversations when you have other activities more than be online checking feed subscriptions and getting the screen radiations from your computer. The Twain Blog writes on why not all teachers can catch up with all stuff the new philosophers of the Web 2.0. (Upper echelon of education technologists and bloggers ) are working on and are very much familiar.

The gap is evident and expanding, particularly between core teachers and these generation of online experts. This instructional technology educator, make a list of six wishes, in order to keep "connectivity with the teachers [he] work with."

After all, his wishes will stay on hold because, he can’t accomplish them. He has to work!

Misuse of Words in Learning

We need to simply stop defining learning as work, homework, lessons, classes, lectures and redefine these as aspirational activities; sessions, challenges, projects and clubs, writes Donald Clark. He says we have seven bad language habits we should avoid while learning(not teaching) and he suggests, in place of teaching we must promote a language of learning with words that instill positive values. These words include: trust, respect, quality, responsibility, unity, peace, thoughtfulness, happiness, patience, care, appreciation, honesty, understanding, love, friendship, humility, hope, simplicity, tolerance, courage, cooperation and freedom.

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