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The Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies on the Learning Experience of Students in Higher Education: A Review

The Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies on the Learning Experience of Students in Higher Education: A Review
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Author(s): Afaf Mubarak Bugawa (Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain) and Andri Mirzal (Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain)
Copyright: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 3
Pages: 17
Source title: International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mahesh S. Raisinghani (Texas Woman's University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/IJWLTT.2018070101

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Abstract

This article describes how the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the field of learning is on the rise. By their nature, Web 2.0 technologies increase the interactivity between users where interactivity is considered to be a key to success in traditional classrooms. This article reviews recent studies in the field of Web 2.0 technologies for learning and their impacts on the learning experiences and investigates relationship between Web 2.0 technologies and pedagogy in higher education on student learning. Key findings about the impacts of using social networks like Facebook, Twitter, blogs and wikis on learning experiences are also discussed. Web 2.0 technologies' characteristics and the rationale of Web 2.0 technologies in learning will also be explored.

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