Those teachers who are passionate about Web 2.0 tools for teaching and learning have a reason for their passion. They can see the potential for increased learning.
What about students? In From Their Perspective, Ryan Bretag has identified amongst his students:
- students use technology when it adds value to their life not just for the sake of using it. Therefore tools that help them collaborate, manage their time, experience more were valued.
- students don’t know everything about technology but they are more open-minded compared to older generations.
- students want a learning space that moves with them rather than remaining static.
- students were excited about connecting locally, regionally and globally.
Although on a small scale, the above is probably indicative of students’ views of Web 2.0 tools.