The internet as god: analysing assessment in Web 2.0

Galloway, Kate (2009) The internet as god: analysing assessment in Web 2.0. In: Presentations from the 64th Annual Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference, pp. 1-6. From: ALTA 2009 64th Annual Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference, 5-8 July 2009, Sydney, NSW, Australia. (Unpublished)

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The advent of Web 2.0 is flagged as a revolution in technology having profound effects on global economic and social life. Web 2.0 harnesses the interconnectivity and interaction of the world wide web as a platform in itself. Education is not immune from this revolution, and has a lot to learn from the web 2.0 mantra 'don't fight the internet'. In the tertiary sector, while legal education in particular has arguably represented a more traditional approach to teaching and learning, many legal educators are integrating digital technologies into their teaching. This may represent a more contemporary approach to meeting our students' learning needs, however this paper argues that web 2.0 demands more of us than simply a more flexible or technologically current approach to our teaching and the tools we use to help our students learn. Instead, it requires a paradigm shift in how we conceptualise teaching and learning. This is illustrated through an analysis of the use of blogs in a first year assessment task.

Item ID: 21736
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: assessment; flexible learning; teaching and learning; higher education; legal education; blogs; web 2.0
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