WEB 2.0 TOOLS USABILITY-BASED VALUE PROPOSITION FOR THEIR INTEGRATION IN GRADUATE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Nowadays, professors of Mexican public universities show a lack of understanding in the use and exploitation of Web 2.0 tools in order to consolidate their teaching-learning methods. This situation is derived from professors who do not have a clear idea on how these technologies can help to create communities that reinforce their teaching and research activities. The impact of this situation is reflected on student learning, but also in the productivity that, as researchers, professors should have. Because of this, the aim of this paper is categorize the Web 2.0 tools that support collaborative learning. This research begins with an analysis of the Web 2.0 tools that the world’s most distinguished universities have being using as a way to generate and share knowledge. In the same way, a usability-based value proposition is presented. This proposition aims to facilitate the use of information and knowledge, and be a mean to trigger the use of these tools among professors.
Keywords: Web 2.0, value proposition, graduate environment.