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"...the proposed research will not focus on the concepts of e-learning since I consider a fundamental difference between
the learning practices and methods within web 2.0 social networks and the
instructional nature of e-learning methods.
The concept of e-learning will however be discussed and partly analyzed to emphasize the unique nature or learning within web 2.0 social networking environments."
I really feel that there is an ongoing fundamental misunderstanding - my view is that there should be a distinction between academically / commercial / industry based e-learning methods an the fluent nature of web 2.0 learning environments. E-learning is a controlled managed and openly supervised learning environment, while web 2.0 environments are user controlled, generated and managed - with a guiding support from a teacher or a mentor.
I am not dismissing e-learning at all - I am saying there is a fundamental difference...