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Make Learning Active! Help Your Students Stay Motivated Using Web 2.0: Active Learning + Web 2.0

What is Active Learning & Web 2.0?


 "Active learning refers to techniques where students do more than simply listen to a lecture. Students are DOING something including, discovering, processing, and applying information.

-Kathleen McKinney, Professor of Sociology, Illinois State University


Web 2.0 is..."delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others..."

-Tim O'Reilly


How do they compare?



Active Learning is...
Web 2.0 is...
Interactive Interactive
Engaging Engaging

Student Centered

User Centered
Collaborative Collaborative
Discovery of information Information Sharing
Risk taking Social Media
Less lecture
Content Creation
Virtual community