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Reviewing the use(s) of Web 2.0 in higher education

Share experiences, resources and evidence-based reports on the use of Web 2.0 in HE, as learner, teacher, scholar, technologist

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Cloudscape created by:

Giota Alevizou
1 October 2009


The project and primary contacts 

We have obtained funding from the Higher Education Academy to develop a review of the literature pertaining to: The uses of Web 2.0 in higher education. The primary contacts for the project are Prof. Grainne Connole and Dr Giota Alevizou, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University. Emails:;

Participate using Cloudworks 

We are using Cloudworks as a place to share awareness of, and critically evaluate relevant literature, but also to elicit views, ideas, and experiences surrounding the use of Web 2.0 in Higher Education. The resultant Cloudscape will be referenced in the final report to the HEA and in appreciation of your contributions, you will be acknowledged explicitly in the report in the form of quotations.  All comments will be subject to a Creative Commons Attribution licence. In part, this is a self-reflective exercise in that we want to see how this cloudscape evolves as an example of web 2.0 practice in the HE context. The initial cloud representating the state of the review and some initial references is below.

The Questions 

A series of questions have been posted to assist in framing the sharing of pertinent literature, as well as experiences. They have been added as Clouds at the bottom of this page, click on a question to view, contribute a reference and participate in the discussion. You will first have to register with Cloudworks, but this is a quick process and free of charge. More information about the site can be found here. Once you have registered, email alerts will be sent to you when someone contributes to a Cloud you are following.

The review was released to Higher Education Academy's Evidence Net site in September 2010. To access the full pdf click here


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