Volume 8

Volume 8, Number 28

June 15, 2010

14 pages818 K bytes

Got Web 2.0? A Review of Web 2.0 Tools for the Information Systems Curriculum

Patricia Sendall
Merrimack College
North Andover, MA 01845 USA

Wendy Ceccucci
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT 06518 USA

Alan R. Peslak
Penn State University
Dunmore, PA 18512 USA

Abstract: This paper discusses the importance of incorporating Web 2.0 technologies across the Information Systems (IS) curriculum. The Web 2.0 paradigm is not new; although the term itself was coined in 2004 by Dale Dougherty of O’Reilly Media, Inc., (Anderson, 2007) the concept of a collaborative workspace was the original vision of Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. The Economist Intelligence Unit (2007) reports that approximately 80% of all corporations believe that Web 2.0 has the potential to increase revenues. Others have stated that health of one’s business could be seriously damaged if these technologies are not being utilized. This manuscript first presents a review of the importance of Web 2.0 technologies. This is followed by a comprehensive overview of the multitude of technologies that make up Web 2.0. The goal is to provide a detailed reference to understanding these tools so that they can be readily understood by students and easily incorporated into current information systems curricula.

Keywords: Web 2.0, blog, wiki, podcast, social networking, information systems pedagogy, collaborative learning

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Recommended Citation: Sendall, Ceccucci, and Peslak (2010). Got Web 2.0? A Review of Web 2.0 Tools for the Information Systems Curriculum. Information Systems Education Journal, 8 (28). http://isedj.org/8/28/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2008: §3135. ISSN: 1542-7382.)