E-learning and Education
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.
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)
Crompton, Helen, "How Web 2.0 is Changing the Way Students Learn: The Darwikinism and Folksonomy Revolution" (2012). Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications. 51.