Web 2.0 refers to innovative online tools designed to enhance communication and collaboration. These include social networking sites, blogs, wikis and user-generated taxonomies or ‘folksonomies'. While potential benefits continue to emerge, Web 2.0 is already providing users with greater flexibility and access to information.
Key issues include institutional support of Web 2.0 technologies; the effects of sometimes insecure, instant messaging; and loss of control over content. JISC is exploring how learners are currently using Web 2.0 technologies in innovative ways and how emergent technologies might improve the efficiency of administrative processes and systems in Further and Higher Education.
Key web 2.0 activities
Technology and Standards Watch (TechWatch)
TechWatch anticipates developments in information and communication technologies that might have high impact on the core business of Further and Higher Education in five to ten years' time.
Jisc Regional Support Centres
A network of 12 Jisc Regional Support Centres across the UK assist higher and further education colleges and skills providers with information, advice and guidance in the strategic use of...
JISC Legal provides legal guidance on the use of technology in education, research and external engagement on concerns ranging from copyright and data protection to cyber-bullying.
Janet manages the operation and development of the UK’s research and education network.
JISC TechDis is the leading UK education advisory service on technologies for inclusion. It provides resources, tools and training to make education more accessible for all learners.