What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is considered to be a new view of the internet, though many of you will already use it all the time, maybe without even realising it.

While Web 1.0 consists of simple static and un-editable text on webpages, which is written by the creator of the website, Web 2.0 tools allow the users themselves to generate and discuss their own content and work collaboratively within a socialized and connected application.

The tools can overcome barriers to communication such as distance, cost and time. These tools are increasingly being used in education, especially within social and lifelong learning which occurs outside of a school or college.

Examples of Web 2.0 tools that you may have heard of include:

  • Forums (Discussion Boards)
  • Wikis
  • Blogs

The NOVICE web-based professional network aims to encourage and enable anyone to use these Web 2.0 tools, therefore for each of our tools, you will find documents with simple instructions of how to use them. This is how Web 2.0 is used within NOVICE:


If you would like to read more about Web 2.0, you can use the links below:


BBC Technology News

Tim O'Reilly's What is Web 2.0 - The term Web 2.0 is closely associated with Tim O'Reilly

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