Education 2.0 : the learningweb revolution and the transformation of the school
- Waks, Leonard J. (Leonard Joseph)
- Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, 
- Physical description
- xvi, 270 pages ; 24 cm
LB1044.87 .W35 2014
- Unknown LB1044.87 .W35 2014
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction Part One: Schooling-The Industrial Paradigm 1. Young People 2. Education and Change 3. High Schools 4. School Failure I-Academic Underperformance and Inefficiency 5. School failure II-Social Irrelevance and Loss of Political Legitimacy Part Two-Learning Networks 6. The Internet and the World Wide Web 7. Web 2.0 and the Net Culture 8. The LearningWeb 9. The Web in the School Part Three-A Network Paradigm for Education 10. New Visions 11. Complex Organizations 12. Open Learning Centers 13. Clash of Paradigms Part Four-Educational Revolution 14. The LearningWeb Revolution 15. What Needs to be Done.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- Thirty years of spirited school reforms have failed to improve our schools and instead have left our public school systems in disarray. Meanwhile, employment prospects for high school and college graduates are fading, and the public is losing faith in its schools. The education paradigm inherited from the Industrial Era is in crisis. In the last decade, however, the Internet and new Web 2.0 technologies have placed the entirety of human knowledge in the hands of everyone. What will our educational institutions make of this unprecedented flood of Web-based learning resources? How can schools be transformed to accommodate the new possibilities for personal and social learning? Leonard Waks gathers all the pieces of our current educational puzzle together in this groundbreaking book. Drawing on new organizational models grounded in complexity theory, Waks maps out an inspiring new paradigm for education in the Internet age, and connects all the dots in constructing detailed models for new schools-now transformed into "open learning centers." Finally, Waks details action steps readers can take to speed this transformative process along in their own locations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Leonard J. Waks.