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Social Aspects and Web 2.0 Challenges in Blended Learning

Social Aspects and Web 2.0 Challenges in Blended Learning
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Author(s): Tiziana Guzzo (CNR - Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali, Italy), Patrizia Grifoni (CNR - Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali, Italy) and Fernando Ferri (CNR - Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali, Italy)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 15
Source title: Blended Learning Environments for Adults: Evaluations and Frameworks
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Panagiotes S. Anastasiades (University of Crete, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0939-6.ch003

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Abstract

The term e-learning is revolutionizing learning way and it is having a large impact on knowledge society is rapidly evolving into a Blended Learning method, which blends online learning with more traditional learning. Blended Learning can contribute to enhance learning and teaching opportunities worldwide. The chapter analyses the features that impact the success of the blended learning methods, evaluating their potentialities and characteristics. Moreover, an analysis of future challenges and perspectives represented by the mobile devices, the collaborative technologies of Web 2.0, and of multimodal interfaces, are explored. Finally, a qualitative study that the authors carried out by means of open interviews to Italian teachers in order to analyze their perceptions and experiences of Blended Learning methods is described.

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