The Next G Web. Discernment, meaning-making, and the implications of Web 3.0 for education

Megan Poore

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    Abstract

    What might Web 3.0 mean for education - that Wis, education seen as an intellectual and philosophical endeavour where we seek to critique the world and understand our place in it with others? In this paper, I argue that current emphases on the semantic functionality of Web 3.0 have the potential to concomitantly challenge and extend the humanist educational enterprise, both as practice and intellectual endeavour. I present a brief history and description of Web 3.0, before providing an analysis of the two dominant scenarios in the Web 3.0 educational literature: the adminstrative scenario and the pedagogical scenario. My main point is that the role of the teacher in the Web 3.0 landscape must be understood as one of discernment - that is, the ability to judge and judge well on the part of both teacher and learner - for it is discernment that underlies the uniquely human ability to create meaning and thus make sense of the world.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-180
    JournalTechnology, Pedagogy and Education
    Volume23
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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