The term Web 2.0 refers to new ways of using the web to deliver a more personalized and collaborative online learning experience through information sharing and interoperability.
Examples of Web 2.0 are social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), video and photo sharing sites (YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, Vimeo, Vine), wikis, blogs, podcasts, RSS feeds, and Delicious.
In the eLearning industry, Web 2.0 has revolutionized the way instructors and end-users interact with learning content and each other. In the workplace, the term “tribal knowledge” has taken on a whole new meaning.
eLearning 2.0 comes from the term, Web 2.0, and similar to Web 2.0, is the facilitation of learning through collaboration and sharing ideas and content with other learners. Increasingly, people are using these technologies to share information, get help, find people with similar interests, and learn from one another.
Knowledge Direct provides eLearning 2.0 features for a more tailored learning experience. By using skill gap assessments, RSS feeds, a robust search engine, integration with popular social networking tools, discussions, and the ability to “share” information with other users on the web, learning adapts to learners to connect them with the knowledge they need, when they need it. Ad-hoc learning communities created within Knowledge Direct make it easier than ever for learners to connect with other users and engage in social learning activities.