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E-learning models: a Web 2.0 approach to staff development in higher education

Jenny Yorke and Helen Walmsley

This chapter is written at a time of change and strong tensions within higher education. For the past decade, the introduction of e-learning and ICT more generally have been central to that change (see, for example, Bates 2000) and have served to highlight, if not aggravate, some of the tensions. It seems clear that Web 2.0 technologies, in addition to the opportunity for sharing knowledge that they promise, will provide fresh challenges. Here, we describe an approach to facilitating the uptake and quality of e-learning which uses characteristic Web 2.0 features and tools to help resolve some of the historical tensions surrounding ...

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