International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Web 2.0 in Academia
Arshia Khan

Can Web 2.0 aid in the process of teaching and learning? Web 2.0 enables the users to manage the content over the web by providing opportunities for sharing, collaborating, and exploring information. It presents a platform for interaction among groups of people who can be miles apart. Students all over the world are actively using social media as a means of interacting with their friends and family. This paper explores the possibilities of implementation of Web 2.0 in academia. In addition this paper examines the usefulness of Web 2.0 applications in teaching and learning. The advantages and disadvantages of the incorporation of Web 2.0 in instruction will be investigated in this literature review. The potential of Web 2.0 tools as a facilitator in teaching and learning will also be explored.

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