Collaboration vs. participation: The role of virtual communities in a web 2.0 world

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2009
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Colazzo L., Molinari A., Villa N.,
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2009 International Conference on Education Technology and Computer, ICETC 2009
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"The paper presents a discussion on different ways of interaction and collaboration among users of web applications oriented to learning. We discuss whether the recent """"social"""" applications, such as Facebook™ or MySpace™, follow a truly """"collaborative"""" approach, very common after of the advent of Web 2.0, or a more simply """"participatory"""" one. We will argue that virtual communities, if specifically adapted to life-long learning settings and not generalized to social networks, are more suitable for educational purposes, thus allowing a better use of social network tools like blogs, wikis etc. © 2009 IEEE."""
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