22 SES 12 A, E-Learning 2.0: Online Participation in Higher Education
Participation is one of the main education goals in higher education. Therefore the integration of web 2.0, participative media like blogs, wikis and social communities offer a great opportunity for teaching and learning in higher education. But the integration in formal teaching and learning processes seems to be hard because of organizational and practical implications of higher education. The main influence factor of integration of technology is the teaching person (Blömeke, 2001, Petko, 2008). In recent literature concepts like media pedagogical competence or technological pedagogical content knowledge are discussed. But most of these concepts refer to traditional forms of media like internet and computers in classroom settings. Participatory media as mentioned above are linked to concepts of collaboration, cooperation and publicity and the disappearance of concrete learning rooms or closed learning systems like LMS. Learning spaces are everywhere. So the question arises, what are core competencies of teachers in higher education to integrate these new learning technologies and dealing with concepts like open learning, publicity, participation and learning networks?
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