Web 2.0 & Life Long Learners
Given ever-changing societal and professional demands, lifelong learning is recognized as a critical
educational goal. With postsecondary students' increased demand for online learning opportunities and
programs, postsecondary educators face the challenge of preparing students to be lifelong contributing
members of professional communities of practice online and at a distance. The emergence of powerful
Web 2.0 technologies and tools have the potential to support educators' instructional goals and objectives
associated with students' professional preparation and the development of lifelong learning skills and
dispositions. In this chapter, we explain how postsecondary educators can use the Web 2.0 technologies
associated with blogging, social networking, document co-creation, and resource sharing to create
intrinsically motivating learning opportunities that have the potential to help students develop the skills
and dispositions needed to be effective lifelong learners.
For more information you can use the following links that are full of information and research-based strategies that incorporate web 2.0 tools and life-long learners.