ITcon Special Issue

eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment

editor(s) Prof. Xiangyu Wang, Curtin University, Australia
Dr. Robert Klinc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
summary

Recently, there has been an increased research interests in Web 2.0 technologies for the education of built environment students to enhance their educational portfolio. Web 2.0 allows learners to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue in a virtual community, in contrast to Web 1.0 where learners are constrained to the passive viewing of controlled learning contents. As a new paradigm of online collaborative learning, eLearning 2.0 emerged about during the emergence of Web 2.0. eLearning 2.0 emphasizes on social learning and use of social software such as social networking sites, blogs, wikis, bookmarking, podcasts, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies, and virtual worlds such as Second Life. The main philosophy behind eLearning 2.0 is that knowledge is socially constructed, where learning and teaching occurs via the conversations and discussion around the learning contents and via the grounded interactions about the learning problems and actions.

This special issue will be dedicated to the question of how Web 2.0 technologies and tools should be integrated into eLearning 2.0 for built environment educational and institutional practices. This question is driven by the assumption that eLearning 2.0 fosters the idea of placing learners in the center of a more social learning process. This requires not only a technological shift (e.g., from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0), but also a conceptual change in which all stakeholders involved in the built environment education conceive learning as a social activity involving interactions with other learners. Original research papers are invited from the authors on the topics focused on the innovative use of Web 2.0 technologies in built environments education in the era of eLearning 2.0.

Papers in this special issue

no. citation
1Wang X, Klinc R (2012).
EDITORIAL: Special issue on eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment,
ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 385-386, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2012/1
2Wang X, Love P E D, Klinc R, Kim M J, Davis P R (2012).
Integration of E – learning 2.0 with Web 2.0,
ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 387-396, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2012/2
3Marc Aurel Schnabel, Jeremy J Ham (2012).
Virtual design studio within a social network,
ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 397-415, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2012/3
4Yung Cheng Lai, Hung Lin Chi, Wei Choung Cheng, Shih Chung Kang (2012).
Using robot kits for teaching railway engineers,
ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 416-433, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2012/4
5Nguyen T, Solis F A M, O’'Brien W J (2012).
EDDE: A framework to Explore, Design, Develop and Evaluate Technology-Assisted Instruction for Construction Engineering and Management,
ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 434-464, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2012/5
6Gül LF, Wang X, Çagdaş G (2012).
Evaluationg the models of communication: a study of collaborative design in virtual environments,
ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 465-484, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2012/6
7Bulent Onur Turan, Kemal Sahin (2012).
The inpact of social networks on design education,
ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 485-501, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2012/7
8Burak Pak, Johan Verbeke (2012).
Design studio 2.0: augmenting reflective architectural design learning,
ITcon Vol. 17, Special issue eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment, pg. 502-519, http://www.itcon.org/paper/2012/8