Veronika Dropčová

E-learning and Web 2.0 tools


  • a generic expression for all learning involving the use of digital technologies to support both learning and teaching
  • the term may refer to the use of various technologies and tools to support learning in different contexts, including face-to-face settings and distance learning, separately or in combination


Blended learning

  • combines face-to-face classroom teaching and the innovative use of digital technologies


Online learning

  • a form of educational delivery in which learning takes place primarily via the Internet
  • it can serve those who are geographically distant and without access to traditional classroom education, so it includes “distance learning”
  • distance learners are not alone in benefiting from online learning, which is also commonly part of e-learning in mainly campus-based study programmes (in such cases, it may be referred to as blended learning)



  • it stands for “massive open online course”:
    • massive, since there is generally no participation limit, so thousands can enrol for the same course;
    • open, as courses may be accessed free of charge by many different kinds of learners who normally register with their provider without having to satisfy any formal entry requirements;
    • online because the whole course, including its assessment and additional services, is delivered online (even though personal contact with tutors or other participants is possible).

Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0

  • Web 1.0

    • read-only web
    • content driven
    • the user has no way to increase their involvement or interact with the interface
  • Web 2.0

    • allows for user interaction and participation by having a user-friendly interface where one can edit and publish the existing information
  • Web 3.0

    • computers will be generating raw data on their own
    • Web 3.0 will be the next logical step in the evolution of the Internet

Web 2.0 tools

  • blogs

    • originally it was called as a web log, next it changed into we blog
    • is a discussion or informational website published on the Internet consisting of often informal diary-style text entries („posts“).
    • Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.
    • find some websites that allow you to establish your own blog! (They can be slovak or english ones.)
  • wikis

    • not only wikipedia!
    • wiki wiki – quick in hawaiian
    • a wiki allows anyone to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site using only a browser, including the work of previous authors.
    • In contrast, a blog, typically authored by an individual, does not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments to the original content.
    • find some interesting wikis (not only wikipedia!).
  • social sites

    • think about advantages/disadvantages
  • social bookmarking