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Using Web 2.0 for learning in the community


Internet and Higher Education Volume 10, Number 3, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper describes the use of a range of Web 2.0 technologies to support the development of community for a newly formed Land Trust on the Isle of Lewis, in NW Scotland. The application of social networking tools in text, audio and video has several purposes: informal learning about the area to increase tourism, community interaction, ‘ownership’ of the Trust's website and pride in the local landscape. The paper provides background theory related to informal learning and Web 2.0 technologies and describes an innovative application of them to a sparsely populated rural community.


Mason, R. & Rennie, F. (2007). Using Web 2.0 for learning in the community. Internet and Higher Education, 10(3), 196-203. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved September 28, 2022 from .

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