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1 E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali Institute of Business and Computer Science TU Braunschweig, Germany Mail:

2 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University  Introduction  Web 2.0 or Social web or i web (i interpreted as interactive), is the second generation of the web (http://clifmims.wetpaint.com/page/modules). The many projects and services under the web 2.0 umbrella are now a fact of the global information world. It contains a high concentration on the user content, data and content sharing and collaborative efforts, with the use of different kinds of social software or social media (Franklin & Harmelen, 2007) & (O Reilly, 2005). Especially younger people are very familiar with social software so it is obvious that the use of web 2.0 should also be used in education (e learning 2.0). Most institutions especially universities in the developed countries are beginning to embrace social media which consider one of the major component of web 2.0 and realizing the potential power and implications for using it (Reuben, 2009).

3 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University

4 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Facilitators and Builders of Learning Environments Web Provide Infrastructure & Services Web Brings people together eLU University Students Should Learn how to Learn Faculty Members Students

5 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University  Research Objective The main objectives of the research is to determine faculty’s current and potential utilization of blogs in their classes, Identify faculty perceptions of the benefits of blogs as education resources for in-class and online courses, Identify the usefulness of using blogs and potential limitations and challenges of those online resources.  Research Hypothese Research based on a main hypothesis that most of faculty staff members do not use blogs in their teaching at Braunschweig University as a tool to support education

6 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Attitude Competence Tangibles Reliability Delivery Content Vision, strategies and plans Globalisation Community of practice E learning Quality Usoro and Abid, 2008

7 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University E learning 2.0 EducationEducation 1.0Education 2.0 Meaning isDictatedSocially ConstructedSocially constructed and Contextually reinvented Technology isConfiscated at the classroom door (digital refugees) Cautiously adopted(digital immigrants) Everywhere(ambient digital universe Teaching is doneTeacher to studentTeacher to student and student to student (progressivism) Teacher to student, student to student, student to teacher people-technology- people(Co.constructivism) Faculties are locatedIn a building (brick)In a building or online (brick and click) Everywhere(thoroughly infused into society, cafes, bowling, bars, workplaces, etc

8 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Blogs  Definition  Basic Feature  Types of blogs  Pros and Cons  Benefits  Challenges  Using blogs in Higher education  Some worldwide experiences

9 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Methodology  Data Collection  Secondary data  Primary data  Sample and Population  Complete Census of 64 (100%) staff members but return rate was 34 taff members (53%)  Gender 27 (79.4%) male and 7 (20.6%) female  Natur of the Study  Location  Data Analysis

10 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Validity and Reliability To ensure validity  Researchers have listed the items found in literature review which many researchers have agreed it and also and from the experts.  The initial questions were piloted on 15 Staff members.  Exclusion of some items (not relevant). To ensure Reliability  A Cronbach alpha test was made for each item and totally

11 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Significance Using T test to test the significance of the items included in the study. It appeared that P is less than 0.05 which means that results are significant. Findings and discussion

12 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Limits and Future Research  Place Limit  Scientific Limit  Time limit  Future Research  Acknowledgement

13 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Thank you for your Attention Questions and Discussion

14 Islam Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali E learning 2.0: Using Blogs as powerful tool to enhance and support Higher Education applied to Braunschweig University Nice to meet you


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