Web 2.0 in the Classroom: Is it worth all the hype?

By Jean Mandernach – September 19, 2011

Web 2.0 is all the rage in education... in the words of Apple, if you have a classroom challenge or issue, "there's an app for that". In a nutshell, Web 2.0 applications are simply online software that runs directly from the host browser, typically with no downloads or installs involved. And, the best part for budget-strapped educators... Web 2.0 applications are often free! But, are the educational benefits available via Web 2.0 applications worth all the hype?


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