ITcon Vol. 17, pg. 385-386,

EDITORIAL: Special issue on eLearning 2.0: Web 2.0-based social learning in built environment

published:September 2012
editor(s):Xiangyu Wang , Robert Klinc
authors:Prof. Xiangyu Wang,
Curtin University, Australia
International Scholar, Department of Housing and Interior Design, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea

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 builtenvironment students to enhance their educational portfolio. Web 2.0 allows learners to interact and collaboratewith each other in a social media dialogue in a virtual community, in contrast to Web 1.0 where learners areconstrained to the passive viewing of controlled learning contents. As a new paradigm of online collaborativelearning, eLearning 2.0 emerged about during the emergence of Web 2.0. eLearning 2.0 emphasizes on sociallearning and use of social software such as social networking sites, blogs, wikis, bookmarking, podcasts, videosharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and folksonomies, and virtual worlds such as SecondLife. The main philosophy behind eLearning 2.0 is that knowledge is socially constructed, where learning andteaching occurs via the conversations and discussion around the learning contents and via the groundedinteractions about the learning problems and actions.This special issue is dedicated to the question of how Web 2.0 technologies and tools should be integrated intoeLearning 2.0 for built environment educational and institutional practices. This question is driven by theassumption 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 inwhich all stakeholders involved in the built environment education conceive learning as a social activityinvolving interactions with other learners. This special issue include a collection of seven original researchpapers that focused on the topic of the state-of-the-art innovative use of Web 2.0 technologies in builtenvironments education in the era of eLearning 2.0.
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citation:Wang 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,