Poll – Is Moodle web 2.0?

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This is our first poll at Moodlenews, and it stems from an ongoing discussion here about web 2.o and if Moodle qualifies for that designation [original post, “Intro to Moodle Video by @MrHSIE“].

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What makes this conversation particularly difficult is that there are differing viewpoints of what “web 2.0” actually is.

Two definitions:

  1. Wikitionary – The second generation of the World Wide Web, especially the movement away from static webpages to dynamic and shareable content and social networking. [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Web_2.0] via commenter Darren Murphy
  2. Wikipedia – The term “Web 2.0″ (2004-present) is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web… [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web2.0]

What do you think and why?

Do you think Moodle is Web 2.0?

4 COMMENTS

  1. There’s no third choice here? Really, it comes down to what you do with it. If, as an instructor, you mostly use it as a document repository and assignment submission tool, then it isn’t Web 2.0. If, on the other hand, you open it up, make use of the forums, the blogs, the choice polls (like this one), and give students ways of bringing content back to the rest of the class, then yes, it is.

  2. haha, I contemplated putting a 3rd choice…but I couldn’t figure out what it could be (“other” didn’t suffice).

    Excellent point, it’s all in the eye (or keyboard?) of the beholder.

  3. I’d have to disagree with those that think a 3rd choice is needed. If you accept a car is still a car whether or not you drive it, then if Moodle facilitates “interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web”, it is Web 2.0 by definition.
    A better poll would be “Do you think most facilitators use Moodle effectively or to its maximum potential?”

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