Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

E-learning and Education

Volume

1

Issue

8

Pages

1-11

Abstract

In the 21st century, some argue that we have a new breed of students (Oblinger & Oblinger, 2005; Prensky, 2001). Technologies such as Web 2.0 have been held responsible for these changes as students are now becoming active, critical consumers of information (Klamma, Cao, & Spaniol, 2007). Two components of this Web 2.0 revolution are the ideas behind Darwikinism and folksonomy. Darwikinism is a portmanteau of Darwinism and Wikis, which describes how a system similar to Darwin’s theory of evolution is ordering and processing wiki information. Folksonomy, again a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy, refers to the way in which Web 2.0 users (folk) are creating a classification system of information on the web. This article looks at the way in which student learning is changing and evolving, driven by the users of Web 2.0.

Comments

E-learning and Education is an open access journal.

Article URL:

https://eleed.campussource.de/archive/8/3240/index_html/view?set_language=de

Original Publication Citation

Crompton H (2012). How web 2.0 is changing the way students Learn: The Darwikinism and Folksonomy revolution. Eleed, Vol. 8. (urn:nbn:de:0009-5-32405)

ORCID

0000-0002-1775-8219 (Crompton)

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