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This article compares the developments of the Internet and the Web with those of education. The web influences people's way of thinking, doing and being, and people influence the development and content of the web. The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used as a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement from Education 1.0 towards that of Education 3.0. The Web, Internet, Social Media, and the evolving, emerging technologies have created a perfect storm or convergence of resources, tools, open and free information access. The result is not only a change in what individuals learn but how, why, and where they learn. Taking this one step further, or from another angle, moving from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0 can be likened to moving from Pedagogy/ Essentialism/ Instructivism through Andragogy/ Construttivism towards Heutagogy/ Connectivism. Source materials and content for this article, and the associated graphics come from Education 3.0: Altering Round Peg in Round Hole Education (http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/education-3-0-altering-round-peg-in-round-hole-education).
This document was originally published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform in L.M. Blaschke, C. Kenyon, and S. Hase (eds.), Experiences in Self-Determined Learning. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Gerstein, Jackie. (2014). "Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0". Experiences in Self-Determined Learning, 83-98.