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What if undergraduate students designed their own web learning environment? Exploring students' web 2.0 mentality through partic

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What if undergraduate students designed their own web learning environment? Exploring students' web 2.0 mentality through partic
Following the increasing calls for a more skeptical analysis of web 2.0 and the empowerment of learners’ voices in formulating upcoming technologies, this paper elaborates on the participatory design of a web learning environment. A total of 117 undergraduate students from two Greek Informatics Departments participated in 25 participatory design sessions, employing two needs’ elicitation techniques, with the aim of envisioning a learning platform that meets their learning particularities and needs, incorporates and exploits their new technological habits, and can be harmoniously situated in their daily routine. Overall, 773 needs were elicited, proving that students had refined views about the elements that can render the next wave of e-learning applications successful. They convincingly demonstrated their web 2.0 mentality but sought for a smooth transition to the new environment, promoting an evolution rather than a revolution. The resulting set of needs demarcates a zone of exp...
George Palaigeorgiou, George Triantafyllakos, Avgo
Added 15 Sep 2011
Updated 15 Sep 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where JCAL
Authors George Palaigeorgiou, George Triantafyllakos, Avgoustos A. Tsinakos
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