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INFORMATICS IN EDUCATION, 2010, Vol. 9, No. 2, 185-197
© Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

ISSN 1648-5831

Web 2.0 Technologies and Applications in the Best Practice Networks and Communities

Valentina DAGIENE, Eugenijus KURILOVAS

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Akademijos 4, LT-08663 Vilnius, Lithuania E-mail: dagiene@ktl.mii.lt; eugenijus.kurilovas@itc.smm.lt

Abstract

The paper is aimed to analyse the external expert evaluation results of eContentplus programme's iCOPER (Interoperable Content for Performance in a Competency-driven Society) project's deliverables, especially quality control and Web 2.0 technologies report. It is a suitability report for better practice concerning the use of Web 2.0 technologies and associated quality control mechanisms within the iCOPER best practice network. It aims to outline the key topics and associated standards and specifications found in this community. These illustrate a set of best practice issues for developing educational resources open for remixing and repurposing, tailored to a European dimension. Information relating to both the evidence and experience of using standards and specifications for the delivery of Web 2.0 tools in the community has also been captured. This includes an indication of the most popular technical platforms for content development, sharing and reuse with respect to the new media as well as an indication of quality control methods for them if used. The paper is also aimed to analyse the first results of Lifelong Learning Programme's (LLP) te@ch.us project. The project plans to set up a web community for teachers interested in integrating Web 2.0 in classes at school.

Keywords:

Web 2.0 technologies, quality control, content sharing, best practice community, interoperability standards


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