Using web 2.0 applications as supporting tools for personal learning environments

Ricardo Torres Kompen, Palitha Edirisingha, Josep M. Monguet

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This paper shows the results of a pilot study based on a proposed framework for building Personal Learning Environments using Web 2.0 tools. A group of 33 students from a Business Administration program were introduced to Web 2.0 tools in the context of an Information Systems class, during the academic year 2008-2009, and reflected about this experience through essays and interviews. The responses show evidence of learning and acquiring skills, strengthening social interactions and improvement in the organization and management of content and learning resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBest Practices for the Knowledge Society. Knowledge, Learning, Development and Technology for All
Subtitle of host publicationSecond World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2009, Chania, Crete, Greece, September 16-18, 2009
EditorsMiltiadis D. Lytras, Patricia Ordonez de Pablos, Ernesto Damiani, David Avison, Ambjorn Naeve, David Homer
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


  • Informal learning
  • Lifelong learning
  • Personal learning environments
  • Personalized learning
  • Web 2.0.


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