International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

Effects of Teaching Business Web 2.0 Style
Mihai Nica, Michael Grayson, Chair

Abstract
Web 2.0 technologies are becoming less of a news topic and more of a workhorse. Web 2.0 related jobs that did not exist five years ago are changing the playing field, and researchers are moving from mainly disseminating the benefits and problems associated with social networking to more in-depth studies of the way educators use these techniques and, more importantly, the outcomes of using these technologies in the classroom. To assess the impact of using certain Web 2.0 tools in the classroom, a survey was administered at the beginning and end of each of two semesters, for a convenience sample of classes, at a regional public four-year university. The survey attempted to measure students’ perception regarding the use of wikis as a collaboration tool. Among other findings, the study indicates that although most students have access to broadband Internet at home and are proficient in using Web 2.0 sites, in-depth training is still a prerequisite to the successful use of a wiki as a teaching tool.

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