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Learning in the age of the Internet and information 2.0

Learning in the age of the Internet and information 2.0

July 14, 2024

Our way of communicating has changed. We no longer need to be in front of our friends to have a conversation or to plan the next weekend. In addition, our lifestyle has also undergone modifications: we have greater access to information thanks to the Internet, mobile applications are part of our lives and they facilitate it to us, and we do not even read as we did before (eBooks, Ipads, electronic journals ...).

So, if our lifestyle is no longer the same, Why do we continue to educate in the same way? Education needs to be transformed to prepare the workers of the future for the information age.


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What is B-learning and e-learning?

B-learning learning is one in which the student attends scheduled classes, as in classical education, but in turn, has an online platform to develop jobs, assignments or even evaluations . This platform allows you to benefit from a more personal work and choose the time and place to learn.

As we can see, it is a type of combined learning. E-learning learning is one in which The student does not attend classroom and their learning is online in its entirety .


The student in e-learning has an active role; First, it is he who manages his time and plans his learning process. In comparison with the classical education in which the students attend classes with a specific schedule and a structured program, with days for the tests, delivery of work and exercises ... in the teletraining the student can be allowed to study the subject in the schedule that suits you and perform the evaluations and exercises in the same way. At the same time, must learn to self-manage and plan .

On the other hand, must have as a requirement technical skills to manage the teaching platform and be able to plan and be their own manager in their development. Along with this, his role is fully active in the learning process as he participates in forums, chats, carries out activities, contributes ideas, etc. Briefly, in e-learning learning the student is the protagonist of their learning process.


The role of the teacher has also been modified . In other formations, it has the central role: it explains the contents, it plans the evaluations and activities to be carried out. In the b-learning or e-learning the teacher takes the role of facilitator or moderator. In this way, students are empowered to direct their own learning and thus, facilitate them develop skills that will be useful in their professional lives such as planning, organization, self-learning and resource management.

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e-learning 1.0 and e-learning 2.0

The main difference between e-learning 1.0 and e-learning 2.0 is that the latter is endowed with "Social Media" or social networks, which give the student the opportunity to develop their social skills and complete a social learning through various tools such as wikis, blogs or chats. In e-learning 1.0 the student was still a passive learner, as he did not have social tools.

The interaction that students have with these materials is different from what they had in e-learning 1.0 in which they only had access to a limited and not social material. It is true that in order to be part of this type of e-learning they need to have certain computer skills and new technologies . That is why they must also develop these competencies, which in turn, will serve them in today's digitalized work world.

The Internet gives you the opportunity to find more than one source of information or tools of the same subject. Therefore, students of this century must know how to classify, search for information and synthesize it to create their learning. In addition, this transformation in education gives us the opportunity to develop the creativity that many times in classical education we put aside and we limit ourselves to require students to reproduce what was explained by the teacher.

Is it not about time that we begin to educate according to the demands of the working world?

Author: Itxasne Oliva


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