This website will be used to demonstrate and share information I’ve acquired about technology and learning. I’ve chosen this tool for a few different reasons; it’s easy to use, inexpensive to develop and has the potential to reach a broad audience. I’m developing this with leaders in mind as my audience. My hope is to be able to demonstrate to leaders that creating a tool like this can be an easy an effective tool for communications, collaboration and learning.
The introduction of Web 2.0 tools has transformed how we collect and distribute knowledge and information. Boateng, Mbarika & Thomas (2010) offer this perspective on Web 2.0 tools, “These socio-technological innovations have enabled interactivity and gathering of knowledge through experience and practice on a global scale. This has the potential to create personalized, yet collective or organizational, learning” (p. 17). Not only is this tool effective for sharing knowledge, it can also be developed and maintained inexpensively. Training is an expensive endeavor for any organization or institution, so exploring other opportunities to achieve the same outcomes more cost effectively, would be wise for leaders and learning professionals. According to Toole (2011) “The use of the internet has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency of the work-based learning support process and, as a result, offer significant cost savings for both employers and institutions” (p. 31).
I’ve selected a simple and clean theme that will allow easy visibility to content and updates. I hope you find this tool informative and easy to navigate. If you have any feedback that can help make this tool more effective for you, please reach out to me at Karen.Graff@csuglobal.edu.
Boateng, R., Mbarika, V., & Thomas, C. (2010). When web 2.0 becomes an organizational learning tool: Evaluating web 2.0 tools. Development and Learning in Organizations, 24(3), 17-20.
Toole, T. (2011). Social media: Key tools for the future of work-based learning. Development and Learning in Organizations, 25(5), 31-34.