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After reading Bryan Alexander and Alan Levine’s “Web 2.0 Storytelling: The Emergence of a New Genre” ‘s section whether,
“Web 2.0 storytelling be considered for educational purposes as well? After all, not every art form needs to be used in academia. We believe that the answer is “yes” and that Web 2.0 storytelling offers two main applications for colleges and universities: as composition platform and as curricular object.”

I had to agree to what Alexander and Levine said. Yes there are MANY web tools that could be taught to the students but at the same time I don’t think it’s necessary for the colleges and universities to be taking their time to teach ALL the different uses of the tools etc. I feel that once the students learn the basics it is our job to teach and learn for ourselves to benefit ourselves. And when I say the simple basic knowledge of the web, I’m not talking about google, facebook, or youtube. We all know or know someone who knows how to use that networking site.  I’m talking more of blogging or the uses of creating a website and how to maintain one.

Also, after reading “7 things you should know about…Creative Commons” I thought they hit the key points for that specific course of teaching about the copyright protection, while sharing knowledge about the different uses of the web. I think it’s very important for us to know the pros and cons about learning about the web, and the consequences of maintaining such things like blogs and a website.


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