• Stefan Svetsky added an answer:
    What is your perception of the usefulness of Web 2.0 applications to facilitate collaborative learning in your university?

    I am carrying out a research on “Postgraduates’ perceptions of the usefulness of Web 2.0 applications to facilitate collaborative learning in their university". The aim of the research is to investigate which Web 2.0 tools are used generally by post graduate students of various disciplines and to assess their usefulness as well as to explore how the collaboration of knowledge can be made productive in collaborative learning.

  • Emad Abu-Shanab added an answer:
    What are the benefits and limitations of the current use of Web 2.0 technologies? Do the benefits of these technologies outweigh the limitations?

    Consider the importance of social media and other Web 2.0 technologies in the context of cultural heritage.

    Emad Abu-Shanab

    I guess that we need to look at technology as Sara Baase proposed "a gift of fire" as all technologies have benefits and problems... how would we handle such thing...? I guess we need to raise awareness of their downsides... still benefit from them

  • Michael Arias added an answer:
    Any public data set on crowdsourcing?

    Hi, are you aware of any open data set on crowdsourcing, which include information such as profiles of workers/tasks, records of behaviors, completion status of tasks? Or are there any recommended method for obtaining such data set quickly? Thanks!

    Michael Arias

    Hi Huasen...

    Do you found appropriate information in this topic? Let me know if I can contact you.. I´m looking for similar kind of information.


  • George Stoica added an answer:
    Social media: Downvoting and degrading in social networks – What are the reasons? - What are the reactions?
    We have recently seen a lot of down-votings in some threads. We also saw different kinds of reactions on this phenomenon. I would like to ask a question about these reactions.

    First I assume that there are several possible reasons for downvotings: dissent – misunderstandings – misuse of buttons without knowing it– a social scientist who writes a paper about the reactions – a test carried out by RG – some technical problem, etc.

    I would like to have a discussion about the reactions on the part of researchers. We have seen calls to ban down-voters or to cancel their anonymity. Elections in democracies are anonymous and there are good reasons for this. I think most of us agree about some basic traits of democracy, the right to stay anonymous is among them. What about these basics in social media?
    George Stoica

    Dear Ljubomir,

    The main reason is that the down-voters did not like my answers & explanations. What's strange, is that I have been downloaded for mathematical solutions to my own problems (which are correct, because I made those problems), or even for the problems themselves! For this ones, I have no explanation. 

    Sincerely, George

  • Debra Sharon Ferdinand added an answer:
    What is the role of social networks interaction on learning progress?
    As everybody probably already knows, social interaction according to" Vygotsky" may improve learning ability, however, there are still many steps toward this phenomenon to be adapted with new emerging tools including social networks. Which aspect of web 2.0 tools is the most important part to be evolved in this way?
    Debra Sharon Ferdinand

    Social Media can enhance student engagement and make learning more motivating. Here's a conference paper that attempted to use Facebook to address student learning regarding "English" writing and speaking:


    Best regards,


  • Debra Sharon Ferdinand added an answer:
    Is it practical to depend more on Web 2.0 tools for learning writing process or traditional pen and paper based writing process?

    Traditional English writing process vs digital English Writing process.

    Debra Sharon Ferdinand


    Well I think we can also add Web 4.0 as described in this conference paper:


    Best regards,


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      ABSTRACT: The World Wide Web (WWW) as the largest global information media through which user can share, read, and writes data through computers connected with internet.WWW has had much progress since its advent. This paper provides a brief idea of the evolution of the web from web1.0 to web4.0.Web1.0 was about connecting and getting information on the net.Web2.0 was the emergence of social media and user-generated content.Web3.0 is generally regarded as the emergence of the semantic web, where computer will generating and thinking new information rather than humans. Web 4.0 will be the Internet of things or we may name it as a web of intelligence connections. Keywords— Web1.0, Web2.0, Web3.0, Web 4.0, Security Challenges.
      International Conference on Computing and Communication Systems (I3CS’15), Shillong; 04/2015
  • Rafikh Shaikh added an answer:
    Which online tools do you use for open science?
    Do you share your research ideas openly with others? Do you make your research process transparent? Do you make your research findings accessible?
    If so, which online tools are useful?
    Rafikh Shaikh

    We have our own portal for sharing and working collaboratively- http://www.metastudio.org/

  • Sanat Kumar Behera added an answer:
    Are there any researches on using web 2.0 tools effectively in EFL learning?

    Are there any researches on using web 2.0 tools effectively in EFL learning?

    Sanat Kumar Behera

    Web 2.0 tools largely depends on how we are going to use it. The more we can explore the matter will get more accurate result and positive impact of the tool. You can see one of the paper related to the same.

    I help, therefore, I learn: service learning on Web 2.0 in an EFL speaking class
    Yu-Chih Sun*a & Fang-Ying Yanga

  • Justin Skycak added an answer:
    How can we use social media to amplify our research and knowledge sharing?
    Here is a presentation slides to a 1/2 day seminar I will be giving at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) on the 28th June, 2013. Your thoughts, experiences and ideas on this topic would be highly appreciated. Still in ultra learning mode :)
    Justin Skycak

    I recently created a site, http://wixtend.com, where researchers of all levels can collaboratively develop and share projects. It's not busy yet (and it's only a month old), but I hope that it will be a useful tool to amplify research and knowledge sharing.

  • Bob Jolliffe added an answer:
    Will Net-Neutrality foster sustainable development?

    We have been experience digital divides despite progressive adoption of policy driven ITeS for development. With the increasing use of internet enabled services (Web 2.0 and above!!!) it is likely that prominence of ISPs would increase along with dominating market control through telecom network operators. So, are there any positive indications to support net-neutrality in any country whatsoever?

    Bob Jolliffe

    Net-neutrality is not something new to be achieved, but rather a default network behaviour which is being eroded.  Prioritising network traffic for specific companies (eg. google being a very strong proponent) favours incumbents and creates a more difficult environment for new-comers to compete - the emergence of services like youtube for example, depended a great deal on net-neutrality.  So now they are "kicking away the ladder" making it hard for others to follow.  Given that ALL of the major incumbents set to benefit from net-non-neutrality are based in OECD countries one can certainly make a good case that net-neutrality can be important for "development" in non-OECD countries.  Assuming you measure ICT4D goals in terms of production of internet services rather than simply distribution and consumption -  ie. how many of the world's population can access existing services.

  • Tayeb Benouaz added an answer:
    Do you use social media to communicate your science? If so, how?
    I'm currently compiling case studies of scientists using social media and blogs effectively to communicate about their science to the general public.
    Tayeb Benouaz

    We can use social media for communicate Scientific Resulsts, but not share as Journal!! 

  • Debra Sharon Ferdinand added an answer:
    What are the Outcomes and Implementations of how Facebook is utlized in high school classrooms?

    I am working on a literature review for Adolescent psychology? I have information for teaching and learning, as well as education tech my M.Ed concentration, but could find little info on psychology portion of this for my graduate class? Could anyone direct me to any articles?

    Debra Sharon Ferdinand

    Here's some recent research that attempts to see how much Facebook can enhance students' English writing skills:


    Best regards,


  • René Ronald Bakker added an answer:
    Anyone studied the long term use of personal statistics (in quantified-self/persuasion context)?

    Many quantified self-solutions offer personal statistics such as walked distances, burned calories etc. Many Web 2.0 solutions also offer statistics such as number of likes, karma points. Ect. We know from interviews users find such statistics motivating in the beginning, but our informal observation is that this effect often wears of. Relapse rates are known to be high in behavior change contexts, statistics are not likely to solve this. So I wonder whether this effect is studied empirically? Are there long term studies of use of personal statistics such as these?

    René Ronald Bakker

    Maybe this article could be useful.

    Cohn, M. A., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2010). In search of durable positive psychology interventions: Predictors and consequences of long-term positive behavior change. The journal of positive psychology, 5(5), 355.

  • Christophe Strobbe added an answer:
    How can you measure the reliability of automated web accessibility evaluation tools?

    What are different statistical tools or otherwise to measure the reliability of tools?

  • Alfredo D. Holguín Alfaro added an answer:
    Is there research evidence to suggest that educators need to understand the features of technologies before they can use them to enhance learning?

    I'm currently writing a paper and want to present the argument that educators need to understand the types of technologies at their disposal and their various features before they can make discerning technology selection and deployment decisions. However I'm struggling to find evidence for this.

    Does anyone know of any research that substantiates this idea? My paper is on Web 2.0 technologies, but the evidence could stem from any domain.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!


    Alfredo D. Holguín Alfaro

    Interesting paths that lead from the initial question. The courses have a support of a virtual platform is used sometimes with rigor but are not focused on learning but in other different patterns as referenced in the investigation of Camille "Faculty use of the course management system (CMS)" .
    There is a use of virtual platforms for commitment to the institution and the rules thereof fully fulfilled the request to publish the syllabus, reading resources or PPTs, but no interactive elements that are of most importance to the skills and learning .

  • Jorge E. Benavides B. added an answer:
    What is definition of emergent technology in the context of pre-service teacher education?
    I am puzzling that how to define what is emergent technology / software in the context of pre-service teacher education and what are such examples of technology / software which should be integrated into curricula and instructional practises
    Jorge E. Benavides B.

    I think another meaning of 'emergent' is that of a noun, that is, something that 'emerges' as a result of a new context or necessity. If this is so in then case of the person who asked this question, then my best response is: simple authoring programs are the best option when pre-service teacher training comes into place. The programs that alow the adapting and manipulation of content to serve the specific needs of students, for instance. These type of programs empower the teacher students who need to integrate or modify existing programs to serve their students needs (i.ed. grammar, vocabulary and reading). 

    My five cents

  • John K. Marco Pima added an answer:
    What infrastructure is required for collaborative web technologies to support blended learning?
    As we move to the use of collaborative web technologies (social networks, blogs, podcasts, Wikis, RSS, mashups), what infrastructure is needed to make sure that students learn from anywhere, anytime using mobile phones, smartphones, laptops or PCs especially in developing nations?
    John K. Marco Pima

    The use of Web tools in teaching and learning has continuously attracted many lecturers. The tools are portable and light even with limited internet access.

  • Mohammad Abu Alsheikh added an answer:
    How reliable are the statistics view on Slideshare?
    I created recently a Slideshare Pro account for our organisation and, in the last two days I added many powerpoints to it, with tags, description, field. It's a great tool. But, how surprised I was when I saw that soon after a presentation was uploaded, there wer already 4 views to it. After 2 days, I got more than 300 for the whole set of our presentations - increasing by about 10 views every hour. I could be proud of those results and thinking that I did a great job for an high virality score... but that efficiently? What do those stats view tell me? How to interpret them? "Who" are those viewers? Are they real "people" or is it search engines? Did those viewers simply arrived on the presentation without going through it? Advanced stats could give me some info, but not really the answers.
    Merci-Thank you
  • Paweł Weichbroth added an answer:
    Can Social Software be regarded as part of the Enterprise Architecture?
    If yes, what implications can be anticipated?
    Paweł Weichbroth

    What is the point of integrating social software with other applications?

    What is the point of making complex software (like ERP) more complex?

  • Muhammad Yousuf Ali added an answer:
    Where do you use social media (or Web 2.0) tools in product design and development research?
    There is a wide range of social media/Web 2.0 tools available on the market. Social media tools seem to be more promising in product design and development contexts in order to keep pace with ever changing trends and styles. Where do you use (or see major benefits of) these tools?
    Muhammad Yousuf Ali

    YOUR RESEARCH DIMENSION IS NOT CLEAR YET HOWEVERY, I have recommended the Jouke Casper suggestion

  • Jerald Hughes added an answer:
    What is the best definition of scientists’ information interaction on the Web 2?
    Information interaction is one of the most important issues in web 2. But it does not have a precise definition. From your perspective; define scientists’ information interaction in Web 2.
    Jerald Hughes

    Among the physical scientists, one of the major phenomena already observed is the rise in prominence of "Pre-print archives", which store research that has not yet been published in peer-reviewed journals of the discipline. There are likely interesting questions to answer about the differential in perceived value of such archives between different disciplines, and between different stakeholders within individual disciplines.

  • Patricia Grace-Farfaglia added an answer:
    Can anyone help me find research into the use of online communities, gamification, or any web 2.0 principle in aiding smoking cessation?

    I'm very interested in the idea of combining online social networks, communities and other web 2.0 elements with the classic support group or 12-step program ideologies. 

    Has there been any research done into this? I know StopSmokingCenter.net and their parent company are doing a lot of research into it, and there are a few other sites like IntheRooms.com, as well as Facebook Groups full of people helping each other quit.

    Just looking for more information, want to use the web as an option to combat addiction and dependence. 

    Patricia Grace-Farfaglia

    Graham, A. L., Cha, S., Papandonatos, G. D., Cobb, N. K., Mushro, A., Fang, Y., . . . Abrams, D. B. (2013). Improving adherence to web-based cessation programs: a randomized controlled trial study protocol. Trials, 14, 48. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-48

    Cobb, N. K., Graham, A. L., Byron, M. J., Niaura, R. S., & Abrams, D. B. (2011). Online social networks and smoking cessation: a scientific research agenda. J Med Internet Res, 13(4), e119. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1911

    Lindsay, S., Smith, S., Bellaby, P., & Baker, R. (2009). The health impact of an online heart disease support group: a comparison of moderated versus unmoderated support. Health Educ Res, 24(4), 646-654. doi: 10.1093/her/cyp001

    Vambheim, S. M., Wangberg, S. C., Johnsen, J. A., & Wynn, R. (2013). Language use in an internet support group for smoking cessation: development of sense of community. Inform Health Soc Care, 38(1), 67-78. doi: 10.3109/17538157.2012.710685

    Adams, S. A. (2010). Use of "serious health games" in health care: a review. Stud Health Technol Inform, 157, 160-166.

    DeSmet, A., Van Ryckeghem, D., Compernolle, S., Baranowski, T., Thompson, D., Crombez, G., . . . De Bourdeaudhuij, I. (2014). A meta-analysis of serious digital games for healthy lifestyle promotion. Prev Med. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.08.026

    Rodriguez, D. M., Teesson, M., & Newton, N. C. (2014). A systematic review of computerised serious educational games about alcohol and other drugs for adolescents. Drug Alcohol Rev, 33(2), 129-135. doi: 10.1111/dar.12102

    Thompson, D. (2012). Designing serious video games for health behavior change: current status and future directions. J Diabetes Sci Technol, 6(4), 807-811.

  • Jerald Hughes added an answer:
    Is there any theory related to effective communication in E-government?
    I am assessing the effectiveness of communication by E-governments using Web 2.0 tools to communicate with their citizens. Could anybody assist with any relevant theoretical background for this topic?
    Jerald Hughes

    This is not strictly theoretical, but it does provide a methodology for e-government website effectiveness: http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=51273

  • Asmat Ali added an answer:
    Non-payment culture – will it shrink the economy?
    Jaron Lanier, in his new book “Who owns the future?” (2013) proposes the thesis, that the non-payment culture of free information and reduced transaction costs provided by the internet will shrink our economy. What is your opinion?
    Asmat Ali

    I concur with all the above contributors. It does depend on the semantic of "economy". If it is only think in the terms of money then definitely YES, Non-payment culture – will  shrink the money oriented economy.

    On the other hand, if economy is seen in the context of knowledge only, then Non-payment culture – will never shrink the economy, I think so.

  • Mohammad Ali Hajizadeh Gashti added an answer:
    What is the size (ratio) of unstructured data (text) on the web?
    I am wondering if there is a research paper that considers the ratio of unstructured text over the web and whether it is the cause for rapid increasing in data on the web? What is the responsible data resource for the rapid in increasing in web data? Is this the unstructured data (text)? Is there research paper talking about this issue?
    Thank you very much.
    Mohammad Ali Hajizadeh Gashti

    Please take look  to :


    and also this hand book:


    May be not so related but can help you

  • Simon Penny added an answer:
    Does anyone know of a cyber-based artist or (even better) a collective that curates and/or creates work specifically for an online audience?
    I am conducting research on the cultural impact of Web 2.0, related to the "Cult of the Amateur" as argued by Andrew Keen, and would like to do an ethnography of an online art community. I know that some artists participate in virtual platforms such as Second Life, but I'm looking for exposition for a broader audience (preferably ongoing work).
    Simon Penny

    Hi Horst!

    Micaela, per Horsts's advice, your question now has an extended historical dimension. Much poineerring work in this area was done in the 90s. If you want to go to the motherlode, I suggest you go to the Nettime archives , and also read their volume README.

    But it goes back to pre web and  pre internet days when this practise was called telematic art. Loiok for the work of Bob Adrian X, Roy Ascott, et al

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