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Investigating Web 2.0 in education: a discursive paradigm for research

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Recent years have seen the rise of Internet technologies that facilitate activities that are above all social and participatory, allowing children and adults to create and share their own content, and to communicate in a wide range of forums. The discursive “spaces” enabled by Web 2.0 differ from conventional face-to-face and online educational environments in that communication largely occurs in written form, and is informal and abbreviated. This paper provides an account of this discursive approach in terms of its relevance to education, and explains how it can be adapted in the study of Web 2.0 technologies in educational contexts.


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