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Web 2.0 technologies : a knowledge gatekeeper perspective in the educational environment

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Marilyn WellsMarilyn Wells, P Brook
The literature on Web 2.0 technologies addresses many aspects of the subject; however, one issue that needs attention is that of how knowledge gatekeepers interact with e-learning communities. Action research was used to study a course in knowledge management over several years, with each presentation of the course an iteration of the action research cycle. Through evaluating learning outcomes and student feedback, the conclusion is reached that the introduction of Web 2.0 technologies has changed the role of the traditional knowledge gatekeeper (the teacher) from a deliverer of knowledge to a facilitator or knowledge guide. In addition, this role change enables students to take a more active attitude towards their learning. This paper considers this issue from the perspective of the knowledge gatekeeper, and technology support of that interaction.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

5

Issue

3

Start Page

30

End Page

44

Number of Pages

15

ISSN

1832-2050

Location

Rockhampton, Qld

Publisher

CQUniversity Australia

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics; Not affiliated to a Research Institute; University of Western Sydney;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development.