American Research Institute for Policy Development
Web 2.0 and social computing is based upon the knowledge of connecting people globally using adequate technologies to increase people interaction. Technology has always played a key role for innovation in education and with the advent of Web 2.0 and social computing; educators have been quick in recognizing the great potential that this represents. There has been a dramatic shift of information power and everything is decentralized, participatory and collaborative. Properly filtering and harnessing 'User-generated content' in web 2.0 and social computing can represent a valuable repository of knowledge for the learning communities.