Perceptions of trust and experience: potential barriers to web 2.0-based learning

Benson, Vladlena (2008) Perceptions of trust and experience: potential barriers to web 2.0-based learning. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 4 (5). pp. 427-437. ISSN 1741-1009

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Abstract

The growing popularity of web 2.0, particularly social networking tools, among young people makes it attractive for pedagogical use. This article presents the findings of a broader research into the use of web 2.0 by the digital-generation young people at the age of entering higher education and by current students. The successful realisation of web 2.0-based learning requires thorough understanding of the potential barriers influencing acceptance of web 2.0 e-learning by current and future students. Some interesting conclusions from the survey of 650 learners are drawn about the life-learning context of the digital generation and their web 2.0 usage patterns. Analysis of quantitative and open-ended data uncovered interesting associations between social networking activity, perceptions of trust and concerns regarding information sharing. In conclusion, the article argues for the urgent need to educate current and future web 2.0 users about the relevant issues of privacy and information security, and suggests a practical educational agenda.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: web 2.0; social networking services; trust perceptions; cybertrust; web 2.0-based learning; experience; barriers; online learning; e-learning; electronic learning; digital generation; young people; higher education; students; information sharing; privacy; information security.
Subjects: Education
Education > Higher education
Education > Teaching and learning
Education > Teaching and learning > Technology-enhanced learning
Computing
Depositing User: Vladlena Benson
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2009 13:43
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 11:09
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3898

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