Applying Web 2.0 tools in hybrid learning designs

Mark Lee, Catherine McLoughlin

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)


This chapter explores how educators can harness the potential of a new wave of social software to respond to the challenges of tertiary education in the new millennium, by combining the interactivity and immediacy of face-to-face instruction with the openness, connectivity, and flexibility afforded by the new tools and technologies. It also argues for a new conceptualization of "hybrid" or "blended" learning in the Web 2.0 era, and presents a number of exemplars of Web 2.0-based hybrid learning that typify the emergence of a new pedagogy for the digital age. Finally, it concludes with a discussion of the issues, barriers, and dilemmas that exist in implementing an effective hybrid approach to learning within a formal education setting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on hybrid learning models
Subtitle of host publicationadvanced tools, technologies, and applications
EditorsFu Lee Wang, Joseph Fong, Reggie Kwan
Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
PublisherInformation Science Reference
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781605663807
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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