Gary Natriello and Anthony Cocciolo present "Does Web 2.0 Matter? Investigating How Learning Environment Design Affects User Community Engagement" at the Association of Internet Researchers, Vancouver, BC.
In this session, Cocciolo, Chae, and Natriello discuss the impact of Web 2.0 design patterns on user community engagement in online learning environments. Results of this analysis reveal that the non-Web 2.0 environment prompted involvement from knowledge experts at a rate twice that of knowledge novice. However, the level of engagement shifted significantly with the introduction of the Web 2.0 environment, where knowledge novices not only participated proportionately to their total numbers, but also came to perform the role of key knowledge facilitators. The emergence of the novice as key knowledge facilitator was underscored through a Social Network
Where: Room 2250, Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre