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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0.

This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education.  The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe.  The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.  The Internet of today has become a huge picture window and portal into human perceptions, thinking, and behavior.  Logically, then, it would seem that schools would follow suit in mimicking what is happening via the Internet to assist children and youth to function, learn, work, and play in a healthy, interactive, and pro-social manner in their societies-at-large.

Education 1.0

Most schools are still living within and functioning through an Education 1.0 model.  Although many would deny this, they are focusing on an essentialist-based curriculum with related ways of teaching and testing.

The foundation of essentialist curriculum is based on traditional disciplines such as math, natural science, history, foreign language, and literature. Essentialists argue that classrooms should be teacher-oriented. The teachers or administrators decide what is most important for the students to learn with little regard to the student interests. The teachers also focus on achievement test scores as a means of evaluating progress. Students in this system would sit in rows and be taught in masses. The students would learn passively by sitting in their desks and listening to the teacher.  (

This description (1) rings true with a lot of schools in this age of standardization, accountability, NCLB, Race-to-the-Top, Common Core Curriculum Standards, and (2) has a lot of similarity to Web 1.0 . . .

Web 1.0 was an early stage of the conceptual evolution of the World Wide Web, centered around a top-down approach to the use of the web and its user interface. Content creators were few in Web 1.0 with the vast majority of users simply acting as consumers of content.  Web 1.0 webpage’s information is closed to external editing. Thus, information is not dynamic, being updated only by the webmaster.Technologically, Web 1.0 concentrated on presenting, not creating so that user-generated content was not available. (

Web 1.0 came out of our existing mindsets of how information is transferred, and very much reflected the 100+ year history of industrialism, with experts/businesses dispensing identical knowledge/products to mass consumers.

Derek W. Keats and J. Philipp Schmidt provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0 is similar to Web 1.0.

Education 1.0 is, like the first generation of the Web, a largely one-way process. Students go to [school] to get education from [teachers], who supply them with information in the form of a stand up routine that may include the use of class notes, handouts, textbooks, videos, and in recent times the World Wide Web. Students are largely consumers of information resources that are delivered to them, and although they may engage in activities based around those resources, those activities are for the most part undertaken in isolation or in isolated local groups. Rarely do the results of those activities contribute back to the information resources that students consume in carrying them out. (

education 1.0Education 2.0

Steve Hardigan noted the following in 2007:

Web 2.0 has really been the flowering of new relationships between individuals and businesses, and reflects new ways of thinking that the technology has facilitated or created. It’s about engaged conversations that take place directly, and don’t rely on top-down management, but peer feedback and mentoring. It’s an incredibly effective restructuring of how learning takes place, and somehow we have to figure out how to bring this experience into our learning institutions–or they will become obsolete. (

education 2.0

Similar to Web 2.0, Education 2.0 includes more interaction between the teacher and student; student to student; and student to content/expert.  Some school administrators and educators seem to have taken some steps and moved into a more connected, creative Education 2.0 through using cooperative learning, global learning projects, Skype in the classroom, and shared wikis, blogs and other social networking in the classroom.  But in 2013, this should be the norm not the exception.

Education 3.0

Education 3.0 is based on the belief that content is freely and readily available. It is self-directed, interest-based learning where problem-solving, innovation and creativity drive education.

Education 3.0 is characterized by rich, cross-institutional, cross-cultural educational opportunities within which the learners themselves play a key role as creators of knowledge artifacts that are shared, and where social networking and social benefits outside the immediate scope of activity play a strong role. The distinction between artifacts, people and process becomes blurred, as do distinctions of space and time. Institutional arrangements, including policies and strategies, change to meet the challenges of opportunities presented. There is an emphasis on learning and teaching processes with a focus on institutional changes that accompany the breakdown of boundaries (between teachers and students, higher education institutions, and disciplines) (

education 3.0


Education 3.0 is a constructivist, heutagogical approach to teaching and learning.  The teachers, learners, networks, connections, media, resources, tools create a a unique entity that has the potential to meet individual learners’, educators’, and even societal needs.

Derek W. Keats and J. Philipp Schmidt further describe the individual components of Education 3.0:


  • Wide diffusion of of e-learning
  • Growing interest in alternatives to teacher-centred approaches such as constructivism (Dewey, 1998), resource based learning, etc.
  • Local, regional, and international collaboration to create repositories of educational content
  • Awareness for the need of recognition of prior learning
  • Increasing use of the Internet to find information and just in time learning


  • Increasing use of information technologies in daily life and for social purposes
  • Increasing social use of online virtual spaces
  • A new definition of self and society that includes computer mediated social structures, and people outside of one’s immediate physical environment


  • The widespread adoption of personal computers and the Internet (especially e-mail and the World Wide Web)
  • The emergence of Web 2.0, including blogs, podcasts, social interaction tools, etc.
  • E-Learning platforms or learning management systems that incorporate features of Web 2.0
  • Free and open source software


The one “organized” proactive movement that I know of that is promoting a model of Education 3.0 is Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design:

Connected learning taps the opportunities provided by digital media to more easily link home, school, community and peer contexts of learning; support peer and intergenerational connections based on shared interests; and create more connections with non-dominant youth, drawing from capacities of diverse communities.


All of the pieces of an Education 3.0 are literally freely available for the taking, why aren’t those involved in the planning and implementing of schools integrating these ideas, tools and strategies into their systems?  The time for planning for Education 3.0 was actual yesterday, but doing it now is okay, too.

Written by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

March 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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  1. I totally agree. I just don’t see where the schools, districts, counties, and states are going to get the money that would be needed to retrain the school staff (teachers, administrators, etc.) to do Ed. 3.0. And that assumes we could move away from test-based evaluations, instead of the current efforts in “improving testing”, i.e., making the wrong-thing righter.

    • The three different components, Web 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 were wonderfully highlighted in this article. Realizing that the school systems do tend to focus on a more Web 1.0 style of learning. However, with the increase of social media and online technology is in the newer generation, this adaptation should be first in implicated in the younger generation then going up. Otherwise completely altering the learning style will be a sudden change, and will take a longer time to accumulate to, rather than it being gradual.

      • Agree!

        Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

        April 13, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      • I completely agree. I think it is so important to shift the way school systems operate and teach with the way the world is evolving and the needs of children and learning are changing. Generation Z has grown up with Internet – they don’t know a world without it so it’s important to take advantage of this in a way that will benefit them and their learning.

        Rubani Gill

        March 18, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      • I agree with what you’re saying. I remember growing up and often being communicated at, instead of there being an active discussion. It’s a very Web 1.0 approach, and can sometimes be ineffective. I do believe the technology and social media that we now have available make use of the Web 2.0 infrastructure in a way that is meaningful but can always be improved.

        Aneel J

        March 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      • I completely agree with you. We often view technology as a threat to education or damaging to our current communication efforts however when done right I believe technology can further foster communication and make education more inclusive for everyone in the classroom.

      • I completely agree! I think a gradual change to older generations learning would definitely be a necessity. Introducing it to younger, newer generations will make this kind of learning style their norm as they continue to grow.

        Lauren More

        March 24, 2019 at 12:08 am

      • I agree with this article and think it did a wonderful job in highlighting web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. I feel like the education system a lot of times is working in the same way it did 10 years ago, and thinks need to change. The current world is way more technology dependent and constantly evolving. Therefore, the way people take in information and learn is evolving too. The classic read an article, memorize it, then get tested on it really shouldn’t be the way to learn anymore.

        Maheen Khurram EM203 2019 Spring

        July 14, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      • Now fast forward 5 years, we are all adjusting to being completely online and learning digitally! There are a couple different approaches I’ve seen my professors and other educators take with this. For example, one of mine completely follows the Web 1.0 model. Evidentally, the class does not stay engaged, cameras are all turned off, there is no discussion amongst the students and it is very much a “lecture” style. However, a few of my professors are regularly promoting the use of collaboration. Although this is difficult through Zoom, they have found ways to do this. For example, Zoom has breakout rooms, and these are often opened for partnered or small group discussion. Along with this, having weekly discussion boards and frequent small group projects or tasks!

        Emily Yochim

        November 23, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    • The article does a great job explaining the changes in the different platforms. Unfortunately, there is a lot of resistance to change. As a result, students and teachers might react more adversely to changes. However, it essential to have updated content to allow for a better learning experience. Education 3 is an incredible progress and allows students to enjoy while studying by utilizing resources they use in their daily life. However, it will be very difficult to implement in every high school especially considering the bureaucracy that exists to implement changes.

      Syed Azam (EM203-@SAA1197 )

      November 18, 2018 at 4:26 am

      • I completely agree with your point. Just to bring on a point that I think we should look at as well. I have seen quite a few “technologically-oriented” schools that tried to implement certain elements of social media, technology, and discussion boards. While I applaud these schools for making the effort, sometimes, they do not understand the value of technology in learning. Thus, we get situations where students get even more confused in learning because of some convoluted “technologically-advanced” way fo learning. Therefore, the first step I believe is to truly appreciate the value of technology in learning. then we can effectively implement Education 3.0.

        Henry Xu (@henry_xu30)

        November 21, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      • Education 3 is undeniably where we need to be. I think we are moving towards that though. For example the EM203 course I am in currently involves a lot of freedom and options in the way I can get information and interact with my peers. That being said it is much easier to implement a course like this in university but it is much harder to change the education 1 systems in place in middle school and high school.

        Reshma Suresh (EM203--@EM203RSuresh)

        March 23, 2019 at 3:55 am

      • I think your comment highlights a key issue in implementing education/web 3.0 in all schools. Many schools, they are located in more rural neighbourhoods without access to as many new resources that could support this style of learning. Similarly, it may not be possible with the school’s budget to afford the resources to implement this style of learning for all of the students. As a result, I think although education 3.0 is what we should be striving for, there needs to be more support for greater funding towards education to help all schools and students make the transition to this new and revolutionized style of learning most effective for the 21st century

        Anmol Gill (EM203)

        March 22, 2022 at 2:12 am

      • I agree with your thoughts! Although it’s going to be very difficult to change every single school/teachers out there to start adopting the Education 3 model I do hope to see some changes. Well we are already seeing much changes in the world we live in today due to COVID-19. I feel as though a wide range of school whether they wanted to or not had to adopt a new way of education (Education 3) as most courses has switched to online learning and the use of social media platforms and letting students take control of their own learning was in full effect. Now we’ve seen both the ups and all the downs that come with this sort of learning because before this students (like myself) were used to the typical Education 1 style of learning because as you said rarely does everything change in every school. So when we started to all the sudden change to Education 3 type of learning it was shocking and somewhat difficult. However I can speak for myself when I say I love this kind of learning better now that I’m used to it and continue to look forward to see how schools slowly implement more and more of the Education 3 style.

        Ekem Dosanjh

        November 17, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    • Web 3.0 does make learning more of an interactive activity rather than a chore, which at the end of the day will benefit the education of the learners. I think a possible solution to your question about funding for retraining could occur from the savings Web 3.0 creates. It was mentioned in the table that in Web 3.0 utilization of hardware and software will be everywhere and that will drive down costs for hardware and technology. I think the savings from here could be allocated to retraining school staff.

      Muhammad Hassan (@EM203Mhassan)

      November 25, 2018 at 2:29 am

      • I agree, Web 3.0 is a great way to make learning more fun. Along with this, its great that it allows for individuals to get a more unique learning experience. Not everyone learns the same way, and so, having some control over how you do your work allows learning to be more effective and efficient.

        EM203 Taranbeer Dosanjh

        March 25, 2019 at 3:02 am

      • I agree with your comments on web 3.0. I am really excited about the impacts it will have on future learners. It is so important that we recognize that everyone learns differently!


        July 13, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    • Great article. I think the best approach is the Education 3.0. It comes at a time where technology is becoming an increasing part of our life and it seems like we will continue to follow that trend. Incorporating technology in learning should prove to be very effective as it will teach digital literacy and it will be easy for students to grasp the concepts as many are already familiar with the use of technology. The difficult in this could be separating the learning from the pleasure of technology since many students assume that technology resembles enjoyment.

      Sam Wortzman EM203

      March 20, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      • I believe technology is enhancing students ability to learn new things, as it gives them access to loads of information in just a click of a button. The education system is still pretty involved in Education 1.0, as it is still very dominated by the teacher being superior to the students. I believe this is important in some cases; however, I think it would be beneficial for students if learning was sometimes more collaborative. Therefore, ideas are brought together and makes learning more diverse and interesting. In order to do this, online technological tools need to be implemented into primary, secondary, and most importantly post-secondary learning systems.

        Rebecca Vitello (EM203)

        July 12, 2019 at 2:52 am

      • I agree with your comment Sam. Technology is continuing to become a large part of education and is used every day in classrooms. I believe that the use of technology in the classroom will only continue to increase in the near future. As you stated, incorporating technology into education allows students to learn in a new way, and apply technology they are familiar with to their school work. I believe there are many positive aspects of using technology in the classroom.

        Alexa Burak EM203

        November 14, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    • I agree that it is important for children to learn and explore their boundaries in school, while also undergoing occasional testing. I do believe testing is important to make sure that children are on track with their learning and this helps target areas that need more work. Allowing children to learn at their own pace and explore their boundaries will encourage learning for students and they will be more interested in what they are learning. I believe that a combination of explored learning and testing is ideal for students today.

      Madison Ames

      July 14, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      • I totally agree with this comment! I like the idea of students learning/teaching themselves through the digital world with help from teachers, but I believe it is important to incorporate teacher-student interactions. Mixing both ideas 2.0 and 3.0 would encourage the change that is needed in educational systems while still keeping some of the important aspects of school.

        Hanna (@EM203_HYOKICH)

        March 15, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    • I agree with that, although over the last few months, I think that this transition has been accelerated because of COVID. I’ve noticed many teachers adopting technologies and methods that can help them get to 3.0 faster.


      November 25, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    • I agree, I think the only way to retrain and restructure for education 3.0 is gradually implementing new steps over time. I also think we are going to still need test based evaluations.

      Riley Doiron

      November 20, 2022 at 1:37 am

  2. So the ideas here are intriguing, just wondering how you get there for the existing system. How would you respond to the retention rate for online courses, say? Is this intended to extend to secondary and primary education? How would you respond to ethical issues like differential access?


    March 23, 2013 at 1:46 am

    • I would get there one step at a time. As noted in the case studies in the Connected Learning research report, there are pockets of innovation that are “practicing” Education 3.0 right now. If more teachers and program administrations would publicize their Education 3.0 implementations, more school leaders would have case studies to use as a reference; for ideas. FYI – some of the case studies in the report have a focus of lower income youth.

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      • Hi Jackie,
        Your post about Education 1.0-3.0 tools was very interesting! I found that in recent times, things have been shifting more to Web 2.0/3.0. As from my educational experience in high school and university, there have been many instances where each student has their own opinion, and classmates are able to share their thoughts with each other through discussion posts, social media communication, and presentations. Furthermore I am using a lot of these tools in a course I am taking about digital technologies! Despite the change in the web, I feel it is important to maintain the education tradition of teaching with Ed 1.0 to some extent.

        Zhe Sun (@EM203GSun)

        March 18, 2022 at 8:14 pm

  3. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”
    Wayne Gretzky

    All right, you’ve probably heard it before, but I just wanted to say that this a great article and well done trying to point out where the puck is going. 🙂


    March 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

    • Thanks, Rossie – I haven’t heard the Gretzky quote before, but thanks for adding it. I think schools are horrible at future visioning – it is sad.

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

  4. Such a clear and concise position on where we are and where we can be; I appreciated your post so much I’ve cited it in our school blog to help the parents of our students understand how and why we are moving towards the web 3.0 world in our school. Thanks for posting!

    Brian Harrison

    Brian Harrison

    March 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    • I definitely agree with your post and this blog, it is very well stated. I to do believe that schools are still stuck teaching in the Web 1.0 style and as technology grows there should be an adaptation in schooling as well. I think now more so than ever schools should start to further adapt the Web 3.0 style from a younger age rather than an older age. This would allow young children to grow into the advancements and begin to learn by connecting more with others. If children are brought up to learn by connecting with others this will allow them to be even more knowledge as they grow older as they will learn from a vast group of ideas and outlooks.

      Victoria Ambrosio (@EM203victoriaa)

      March 21, 2017 at 1:55 am

      • I agree, Victoria! Schools need to catch up with all the growing forms of technology and use them to their advantage. With technology becoming a huge role in today’s society, many students become accustom to these ways of interaction. When they are presented with reading from textbooks/writing notes they tend to lose focus or not gain as much from the task.

        Victoria M

        November 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      • I totally agree with your post. If schools aren’t keeping up to date with what is current, then their students wont learn and it will just set them back. All students need to be taught with Web 3.0 and I agree with your point about starting with younger children rather than older.


        March 19, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      • I agree with you that schools should start to adapt the Web 3.0 style from a younger age rather than an older age. I personally believe that since this blog post was written in 2013, we can see a great shift towards a Web 2.0 style. Many schools are starting to promote group activities, and encourage the use of collaborative platforms such as Google Docs. While I believe Web 2.0 has been well implemented in many schools, I believe we still have a long way to go in terms of adapting to a Web 3.0 system.

        Ariel M (@EM203AMizrahi)

        November 16, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      • I definitely see where you are coming from Victoria. It is important for us to be teaching the younger generations in the cutting edge ways offered by Web 3.0 in order to keep up with the rest of society’s technological advances. Today I can already see a shift in education towards Web 2.0 as more technology such as class Wikis are being integrated into the educational system. Despite this step forward in technology for education, boundaries should continuously be pushed in order to keep working towards reaching a place where Web 3.0 is completely integrated into the education system.

        Grace D

        November 17, 2018 at 10:51 pm

      • I definitely agree with your main points and also believe that this a very informative article. Most schools specifically those for younger children and heavily lacking in their ability to adapt and. This blog outlines a step by step approach on how and why schools need to are failing to take advantage of the technology and resources available. From a personal experience, although technology was readily available, in my early years of school I found myself learning through the Web 1.0 approach. Entering university, I strongly believe that if my school had been more focused on Web 3.0, I would have been far more prepared and better equipped to be successful. Overall, schools need to be far more effective in taking advantage of able resources and adapting their styles to better shape them minds of young children.

        EM203DPLANT (@plan6990)

        November 19, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      • I totally agree Victoria. Technology is continually advancing and has become a large part of students lives. This technology allows young learners to connect with others which can play an important role in education. I also think as our society becomes more technologically centered it may motivate young learners when their education incorporates something they’re excited about. Bringing in technology can get students involved in their learning which is essential to good education.


        November 20, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      • I agree with you Victoria! Schools must try push away from Web/Education 1.0 systems and begin to upgrade to Web 3.0 styles. Schools should adapt to the rise of technology and incorporate it into students lives. Technology can excite people, especially learners, and when technology is prevalent in the classroom, students will be more eager to learn while also being more comfortable. As a personal experience, my high school English class incorporated Twitter into the classroom where we would learn by interacting with our peers, as well as our teacher!

        Aaron Subel

        November 22, 2018 at 1:49 am

      • I wholeheartedly agree with the idea of implementing a Web 3.0 approach at a younger age. I think its important for children to learn and grow this way, especially with all the technological advancements. Not only is a child more imaginative, but this will also allow them to generate communication skills and a broader form of insight. I think children are very sheltered in how they learn, specifically with them being taught in a lesson, completing the work assigned, doing homework, and leaving it simply at that. Especially with technology and social media becoming such a big part in everyone’s daily routines, even in young children, the lack of collaboration will cause a major decline for them later in life.

        Taya Walters

        November 27, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      • Hi Victoria! I completely agree that teaching is in the Web 1.0 style. I feel that especially with the pandemic we are facing, education has been hit hard and it is now more important than ever for schools to adopt a new technological lens.

        Sydney Frigerio (@EM203Sydney)

        March 31, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    • I agree with you. This post highlights the differences between the 1 types of school types very well. I encourage the world 3.0 in our school!


      March 15, 2018 at 2:11 am

      • I definitely agree that schools should begin to use Web 3.0 as it really involves students to collaborate amongst each other. Additionally, the use of computers is so prominent in today’s society which is why people should become comfortable using all forms of technology in their learning and development.

        Oliver EM203

        November 21, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    • Great article, I completely agree with you! With the recent advancements in technology, Web 3.0 is the better and more interactive teaching style. Allowing students to learn through technology allows them to grasp certain concepts better and becomes more convenient due to the ease of making connections. The Web 1.0 style seems to be outgrown by the day, schools should start to adapt to the Web 3.0 style for students of all ages as the younger generation seems to be very interested in technology as well.

    • I agree with you that schools are behind even today on keeping up with the latest technology as many still use Web 1.0 I hope for more schools to adapt the Web 3.0 standard so that we can promote greater collaboration and foster innovation.

      Karim Bhaidani

      July 8, 2019 at 3:03 pm

  5. As I was taught, learning takes place after children develop a relationship with an adult learner — the teacher. In order to foster that relationship, it is important for the adults in the school — teachers, administration, staff and parents — to have healthy relationships, too.
    This relationship building has the ultimate goal of nurturing the natural curiosity for learning that all students have at the earliest ages, and rekindle that flame when it has been put out.
    How does Web 3.0 fit into the model of learning?

    John Stewart

    March 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    • If you look both at the chart comparing the three and the connected research report to which I refer, the adults become co-learners, mentors, coaches, resources providers to the youth. This role develops deeper and richer relationships than that of the information disseminater, sage on the stage, authoritative figure that is common to Education 1.0.

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 23, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      • My experience with CS101 from is that it is possible to just focus on the video lessons and associated assignments, but if that’s all you do, you’ll only get a tiny fraction out of the course compared to what you could be getting. An important other component is the “forum” where you can post questions and see other people’s questions and post answers, and vote questions and answers up or down to make great questions rise to the top and the best answers to a question similarly rise up from the pack. In my opinion, interacting with the other students in the forum is a vitally important part of the course. It doesn’t directly show up in your “grade”, but the software does give you badges and karma points according to what you accomplish on the forum. (e.g. if someone votes up one of your answers, that is worth 15 points. If the original asker of a question “accepts” your answer as resolving what they were asking, that’s 25 points). The points encourage you to stay active in the forum and endeavor to post quality answers.

        R. Drew Davis

        March 25, 2013 at 8:03 am

      • But this is where we get the disconnect. Students (and particularly Gen X and Baby Boomer adult students) do not “see” their “teachers”, “professors”, “instructors” as “co-learners” and “coaches” happily travelling the kindly road of knowledge, holding hands together. The reality is that students, sad to say, have long experience of what they need to do – find out what is required to “pass the test’, “complete the assignment” and get the grade or academic credit. The very definition of “professor” ‘professor’ comes from Latin, its ancestor being ‘profiteor’, which means ‘to declare or acknowledge openly’. From this the Latin word ‘professor’ is derived, meaning ‘an authority. When I acknowledge to my students that “I don’t know”, that I am a “co-learner” in their learning journey, I get laughed out of court, or worse, my students regard me as “not properly trained”, and not qualified. What! – the Professor doesn’t know! Well, why am I bothering taking a class with a professor who is not an authority. There is a lot more to Education 2.0 and 3.0 than simply rolling out some interesting and hopefully fun technologies.

        CJ Downes

        April 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      • Rapport between educator and learner is important for learning to flourish. I like that the 3.0 model still has the educator as a resource to connect to and offers the benefits of connected learning in Education 3.0.

        EM203 Melanie

        November 17, 2018 at 6:12 pm

  6. Its not just the teachers that need to be trained…its the complete change in culture: school, business, world. I have students who have their fists tightly grasping a syllabus and are afraid to go off in a direction because they might not learn what they are supposed to. We are so exam driven, especially in the IB, when teaching internationally. Cram and jam, take the exam. I don’t see this changing. Yes we have the freedom to be innovative, we have financial resources, we experiment with new ways of acquiring knowledge in the lower grades, but once a kid hits the Diploma it is back to sit down, shut up, and cram.

    Mrs. Ralf

    March 24, 2013 at 7:53 am

    • Great point… I will admit to be one individual who is scared to stray from the syllabus. I do believe that the thoughts regarding web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 leave us with some food for thought. It is interesting to see the way in which education could be going and what we need to do to get it there. I do not believe that web 3.0 is out of reach… we can and will change the way of education!

      • Agreed! 3.0 is definitely achievable with some extra effort on behalf of both the professor and teacher but 1.0 is too common in my own personal experiences. The number of times students are simply required to memorize and recite content word for word out of the textbook is a little sad to see not to mention ineffective for a deeper understanding of the content.

        Jeff Christensen

        November 15, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    • I completely agree! I, myself being a university student, have been afraid to stray from initial instructions given through the syllabus. Although change is hard, we need to help progress the system from Web 1.0 to Web 3.0 and facilitate learners going outside the box. Giving people more freedom in the way they learn and explore new information will be a positive thing in the long term I think, so let’s help people do this as they get more experienced in their academic careers, not only in elementary or middle school.

      Sara Sino

      March 21, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    • I can relate to what you have said, Mrs.Ralf, in my personal experience. I feel that I base my personal values on my test scores, and if I get a grade that I am not happy with, I would think of myself as being a poor student in general, even if it was just one of my grades. Going from what I watched on the news,
      many students in China and South Korea are judged from their test scores on whether if they advance in their education, and this has added a lot of extra pressure on them. On average, Asian students only get about 5 hours of sleep a night because of too much studying. In general, I feel that too many education systems rely on this method rote learning where the teacher teaching some content, the students learning and practising the content, and then pupils get tested on what was covered. This does not allow students to actively engage in learning through creative input and discussion/collaboration with other peers, which is needed if students want to stay motivated in their education.

      Zhe Sun (@EM203GSun)

      March 18, 2022 at 7:55 pm

  7. An interesting visual take on the existing problem of meaningful technology use in the classroom. While articulating the topic is helpful, believing that it will change learning opportunities for students is the key to moving toward infusion into daily educational use, and, it will have to somehow provide evidence that using technology is not only engaging, but that when students use it they score better on normed assessments.


    March 24, 2013 at 4:47 pm

  8. I disagree… many of us were creating content in “Web 1.0” … as far back as the mid 1990’s. The power of the Internet is that it allowed obsessionists to become the respected experts in even the narrowest of niches. We wrote wikis and created websites, using technology to collaborate and express ourselves as never before.


    March 25, 2013 at 5:12 am

  9. Heutagogy, a word that I did not know that I knew. When you say ‘Doing 1.0’, ‘Talking 2.0’ and ‘should be planning 3.0’ I could not agree with you more. There are the outliers at each extreme, but the majority are 1.0, while a lot of us are 2.0 and I think a lot of us are talking 3.0, but are unable to actually visualize what that looks like or how to get there.
    I would like to think that those who are here taking to read blogs like the one you have written and think about the future of education are those between 2.0 and 3.0.
    Sadly, I believe that until policy is changed, autonomy is returned and trust is given to educators, 3.0 learning will only be provided to a small few and never become the norm.


    March 26, 2013 at 4:52 am

  10. Really interested in your 3.0 idea because I have been expanding out particularly my online classes in terms of 2.0. However, I am an educator that in the adult education space for government employees. My experience is that you need both students and faculty prepared to engage in 3.0 education, and for the most part we have neither. Please don’t get me wrong. I like the ideas of 3.0.

    However, my students have been totally socialized in 1.0 education practice (which by the way is not just conformist but stresses competition as the way to motivate students to higher performance). They are steeped in it. Trying to get them to co-create, to collaborate from this attitudinal start point is challenging. For the 90th percentile, they just want you to give them the answers. They are more concerned with the instructions to do an assignment, and making sure they follow the form and format, than they are on moonshot-style projects and creating shared products as a learning experience.

    Education 2.0/3.0 is dependent upon students opening their minds to new possibilities. I find that most of my adult students’ minds are firmly closed and are usually dissatified with you don’t just give them the “A” that they have come to expect.

    Education 2.0/3.0 is dependent upon faculty who have been given the time, the support, the freedom and encouragement to experiment with new learning artifacts. When I first started to develop my on-linen courses, I naively assumed that there would be a couple of great web-sites where I could go to, to find a massive repository of great 2.0 learning artifacts, templates that I could just drop over into my courses and tailor to suit my particular learning outcomes that I was trying to help my students achieve. Wrong.

    There is no such thing. We are all experimenting with new ideas in Virtual Worlds, using Youtube, designing online games, etc. So what happens for mainstream faculty who have no idea about these things, and for the most (at least in my institution) have little to zero desire to dive into this mud puddle. In fact, Education 2.0 is viewed as an existential threat to their way of life and teaching. We don’t reward Education 2.0 innovation; we don’t even want to recognize that a few of us are actually doing it. We label innovators as weird, crazy, stupid for wasting time on seemingly poorer, less effective, clutsy, difficult course design and development exercises.

    Formula – Empowered, experimenting faculty + open-minded, curious, forward-learning students. What a combination – then you can really do world-changing stuff!

    CJ Downes

    April 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    • You have an excellent and sadly accurate analysis – I especially appreciate your concluding comment:

      We don’t reward Education 2.0 innovation; we don’t even want to recognize that a few of us are actually doing it. We label innovators as weird, crazy, stupid for wasting time on seemingly poorer, less effective, clutsy, difficult course design and development exercises. Formula – Empowered, experimenting faculty + open-minded, curious, forward-learning students. What a combination – then you can really do world-changing stuff!

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      April 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    • I found this post to be extremely interesting. I liked how you talked about how in today’s school system students are being encouraged to compete which in turn results in high performing students. I am currently in university and I can certainly attest to this being true as programs have strict requirements you have to meet in order to complete your degree. I have seen this result in individuals getting so caught up in their grades that they fail to recognize the depth and importance of the project in regards to their future endeavors and learning initiatives.

      Emily Gallant (EM203)

      March 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      • I agree with your comment Emily, the school system today has put a focus on grades rather than ensuring students are educated. This focus results in increased pressure and stress on students as they attempt to maximize their grades to be successful. I find that in schools, the focus is on Web 1.0 and 2.0 to deliver material in the most efficient way rather than exploring other options like Web 3.0 and delivering material effectively.

        Kyle Dhillon (EM203)

        March 21, 2018 at 2:43 am

      • I agree with what you said, Emily. I know so many people that overlook what they are learning and will basically just cram all the information to get the highest mark they can. Once they have gotten through the test they completely forget the information and therefore can not utilize it later in the workplace. I believe students should worry less about getting high marks and focus more on learning information in-depth so that it can help them in the future.

  11. Quite interesting reading. Let me first say that though I am not a traditionally trained educator, I can say that your article “hits the nail on the head”. As a career changing opportunity, I began teaching in 2010…in China!! I began with teaching English to graduate students in the 1.0 mindset; thinking that is what students wanted/needed. About halfway through my first semester, I discovered they were more interested in “how to learn” vs “what to learn”. Having no book, no background, and no direction, I immediately fell back on my graduate education in city planning and urban development. This training was firmly based on Education 2.0. With that, I also have a military background which, believe or not, was loosely based on Education 3.0.

    I am now in on the back half of my third year and i can say with some conviction that fully integrated Education 3.0 is a long way off(probably less so for developing countries as many can start from a “clean slate”). With that being said, now that I am experimenting with project/flipped classroom learning(I would probably call it a 2.0/3.0 blend), I am now beginning to see some of my student flourish in ways i didn’t expect.

  12. Excellent report about education! I live and teach English in Argentina, and I can say that education, specially in public schools, has nothing to do with the reality that students find in their daily life.
    I totally agree with this:
    “The teachers, learners, networks, connections, media, resources, tools create a unique entity that has the potential to meet individual learners’, educators’, and even societal needs.”
    I was trained with the 1.0 system, but I´m aware of the evolution of society and the needs are different from those 10 or 20 years back.
    So I feel that we teachers have the power to help the young generations to face this new reality.


    July 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  13. I really liked the post and the comments. I think most of the frustration that was expressed is due to structural/cultural limitations/shortcomings that were built into the current mass-education system. Yes, that system achieved great things, ie. mass literacy.

    This in turn begs the question: what type of educational system will support/is demanded by education 3.0.

    Maybe it will look more like an apprenticeship model? Maybe there will need to be a more direct link with (all sorts of) organizations instead of keeping the school in its own bubble? Maybe the parents will be required to play a more hands-on approach (instead of the daycare model)?


    August 25, 2013 at 5:01 am

  14. Excellent article Jackie. Many thanks. I came across this as I am researching at the moment. Would it be okay if I borrow and accredit some of your thoughts for our background page?

    We are building an open free learning platform launching in May, where we are aiming to deliver a heutagogical model/approach in practice. As you say, why not take all the best avaliable content and technologies from the web and build a place where the learner, and the learning community as a whole, is in control? And why not make it with all formats, and open to all.

    Joi Ito in his 2014 TED talk used another analogy I like to describe the different in starting point:

    “Education is what people do to you and learning is what you do for yourself”

    For the same reasons you describe above, we have therefore also decided to start outside the established institutions and formal system. We want to get the learners on board first, and start with their curiosity and engagement in the learning experience (3.0) over a fixed curriculum (1.0)

    We hope and think the world is ready.


    March 25, 2014 at 1:47 am

    • Nice re: you building an open learning platform based on a heutagogical approach. Use anything you want from me – I have it under creative commons only asking for attribution. I hope you end up documenting-blogging about about your process . . . and Joi Ito rocks!

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 25, 2014 at 1:50 am

  15. Education1.0, 2.0 ND 3.0 are all the effective teaching ways. However, methods and things should be upgraded and improved according to the different period of time. From the past comments, I do think someone enjoyed and experienced the 1.0 method of teaching. From my perspective, when I was in primary school, I did enjoy the process of teachers speaking in the front of the class, and other students just listen. After I went into high school, methods change to 2.0. Social networks and discussions are more encouraged and we learnt lots of things from internet i.e. the world outside us. Now we are in the period of 3.0, learning as creators, instructors and communicators. We could connect to the people in different areas, no matter you know them or not. And during the process, you analyze more and learn more, which means when you study, the whole word is around you.

    Ye SUN

    March 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    • Nicely said – thanks!

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm

  16. It’s interesting that although Education 3.0 and even Education 2.0 engage the students in a more interactive manner, yet many people still are afraid to attempt it. If students are actively engaged and attempting to find more information it can only help their education and in turn the teacher.

    Genevieve Malcolm

    March 19, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    • I find it quite baffling myself!

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    • I completely agree! Today’s teaching do not engage students and are not the best methods of teaching to all students learning types.

      Mark B(EM203)

      November 15, 2018 at 12:05 am

  17. As a student, my mind has been opened to how boring my classes really are when Professors deliver materials in an education 1.0 or 2.0 way. I always wonder why I sometimes loose my passion for learning and that is exactly why. When students become inactive in their learning, there is no real learning going on. Only filling their heads with unnecessary information. I hope that when I am done my undergrad and go to teachers college that I am taught 3.0 educational teaching methods. I would never want to put other students through 1.0 or 2.0 education. I want to continue on good educational values and methods and keep up with the present time.

    Gillian Lynch

    March 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    • I agree – thanks for your post! As a teacher and teacher educator, I say create a classroom you wished you had as a student. This is the goal with my teaching as is true with you, I was painfully bored during my K-College education. So when you go to your teachers’ college and then into teaching, keep this is mind and go for facilitating Education 3.0!

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 20, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    • I like the concept of referring to education 1.0 or 2.0 as inactive learning for students because that describes it perfectly. Teachers who are slow to adapt to Web 3.0 concepts make it difficult for students to do genuine learning and to gain understanding beyond theoretical knowledge. Web 3.0 is practical, engaging and collaborative and the future of learning, hopefully more institutions adapt to it sooner rather than later.

      Peniel Efechaobor (EM203PEfech)

      November 18, 2018 at 9:20 pm

  18. I am a university student and I found this article very interesting. After reading the article and reflecting on my classroom experiences I have realized that some of my professors are still teaching in the Web 1.0 format. It is frustrating to think that with all of the resources available today, I am still going and sitting in class to passively listen to a lecture and then leave. Some of my other professors have started using the techniques described in Web 2.0, but I agree that Web 3.0 should definitely be the goal.

    Carly Moreau

    March 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

  19. While the ideas presented regarding Education 3.0 are very interesting, I am curious about whether or not this would be easily implemented in schools. If teachers are not grading students on tests I am unsure about how students will be graded. Yes, Education 3.0 does seem very engaging, but I have to wonder if all of the students would truly be into this teacher process. This is a very new idea to me, I would love to see someone attempt this teaching style and report back on the results.

    Carley Steiner

    March 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm

  20. Thank you for this! As a university student who attended elementary school in the 1980s, I am all too familiar with the Education 1.0 format / teaching model. I feel that the education system has ignored the call for “upgrading” to Education 3.0 for far too long. Every generation of students is becoming more and more advanced in their use of technology and they need intellectual stimulation – adhering to the Education 1.0 model in today’s world is simply not enough for students to realize their full potential. After all, the Education 1.0 system’s goal seems to be to produce “good drones” to fill positions in “menial” jobs – these jobs have been declining in demand since before I was born. Here’s to the future!

  21. This article is great! As I read along I could see myself agreeing with how the education model has started to shift from Education 1.0 format to Education 2.0 and now gradually Education 3.0. As a university student who was attending elementary school when the technology and internet boom hit I can see how some teachers have adapted to the changes in teaching style and have subsequently transformed their classrooms and the way lessons are taught. I still notice now that many of my post -secondary professors are still teaching in the Education 1.0 way and like others have said I find myself unable to maintain interest in what is being discussed due to the way its taught. On the other hand I do find that there are a few professors I have had in my university careers that center their course format around the Education 3.0 model and I find I am both able to maintain interest, grow interest, knowledge and attain a variety of skills from such courses. The Education 3.0 that has been described in the article is exactly how I have always pictured a classroom to be /should be.It is what I want my classroom to prescribe to after I gain my teaching degree. It enables students to become the teacher, to profit from their own abilities and to show/discuss with others what the know . Most of all it makes them enjoy learning . So let us hope that Education 3.0 is a go for the future of the classroom ! Thank you !

  22. I’ve always thought that there was a better way to make education not just more enjoyable but more “useful” in a way. I only attended high school here in Canada, so my elementary school days in a third world country is very much hard-line Education 1.0 where we were essentially force-fed a ton of stuff and we were supposed to find a way to handle all of it. It got a little better when I came to Canada, and most of my classes in university is essentially in 2.0 with the professors letting everyone learn from each other and outside sources as they oversee it. However, it’s still not very practical. There are even some courses that the professors themselves acknowledge will not be used outside of academia. I really do think universities at least should start to hear about what the students want to learn, not enforce what has been going on for the past 10 years. Nowadays the only way we can signal that something is wrong with the course is if everyone gets a disturbingly low mark, but it shouldn’t be like that. More practical and engaging classes are hopefully what will allow the next generation to get much more from their education

  23. I can now understand how the education model has shifted from Education 1.0 to Education 2.0 and then to Education 3.0. I think it is very useful for both teachers and students when the teacher adjusts their teaching technique to involve more modern technologies to help teach their students; this makes the course more relevant and interesting to the students. The Education 3.0 that has been described in the article is exactly how I have always pictured a classroom to be /should be. It enables students to become the teacher, teach them to learn on their own and they can continue learning forever. Great Topic! thanks!

    Rebecca Wilson (@EM203rwilson)

    March 22, 2015 at 11:53 pm

  24. I love how this article breaks up Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 in a very clear manner. I agree that in many schools, especially high school and postsecondary, educators are conducting classrooms through Education1.0. I personally enjoy being a student in an Education 2.0 course because the instructor provides useful knowledge and direction, which allows me to expand my understanding of the subject matter. I concur that this this should be how the majority of current classes should be guided. Education 3.0 has become a reality to many people as soon as they step out of their school walls.


    March 23, 2015 at 1:07 am

  25. I love how this article highlights the changes in the educational system throughout time. From 1.0 to 2.0 and 3.0. The educational system is changing but everyone is not necessarily changing with it. Being a university student I have many profs who’s teaching style is still 1.0, even though times are changing many educators are not. As sad as it is they are fewer profs I have encountered who go by 3.0, but those who do, maintain the interest of the students, along with growing greater knowledge about the course. The 3.0 model is what a perceive a classroom should be, its a innovative, brillant model that is going to maintain and keep the interest of the students in todays time.

    Tasha Caruso (EM203TCaruso)

    March 23, 2015 at 8:02 pm

  26. This article is so clear and precise! I find this very helpful as an aspiring future teacher. I think sometimes learning and regurgitating is what is expected of us but it isn’t worst going to school if you are not understanding and becoming knowledgable on the subject and having a passion for it! Teaching and learning has definitely come further with technology and being able to stay more connected with our teachers and other classmates, this creates a place where we can better understand things like homework even when we are not right there in the classroom and provides a way to ask questions whenever you are wondering what to do or how things work instantly! In education 3.0 you find people with the same interests as you and can relate a lot better 🙂

    Zoe Pedlar

    March 23, 2015 at 9:45 pm

  27. I enjoyed reading this article as I found it was helpful and eye opening to see that the way I am being taught in classes isn’t the best way to learn and to use the resources that are constantly being upgraded and developed. As long as I can remember I have also being taught using Education 1.0, when I have never learned that way. I enjoy researching and learning at my own pace and I find that only when I learn independently or through collaboration do I develop a passion for learning. Being lectured to and trying to regurgitate information back through standardized testing does not work. It makes me happy that there is more research and investigating into the new ways of learning through Education 2.0 and more importantly 3.0, and that as we move forward education can continue to grow for learners!

    Katrina B

    March 24, 2015 at 8:03 pm

  28. This article was eye opening to the many types of teaching. I think resources should be used on the internet to further students learning. Since all student learn in a different way, all options of learning should be available for students. I have been taught education 1.0 and found that education has come a long way. This type of learning I found to be less useful for me personally. Since coming to university I have found that education is more hands on and online. This makes information easily accesable and I find it great to refer back too. Education 2.0 and 3.0 have become used more often, I think we should continue to move forward and advance learning! This article was very useful and showed me the multiple ways of learning and what is best for me!

    Emma B

    March 30, 2015 at 8:27 pm

  29. This article was very interesting to read. I come from a family full of teachers, some of them are new to the profession where as others have been teaching for many years. Teaching and learning have come a long way over the past several years and it is important to note that changes are happening within the classroom. Education 1.0 is very teacher oriented, a one on one sort of practice. Education 2.0 is more interactive, as it includes more “interaction between the teacher and student; student to student; and student to content/expert”. With our growing digital culture it is very important that teachers and students realize that they way information spreads is over a number of different texts and forms. Education 3.0 is based on the notion that content is freely and readily available and with the internet we know that kids who have access to an internet connection have an entire breadth of knowledge available at their fingertips. I think it is important for teachers to stay true to their roots, therefore Education 1.0 but I believe it is imperative and crucial that teachers begin to supplement their learning styles with education 2.0 as well as 3.0 methods. As I mentioned before we are currently in the midst of a digital revolution and it is important that teachers take advantage of the breadth of knowledge students have access to by incorporating it into their teaching methods.


    April 6, 2015 at 5:54 pm

  30. What an interesting read! Thank you! I found the various visuals helpful. It was very clear to follow the path of Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 and connect with my experiences. Although my elementary and high school education was mainly Education 1.0, I was fortunate that many teachers encouraged collaboration and inquiry based learning. As a post-secondary student, I believe many of my professors are teaching in the Education 1.0 way. Quite often I am unable to maintain interest in the course content and lectures, and I am not retaining as much information as I do when collaborating with my peers. The course that led me to this article, EM203, used the Education 3.0 way. I am able to maintain my interest as there are many internet nodes used, and I am connecting with my peers. I believe that children learn from one another. Children who learn from each other can understand, connect and challenge one another. Many children love to teach others. As one does so, he/she is not simply teaching others, but rather he/she is further engraining that thought in his/her own head.


    February 18, 2016 at 2:40 pm

  31. This resource has been a great find. The added comments are a rich source of learning for me as well. Many thanks to all who have contributed!

    Carolyn FitzGerald

    March 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm

  32. Very interesting! In a course I am studying in university, we were asked to explain how we see the schooling system in a few years. As I look back on my description, and what R read in this article there is a strong correlation, between what I said and this article. Defining the timeline between the education systems (1.0 – 3.0) and the visuals presented in this article, has cemented the evidence of the our changing educational system. With courses such as EM203 creating an early bridge between 2.0 and 3.0 allows us students to get a headstart into what is to come, while giving us the opportunity to build on its foundation for the next generation, through feedback. It also is a good way to keep me interested, I had my doubts about online courses before I started university and I can officially say that I was certainly wrong!

    • Nice – I especially like your insight “With courses such as EM203 creating an early bridge between 2.0 and 3.0 allows us students to get a headstart into what is to come, while giving us the opportunity to build on its foundation for the next generation, through feedback.”

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 10, 2016 at 5:07 pm

  33. I really enjoyed this read! Even though I am only 21 and probably haven’t experienced education 1.0 very much I can still remember when I was in elementary school and learning was almost forced upon us and we were essentially bins waiting for knowledge to be dumped into us. Nowadays when I go to visit my brother in elementary school you can really see the differences that they have implemented with the use of technology in classrooms and a different style of teaching. Education 3.0 is so versatile because of that co-constructivism as can be seen in our EM203 course. It’s a nice break from the normal lectures that most professors teach according to the 1.0 model. Thanks for a great post!

    • Thanks, Rob!

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm

  34. This was a really interesting article to read. Through this well written blog, I have found the information to be very true to self. The visuals were a great way to help further describe and give me a better understanding of what the article was trying to portray. For a majority of my elementary schooling I would agree to say that it was mainly Education 1.0 to start and then as I moved into the older grades, it began to change to Education 2.0 giving us as the learners more opportunities, yet it didn’t fully occur until high school. Since my 1st couple of years have started in university, I have just recently been introduced into the culture of Education 3.0 learning styles. I have found it to a very beneficial way to learn and has been mainly portrayed on the Online Learning class ( EM203) in which I have been taking over the course of the last 3 months. I have found it to be a great way for me to experience self exploration of the world around us yet, still allows for me to connect back to teaching and learning of education 1.0 and 2.0. This post has greatly opened my eyes to the past, current and possibly future endeavours of where educational learning may go! Thank you for the great ideas!

  35. This is an excellent article that clearly explains the functions of the different means of Internet-Web education. Like most, I have plenty of experience with Education 1.0 during my time in school. Education 2.0 has blossomed in the latter years of my learning but Education 3.0 has been mostly disregarded, despite its effectiveness. I would love to see the integration of Education 3.0 in schools because of its ability to engage and provide learning. Thank you for the post Jackie!

  36. This is an intriguing article and I do think we see some presence of Education 2.0 but 3.0 does remain a pipe dream yet. It is evident we are seeing a shift in our educational system but as in any major subset of our economy/ society, this takes tremendous time.

    While extremely value in vision, I think that one must consider the tremendous disruption, investment and formalization of a potential Education 3.0 before we can readily expect it to witness its unveiling.

    Where the first step of transition lies? Who knows! Excited to witness this transition… I may not see it in my undergrad but perhaps my MBA or the education of those that follow me.

    Michael Marcucci

    March 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm

  37. Although I see the benefits of Education 3.0 (interest-based, open access to information, collaboration etc), I believe that is is very difficult to get students to self-direct their learning. I would argue that most students, at all levels of education, need the structure of a classroom to direct their learning. I’m not completely advocating for Education 1.0 (I see that it needs updating in the 21st century), but teachers are needed to help students with their learning. I also believe that self-directed education is only appropriate at certain levels in the education system; university is quite self-directed, but elementary schools should not operate in this way because young children need structure in formulating their knowledge.

    Furthermore, although interest-based learning helps students engage, it is important for students to learn traditional disciplines, as outlined in Education 1.0. In other words, all students should be aware of mathematical principles, English literature and history, even if these courses do not interest them.

    This article has ultimately made me aware of the need for a combination of Education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 in our schools today. I don’t believe that we can rely solely on any of these 3 variations of education, but should mix them together so that students receive the best education possible.


    March 15, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    • But don’t kids often self-direct their own learning at home? Don’t they often look things up online? Can’t their interests be connected to English literature, history, and math? I encourage you to look at the work of Sugatra Mitra and his school in the clouds. Our own views of what education is and can be shouldn’t limit what kids can do.

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 15, 2016 at 9:25 pm

  38. Interesting read about the current state of schools and academics in our technological world. I do believe that many traditional-type teachers stick to what they know which tends to be within “Education 1.0,” but there are many teachers that are working within “Education 2.0” and doing so successfully. It will certainly take time to implement “Education 3.0.” It’s a transition that will certainly take time, effort, and money. Nonetheless, great read and I cannot wait to see what the future brings.

    Nicole L

    March 15, 2016 at 9:02 pm

  39. I definitely agree that we should be moving towards a web/education 3.0 approach but I do believe that having a teacher to guide students is an important aspect of education and is not something that should be veered away from because of this new approach to education. I think student – teacher relationships are an important part of the school and education process for children.

    • Education 3.0 does not preclude having a teacher. The role of the teacher just changes from a stand in front of the room telling students when, how, and where to do their learning to that of a guide – helping to facilitate learning. It isn’t all that new – review the work of Montessori and Reggio learning.

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 15, 2016 at 11:43 pm

  40. Excellent read! Regarding all the benefits when it comes to education 3.0, what do you think is the best way to mass implement this type of learning in schools everywhere? Education 3.0 is clearly much more effective when compared to the other types, but do you think implementation of this globally, or even nationally, is a feasible idea?

    Dean Capland

    March 16, 2016 at 1:34 am

  41. I thought that the explanation of the three components were greatly provided in the article. I find it very interesting to se how schools focus on Web 1.0. But, I do think that as time advances and technology changes, a shift may occur in which changes this.


    March 16, 2016 at 9:35 pm

  42. Very interesting and informative piece. I’ve actually worked in a few classrooms that implement a mix of Education 2.0 and Education 3.0. Education 3.0 will definitely change the face of education and help to develop more critical thinking skills for students. Though it doesn’t seem like a feasible education plan worldwide, at least in this time. Schools need more money in order to get the technology they need to implement this style of learning. It is always interesting reading up on the future of education and exciting to see what the future holds for us.

  43. Interesting read. In my opinion, it is essential that everyone comes to terms with the rapid changes that are occurring and begin to adapt. With so many resources available today, I think that it should be mandatory all teachers use the techniques describes in Web 3.0. There are currently many educators who are still using the Web 1.0 while others branched out to incorporate Web 3.0. From a student perspective, there should be more consistency as this makes for an easier transition and creates a more stimulating learning environment.


    March 18, 2016 at 10:06 pm

  44. I found this article very informative. A point I wanted to make was that Web 1.0 was used very prominently when I attended elementary school. We followed more of the traditional style of learning. Now as a university student, our learning strategies revolve around Web 2.0 in which we make use of GoogleDocs. This definitely does make our lives a lot easier as it is convenient for group members to collaborate online. However, I must say that I find it is important for students of a younger age are exposed to Web 1.0 first. In this way they will learn to appreciate Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 and use it accordingly.

  45. I love the way education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 is displayed in this article. As much as we’d like to think we are in the 2.0 stage, schools are very much stuck in the 1.0 phase, being restrictive and at most cautious of technology. Our world is consumed with technology and social media, these kids are using it everywhere BUT school! We should be teaching kids how to use these useful tools in an effective way to further their learning rather than just fun and games. Its what they spend most of their time on, its what their interest it- it needs to be incorporated into the classroom!

    Caitlin MCDaid

    March 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm

  46. I think this article outlines (in really productive manner) the different degrees to which it plays a role in education. I can appreciate each level of influence the web can have on education, and when it is used appropriately, it can be extremely useful and a helpful aid to education. I am currently in a class where we are required to use twitter as a means of collaboration, when I had only previously used it as a social media platform. By creating a twitter and tweeting about similar topics, I am brought to different accounts that show many different views of the topic I am focusing on. It opens a whole new world outside of “google” and really exemplifies how collaboration through a web 2.0 outlet can benefit education if used properly.

    Shannon (@shannonem203)

    March 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm

  47. I grew up in the age of education 1.0, and did many of the people who have commented on this article, and have recently began to see the slow move of classrooms towards education 2.0 and 3.0. I am excited to see how classrooms will look in the next few years because I think they are going to be hugely different from what I remember! I also think this kind of teaching will be very helpful because kids will learn how to use technology to learn and as opposed to using it to waste time. Thank you for a very interesting read.

    Natasha Steinberg

    March 19, 2016 at 9:55 pm

  48. I found this a very interesting read, because I remember what it was like to learn in education 1.0. Recently I have begun to see the shift of classrooms towards education 2.0 and 3.0, but only in wealthier schools that can afford to provide the technology needed to their classrooms. I think it will be interesting to see how classrooms look in the future as learning environments shift more and more towards technology based education. I also think that teaching kids how to use technology for learning is very beneficial because technology is so pervasive, and many people use it to waste time or occupy themselves when they are bored, so the better we know how to use it, the more we will learn by using it!

    Natasha Steinberg

    March 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  49. Great informative article Jackie! As a student I must say that I feel like Education 3.0 is what I prefer the most. We are in a new age where it shouldn’t just be the teachers lecturing and students absorbing – it creates a lost of interest to many students. With a more interactive environment, I see students even enjoying themselves more with the freedom that’ll bring

    Amanda Lin (@EM203ALin)

    March 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

  50. I thought this article was really informational and interesting! I still think that a lot of schools adopt the 1.0 model for learning where students are just receiving and regurgitating information rather than actually adapting it and interacting with it. It is important to explore different modes of education as not all people learn the same way. I have seen a shift to more of 2.0 and 3.0 education models and so far have been more interesting than the standard 1.0

  51. Education 3.0 is an education style that is talked about but rarely seen being applied to a classroom. I believe the education system should not depend on only one of these three education styles but should incorporate various aspects of each. Ultimately, creating a classroom environment that enables dynamic learning.

  52. This was an interesting article to read, I enjoyed how you laid out there is three different types of webs. I liked that you titled the article “schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0”. This title sums up the main difference between each web, I never thought before that there would be more then one web, but after reading your reading your article I agree with your points!

    Kendall Mannella

    March 20, 2016 at 9:44 pm

  53. Very unique view on this current problem, and how to best implement technology within our educational system. Although the explanation of this concept of web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 is very remarkable, I believe it is not that far from reach, and we must devote ourselves to learn how this technology can better aid in the development of education on an everyday basis. It is one thing to say that technology can improve education, it is another to prove it.

  54. I thought this article was very interesting and eye opening! I never realized the different phases in the education system until they were pointed out. Majority of my elementary school days have been spent in 1.0, but as times went on it slowly started to shift. As I entered high school it was definitely more 2.0 and even reaching 3.0. As I cam to university I found it to be all over the place. It is really hard when you have older professors who refuse to adapt to the newer technologies out there. While one day I can have an interactive class in 3.0, I then have to attend a class where I am forced to sit there and just listen. I hope more teachers and professors out there adapt to the new education styles as I see them to be very beneficial.

    Melissa Brooker

    March 20, 2016 at 11:19 pm

  55. Great article! Very interesting and informative on the topic of education. We are growing so fast with technology it is important that the education system keep with with the new and integrative ways of learning.

    Austin Jones

    March 20, 2016 at 11:49 pm

  56. This article was highly informative and was very interesting for me as a student to read.Education 3.0 is most appealing to myself. With all this great technology we are surrounded by, integrating it and having it as part of our learning experiences is critical.

    Adam Hoffman

    March 21, 2016 at 12:44 am

  57. Very interesting and informative piece. Having worked in some classrooms that used a mix of Education 2.0 and Education 3.0. Education 3.0 I feel it will definitely change the education system and help students to develop more critical thinking skills. Though it doesn’t seem like a feasible education plan worldwide, at least now. Schools need more money in order to get the technology they need to implement this style of learning. I find it fascinating to read about how we are modernizing and evolving the education system and the tools that will aid int hat process.

    Liora Barook

    March 21, 2016 at 12:47 am

  58. Very interesting article on the different webs. Education 3.0 is a very modern and needed style but not applied very much. Although I think that education in general should incorporate multiplexed of styles and ideas to make learning more dynamic to all students.

    Kaitlyn Tham

    March 21, 2016 at 12:56 am

  59. This was a very interesting article to read as there were many facts and pictures to really catch your attention to the problem we are facing within schools and the education system. I believe that focusing on Education 1.0 is not very effective and we should move past this type of teaching, but it may be very difficult to implement a whole education 3.0 into classrooms, having to find the educational funds to support all the students with electronics to use and to teach the teachers how to use all these functions and tools. Not everyone learns in the same way, and even with education 3.0, some students may enjoy the 1.0 way of learning so there needs to be some sort of balance between all of the teaching. I would like to see more of 2.0 and 3.0 being implemented into classrooms, and from going to elementary placements and learning in my courses on education, teachers are starting to implement this type of learning into their classrooms already.

  60. This article was a very interesting read! Being only 20 years old, I don’t think I really experienced Education 1.0 although sometimes it probably felt that way because I was tired of sitting in a classroom. I only realized that my education was more collaborative when my mother would tell me stories of when she went to school in Europe and had to sit up straight all day listening to lessons from the teacher. Today’s education system is definitely Education 2.0 but in transition to Education 3.0 which is beneficial as it will allow for a greater range of concepts and ideas a student learns and modes of acquiring the information. As someone mentioned in a comment above, I think that along with this, it is important to still have a focus on teacher to student transfer of information, after all people are still more relatable in person rather than online. Students should also value the time and effort teachers use to help them.

    Yuliya Yakymets (@EM203YYakymets)

    March 21, 2016 at 3:00 am

    • What makes the teacher the expert?

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 21, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      • I am currently piloting what can be described as an Education 3.0 pilot in a High School and am, for want of a title, the teacher of record. I do not profess to be an expert in any of the knowledge areas that my students are pursuing – in fact, each is pursuing their own passion. What I am developing are the skills to guide, mentor, coach…add the value that they would not receive from an online course or by pursuing the passion on their own – they are 16 year olds – and so need the guidance to become self-determined learners. Having said that, they do need access to experts in the field of their passion – my role is to help them connect with those experts.

        Madeleine Brookes

        September 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm

  61. I agree that Web 2.0 should be a basis for reflecting on how the restructuring of learning takes place. Through the collaborative nature of Web 2.0, it offers people a new type of interaction that can be suited to certain people based on their learning style. For example, people with a constructivist learning style learn from the interaction through others and expand their pre-knowledge this way. Therefore by applying the Web 2.0 basis and gaining feedback and mentoring in an engaging manner, education will become more effective for students and it shall keep learning institutions operating in the near future.

    Sahil Bhagra

    March 21, 2016 at 3:25 am

  62. This article is very relatable to from various University experiences. There have been a handful of required course that have completed that are based on the Education 1.0 model. Luckily I have also been able to be involved in a classroom with a teacher practicing this Education 3.0 model. The benefits of this ideal 3.0 system is beyond just a better understand of the learning objectives. There has been genuine interest in the subjects and information. Education 2.0 has also been a much better way of implementing required studies as it also promotes more connections and allows the learning to occur beyond just the classroom. Through experience it is obvious that this needs to be considered by all educations to ensure the greatest amount of success for students.

    Georgina Mazzaferro EM203

    March 21, 2016 at 3:33 am

  63. Differences between education 1.0/2.0 and education 3.0 reminds me of discussions of the difference between 1st and 2nd order institutional change in health and community psychology and social work.

    Abby Wilson Rhoten

    July 6, 2016 at 5:44 pm

  64. This article was great for helping me understand the reasoning behind why the educational model had had to change from Education 1.0 to Education 2.0 and then to Education 3.0. Sometimes students, as well as teacher do not like change, but it is important to keep the education model up to date with the latest technology because it ultimately helps education. Using the latest model helps make the content more relevant and interesting to students. I can even see that the educational model has change since I have been a younger student. The Education 3.0 now has students become the teacher, teaching themselves on their own and they can continuously learn. Reflecting on the teaching styles I have experienced, I still see that some of my University profs are teaching in the Education 1.0 way, and with this, I find myself unable to maintain interest in what is being taught. Some profs however, have been more teaching in the Education 3.0 style and they certainly helped me be more engaged in their class and the material, which helped me learn way easier.

  65. I agree, The education system would succeed with all of these technologies. This article explains how the education system can change for the better with these technologies. Teaching teachers, Professors, and students to use 3.0 would increase the amount of learning and understanding immensely. The cost of this would be difficult, but the benefits from it would be very impressive.

    Liza Gottlieb

    July 8, 2016 at 4:49 pm

  66. This article is an interesting read! It is interesting to read the older comments on the page so see how different views of education are changing. As a university student who has been in school for over 15 years, I can definitely see how education has evolved throughout the years. Many teachers have adapted their style of teaching and transformed their classrooms to adapt to the changes. In Education 1.0, I find myself having a hard time maintain focus in class. I prefer a mixture of 2.0 and 3.0, where I am able to have information relayed through the teacher, and have to interaction between the students. Education is changing, and so is the role of the teacher and students within the classroom.

  67. Great article! As a student of who has experienced learning from elementary school to university, I have seen first-hand the transition of curriculum from an Education 1.0 model to a 2.0, and more recently, a 3.0 model. Personally, I definitely prefer a 2.0 or 3.0 model as I find the 1.0 model to be too rigid and dependent on a specific learning style, which is never the case in class full of diverse students. The learning in a 1.0 classroom is one way and this makes it hard for students to learn at their own pace or revisit concepts they have trouble with. I definitely see the benefits of a 2.0 and 3.0 classroom as focus is put on creating a more effective learning environment for all participants (even the teacher), and less focus is put on a one-size-fits-all curriculum.

  68. What a wonderful approach to this ideology. Love your view point on this

    Sarah J

    November 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

  69. I think that more people need to read this article and realize that there is more than one type of learning and teaching. Personally I find that most teachers in high school and some in university engage in Ed.1.0 whereas (depending on your university prof) in secondary school you encounter 2.0 and some 3.0; but in order to attain these levels the student must go forth and obtain knowledge independently of the teacher. I think the key for creating a 2.0 and 3.0 environment is having a professor/teacher who deeply cares about the education the students are receiving.

    Iris Harmanescu

    November 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm

  70. An informative article! As a current student it is interesting to see throughout my years of schooling how education has evolved from 1.0 to 2.0 and now recently to 3.0. It is good to see education and teaching evolve and change to be better suitable for both students and teachers. I myself identify closest wit 3.0 and appreciate being able to collaborate freely, and be driven by interest and problem solving of ideas. I find it an important basis to experience 1.0 model, and then as the student gets older and moves into different grades allow them to collaborate with fellow students and use social media as a learning tool on top of its social benefits. Overall, I think this post is a great way to show that there are different learning styles and how we have grown throughout them.

    Sarah Jenkins

    November 18, 2016 at 2:12 am

  71. Great article! As an university student, it’s interesting to see how learning has changed in the past decade alone. We have been able to experience 1.0, 2.0 and now 3.0 within classrooms! I find myself relating the most to 3.0 as I love learning that is driven based on interests and passion!

    Anjanaa Jayakody

    November 21, 2016 at 4:01 am

  72. The differences you highlighted between Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 are very interesting and I agree with their evolution in today’s society. Especially with all the different learning styles and resources, it is important to develop our education system accordingly.

    Ian Jeung (@em203ijeung)

    November 22, 2016 at 1:56 am

  73. This article was a great read as it left me considering the changes that are happening in today’s classroom and This is a very interesting perspective that captures the differences between all three web models that have been developing over the last century. These models highlight the evolution of the education system as well point out key problems within the system that need to be addressed. For example, the use of Twitter as a forum allows students to engage in conversation with classmates as well as offering support from teachers in an out of classroom setting. Technology is becoming an ever present forum for teaching and learning in today’s generation. It would be beneficial for all to accept the new mode of teaching and implement it in a positive way to teach and gain the attention of young students since everyone learns differently. It would also be beneficial to teach students how to properly engage with technology in a respectful way especially when posting on online content. This post is a great read and should be shared for all to enjoy as well.

  74. This was quite interesting to read seeing as education 1.0 was the way we were taught (meaning the millennials) in the traditional schooling system. However, internet and technology was not so prevalent back then but now technology and the use of the internet is what controls a society, specially education. These are now affecting us in university and online learning has becoming very prevalent. These three models show how much education has changed over the years. I believe it would be more beneficial for us to conform to the new education 3.0, I feel as though by conforming to this new education it will intrigue more students as well as interest them more in terms of how they learning and what they are learning about.


    November 29, 2016 at 4:33 pm

  75. Amazing approach to the problem. I never really realized the significance of the solution until now. It’s clear that user-generated learning has grown an increasingly public profile in the past several years. Student commentary of the process has highlighted several keys to user-directed learning, specifically: technology adoption, effective design, faculty training, and student training. Broader returns in the future necessitate linking cutting edge research in social spheres to learning using a user-generated approach.

    Oliver Dechant

    March 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

  76. You make a great point. Schools should be looking at incorporating Education 3.0. Nearly every kid has a smart phone or tablet and many children are learning how to use technology at such a young age. The educational system needs to embrace this and incorporate it. As a librarian, I had a patron getting help with her child’s new e-reader. Their school had *just* started allowing students to bring in e-readers for silent reading time but internet connected tablets were still strictly forbidden at school.

  77. So interesting that this article distinguishes between education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0! In the point regarding education 1.0 and how teachers decide what to teach with little regard for the students interests, I would love to see more student input into the education system. Being a university student myself, I find a lot of the classes I take do not interest me. Wouldn’t it be great if universities took into account what students actually wanted to learn. I am in communication studies, which has the possibility for so many unique and interesting courses, however it seems the system still only offers theory based courses.


    March 14, 2017 at 4:23 pm

  78. These models show how education really has changed so much throughout the years. Students now almost live on their devices whether for social media or school work. E-Learnign is a great way to facilitate the learning of new information by making it interactive and interesting to the learner.

    Ari Barook

    March 14, 2017 at 6:59 pm

  79. As a student growing up in the change of the education system I find an interesting parallel between the 3 types of education and the 3 levels of schooling I have experience. Education 1.0 is exactly how my classroom was set up in elementary school. When I started high school, I was amazed at all the new technology my teachers knew about and incorporated into my learning and my classrooms representing Education 2.0. Now that I am in university, Education 3.0 is definitely how I learn.

    Alyssa M - EM2003

    March 14, 2017 at 9:28 pm

  80. I definitely agree! I love how with each step the focus switches more from the teacher’s role to the student’s role. Often times the complaint is that students don’t know how to do anything for themselves. This approach really helps to change that because they are becoming much more independent. By choosing how and what they want to learn, they can use their access to information to broaden their interests and become much more knowledgable than what only textbooks would be able to offer them.


    March 15, 2017 at 1:33 am

  81. This article is very interesting as it touches on the changes within educational systems over time. Although, not all teachers and professors are changing with the evolving education system it is evident that those that do are able to better capture their students attention. I personally find when taught using 3.0 this grasps my attention and keeps me captivated and wanting to learn. I also find in general classes and lectures like this have better student attendance and are much quieter as students are more engaged in the material. I believe its important that professors and teachers all start changing with the evolving educational systems in order to better enhance students learning


    March 15, 2017 at 2:12 am

  82. I really enjoyed reading your article. As part of a requirement for a class I am currently enrolled in, I think this read was very useful, informative, and can be kept in mind while we approach our final projects.
    I, like some others here in the comments, faced the reality of Education 1.0 for most of our lives in education and one word that really stood out to me was regurgitation especially when reflecting back to elementary and a majority of high school. Unless students really enjoyed the subject, they were expected to memorize and regurgitate that memory onto a quiz, test, or exam.
    What may be really surprising to some people is that some courses in University still function like Education 1.0, where if students do not regurgitate word-for-word what they have been told to study and memorize they will lose marks on the exam.
    But I must say I have now experienced classes that have developed into Education 2.0 and 3.0 environments.

  83. Very interesting article! I agree with several points you make, especially how Education 1.0 simply is not enough for students to realize their full potential. However, I do think Education 1.0 is the foundation for learning so teachers should not ignore the basics because of the new technology. Instead, they should incorporate the new technology and findings into the basics to overall create an integrative learning experience. I also think that that many classrooms have started to adapt this new way of learning and I can’t wait to see what the future classrooms will look like.

    Stephanie Johnson

    March 15, 2017 at 4:12 am

  84. I totally agree that schools should be incorporating this new education 3.0 because as a university student, technology based learning is more enhancing and efficient. But with this new learning experience can create a lot of negatives for teachers and the students. Not all students learn properly through technology, which could effect their education, as well as teacher employment could decrease because soon their positions won’t be needed from technology taking it over. I agree education in schools do need to advance, but do we really know how the effects will be long term?

    Alexis Patrizio

    March 15, 2017 at 4:37 pm

  85. I have experienced Education 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0 throughout my school career to varying degrees of success. I think that as with many things a combination of approaches adjusted for a particular group is the most beneficial overall. I also think that the downfall of the Education 3.0 style, is poor implementation, so training is essential.

    Brianna S

    March 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

  86. This has been an excellently informative read with a clear distinction of the three different categories for education in the digital age. Based on the opinions of the members of my family that are educators, as well as my own personal educational experiences, we unfortunately find that most schools are still operating under the traditional ways of Education 1.0. That is not to discredit the educators in our elementary and secondary schools that go the extra mile to ensure their students are being taught in a fashion more adapted to their learning style.

    A question that I would propose after thinking about this post is how post-secondary education differs from how we have critiqued teachers. Are university and college educators expected to advance further into Education 3.0 models than teachers or are the learning techniques of these institutions exempt? Just as many teachers fall to the traditions of Education 1.0 so too do professors, so should it also be their responsibility to progress their way of teaching?

    Jameson Di Nucci

    March 15, 2017 at 8:59 pm

  87. This article has some interesting points that I’ve actually been thinking about for quite some time, so it’s nice to see someone finally discuss it in more detail. In my opinion, as a university student, I have received a substantial amount of 1.0 education to date. In many courses, I don’t feel like I’ve even truly learned anything – I’ve just learned how to remember certain things before the exam, and essentially forget 75% of the material I learned immediately after the exam. Our education system has prioritized test performance over actually knowing and deeply understanding topics; I find myself simply regurgitating, as Jacob mentioned in the previous comment, knowledge that I am not very interested in, because I have no choice but to learn that material. If I investigate into more detail particular topics that I am interested in but they aren’t necessarily testable, it is almost considered a waste of time – I wouldn’t receive any positive feedback for that, in the form of better grades. I unfortunately have to have a closed mind approach when studying for certain exams, which really does suck. For example, I recently wrote an exam where I felt like I knew a lot of material because I went more outside the box and participated in more of a 2.0/3.0 approach to my studying, however I wasn’t rewarded for that effort and understanding as only a portion of that knowledge I had obtained was tested, therefore lowering my mark. Our current university education system does not reward people for the ‘outside the box’ learning approach – we are told “read the textbook and you will do well”, which is essentially telling us that our exams will involve regurgitation. As I am in my 4th year of my undergraduate degree reflecting on the past 3 years, I realize that approximately 70% of what I have actually learned in university is how to perform well on tests – whereas only 30% of the knowledge I feel that I have gained is actually valuable content that I have been able to retain to this day. Online collaborative courses are making a push towards the 3.0 approach which is definitely nice, but I feel like our education needs a substantial change to make it work effectively for certain in class courses – for example, corporate tax – which is an extremely traditional 1.0 education course. Overall, I completely agree with the fact that the incorporation of 3.0 education systems would be more effective because of my experiences, however I also see the difficulty in switching to that approach with many types of courses/learning.

    Mike Speers (EM203MSpeers)

    March 15, 2017 at 9:42 pm

  88. These are very interesting ideas! It’ll be interesting in the future when the learning standard becomes Education 3.0 and the new generation of students learn more effectively than in the past. Technology has been present in my education since elementary school, and it seems crazy to me that even Education 2.0 has not become the current standard yet. Many of my university courses are still taught in a Education 1.0 format. I think it’s important for educators to be caught up in the today’s technological trends and update their teaching methods for the sake of their students.

  89. Really interesting article! I definitely agree with much of what is written in this article. One factor I definitely agree with is that students should have more input. I feel that much of what we learn, especially in university, is not interesting to every student. I understand the importance of having a broad knowledge of different aspects which is why we are required to take so many different courses. However, I think the important thing to consider is that students will do better in school and enjoy learning more if they actually have an interest and input in what they are learning. The education system has already changed quite a bit from when I was in high school three years ago, due to the increased use of technology. I look forward to seeing how further advancements in technology and the changing views of society will alter the education system in the future.

    Riti Malhotra

    March 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm

  90. This was a fantastic article! I think that every student learns differently, and that they should have more input as to how they can effectively learn in the classroom. Education 1.0 format just doesn’t cut it anymore, as students need the opportunity to effectively collaborate with their classmates. This early form of learning still being used today would also cause students to get bored in a world where we are capable of so much more. In the online course I’m currently taking at Wilfrid Laurier University, EM203, I learn using the Education 3.0 format. We use many collaborative tactics to learn such as discussion posts and Google Docs, which keep me engaged and focused on the topics we learn about.

    University, as well as other learning environments, should be all about collaboration and making connections. Students who learn from one another can challenge and change each other to be better versions of themselves!


    March 16, 2017 at 5:44 pm

  91. I definitely agree that most educational institutions still use Education 1.0 even still as of 2017. I can think of almost no courses where Education 3.0 was employed. However, while i think Education 3.0 is a nice goal to strive towards it is seemingly very impractical for many disciplines. Imagine a doctor that didn’t learn from licensed professionals or the accountant who decided as a student that he would create his own knowledge and does not use IFRS or ASPE, as a result costing his clients millions of dollars in punitive fines. I would not want to employ nor work along side these professionals. Education 3.0 can work for areas of research such as social sciences, areas where there is no defined body of knowledge and where truths are ever changing. But I think the reluctance to shift away from Education 1.0 is partly due to the relevant subject matter and partly due to the tried and tested nature of Education 1.0. Why shift away from a learning style that has worked for generations?

  92. I believe that education 3.0 can have a good impact on the learning techniques of students. However, I believe that the most effective way is with a hands-on learning approach and a visual way of seeing things done. There is only so much information that you can get across with education 3.0, and I believe actually being in the presence of a teacher is something that is more effective.

    Alexandra Clarke

    March 17, 2017 at 1:25 am

  93. This was an interesting read. I agree with the author that many institutions still use education 1.0 despite our technological advances in this point in time. It is unfortunate to see that with so much technology readily available at our finger tips, our education system still chooses to use archaic methods. I also agree that students should have more input; if students are interested and passionate about what they are learning, and how they are learning, they will be more engaged and take more away from the course. Education 3.0 must be better integrated into our learning- we have the resources, all we are missing is the proper implementation.

    Maya Dobner

    March 18, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    • Growing up during web 1.0 probably created a bias whereby we believe there was too much emphasis on the format; even today. However, I have experience in web 2.0, first in high school to a minor extent and then in university to a large degree. I feel the shift made learning easier, but at the same time required much more resources which the majority of students worldwide do not have access. So in regard to implementation of web 3.0 in all classrooms, there is one large barrier: cost. There also is the problem of equality within the student body, technology deepens a class divide and content providers do not provide access for free. Old school, although slow is arguably still efficient. Textbooks are stocks, retaining their educational value even post purchase. Online access are flows as their value diminishes as soon as access is revoked, which with McGraw-Hill is the case for their subscription based learning modules. This is why all students should have access to human educators.

      Brandon Rose

      March 19, 2017 at 6:25 pm

  94. This is an excellent read and I agree with all the points made, the only thought I had was about how everyone learns differently. For example, I learn best by being taught in person and be able to interact with my professors and fellow students in a physical classroom. However, that is not to say I could not adapt and begin to welcome more technology into my learning, but perhaps with the younger generation they are able to incorporate web 3.0 more easily as they grew up with it much more than I did.

  95. Very interesting read, I agree with the article as many schools today still use Web 1.0. This traditional way of learning gives the students the information of what they think they need to be taught. But as the world continues to develop and revolve around information technology this needs to change. Students should have more say in what they want to be taught to help them advance in what they think is important. We are starting to develop into Web 3.0 as we see this though online course where we can choose to learn what we want whenever we want. This type of learning may be best going forward to help open us up to more opportunity where we can have a more key role in the way we share information.

    Nicholas Marcuzzi (@EM203NMarcuzzi)

    March 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm

  96. I really found it helpful how clearly the blog describes Education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. I also found it very eye opening how poorly education in the classroom is currently taking place and not evolving to web 3.0. I believe that education 3.0 can have a large impact on the future of learning, however I believe the most effective way for students like myself to learn, is through a participative and visual approach, where students can learn from their mistakes. Overall, this article was very informative and eye opening

    Joshua Davis

    March 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm

  97. This was really cool to read – I like how there’s so many technological advances and while society is still adapting to the new educational environment, progress is hopefully being made. If students are encouraged to contribute to online courses like EM203 from WLU, not only will there be learnings made on the students’ end but also educators and teachers to improve the system.


    March 19, 2017 at 7:24 pm

  98. This Article raises a very interesting approach to learning. I enjoyed how it clearly defined Education 1.0,2.0, and 3.0 as well as gave a clear description on how each builds on the other. In my mind education 1 is all about efficiency, and not so much about quality. As you go down the line the styles of education become more unique and of higher quality but efficiency is lost. I would love to know how Education 3.0 will measure performance and how the measurement process will work in the real world. If their ever was a perfect way to integrate Education 3.0 smoothly in to the workforce then i believe our education system would be greatly enhanced.

    Mitchell Bayliss

    March 19, 2017 at 11:49 pm

  99. This is a great article! I have had experience in education 1.0 and 2.0 primarily though my time in school. I have definitely found 2.0 to be much more effective and enjoyable. I will find it very interesting to see how 3.0 progresses in the future!

    Mathew Kelly

    March 20, 2017 at 1:40 am

  100. For the most part, our current education system focuses on web 1.0, with some elements of 2.0. Web 3.0 isn’t too common, and could be difficult to implement in the younger years of learning. It is important that the educational system continues to incorporate web 2.0 to create a more interactive way of learning. By making comments and interacting with one another, students are better able to digest the information and put the content in their own words.

    Brieana Patterson

    March 20, 2017 at 1:58 am

  101. It was interesting to read the way this article addresses the change the educational system has gone through from Education 1.0 to Education 2.0 and now to Education 3.0. I do believe that many educational systems have not fully switched to 3.0, but it is currently a goal for them to strive towards. I believe that many universities have switched to Education 3.0 by heavily incorporating technology.

    Simran (@EM203SPanesar)

    March 20, 2017 at 3:38 am

  102. I really liked how this blog post shows where the education system is currently at and where it should push to be. Currently learning is too rigid and one-dimensional as explained in education 1.0. Whereas in education 3.0 students are getting a more diverse and free form learning experience. I really hope that education 3.0 is implemented soon as it would help students like myself to see problems in a different way so that they can create a unique solution to it.

    Joseph Pizzimenti

    March 20, 2017 at 3:52 am

  103. I really enjoyed reading this article. I do agree very much with the author about how educational institutions are continuing to use education 1.0 even though we clearly have access to many different technologies. It amazes me that more institutions have not switched over to taking advantage of these technologies although I see where they may be coming from if people have learned in the same format for ages. It is important to consider though that people do learn better in different ways and I believe that the institutions should look at technology as a way of exploiting that. I can see in the near future these younger generations that have access to this technology, really beginning to use web 3.0 because they will have always had an understanding of it.

    Sheridan Mason

    March 20, 2017 at 4:03 pm

  104. This was an interesting read! I found the visuals aided in the emphasis of each approach to technology. In addition, I agree that educational institutions must create and implement new approaches in order to keep up with the technological advances today. Overall, I believe education 3.0 should be properly integrated into education systems around the world in order to provide students with the ability to provide their own input and is most effectively used in post-secondary institutions in order to allow for online communication students, teachers and collaborated groups.

    Mhegan Pineda EM203 Mpineda

    March 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

  105. This is a great article that depicts how behind the education system is. Instead of utilizing traditional methods of learning, technology should be leveraged to allow students to connect and learn from everywhere at anytime

  106. I think the ideas in 3.0 is the ideal education system but when looking at the stand point of school boards, there isn’t enough funding to make this happen overnight. Two years ago I was fortunate to represent students as the LDSB Student Trustee for two years. It’s easy to give an opinion, but when trying to implement ideas such as technology in the classroom, it can take several years. Limestone was working on a new program called “Bring Your Own Device”, where students can bring their laptops/iPads to school or have access to board owned technology. The process of finding funding, purchasing, creating a system, teaching teachers how to use the technology and fixing arising issues isn’t possible to occur within a school year or two. I think the blog has many great points and ideas, but overall I think the process is a lot more complicated then expressed in the post.

  107. Your post was very informative as I am currently a student enrolled in a course that is relatable to the topics discussed. Parallel to your argument regarding web 1.0, it is shocking that some schooling systems still follow this structure as it is limiting in the sense students are unable to realize their full potential. Additionally, there are so many alternative methods of teaching and learning that students relate to in present day society. Following one particular structure may not respond well to some students as another method to others. In my area of study, communications, teachers have now begun to incorporate different technologies in the classrooms to portray certain messages in alternative ways. Not only are these digital technologies touching on various learning styles, but it is also showing students different ways to acquire information and further their knowledge!

    Mallorie Ihnat

    March 20, 2017 at 7:53 pm

  108. Growing up in an educational system that employed Education 1.0, the need for technology never seemed to be urgent for myself. It was only until I reached my final years of high school where I was introduced to online and other teaching methods. As a youth, completing group projects were my way to learn new ideas from peers while also sharing my opinions on various issues. As a more traditional learner, I do still see the great need for Teacher-Student learning environments, but encourage a more interactive and participatory style.

  109. This is a very informative article that clearly highlights the similarities between the web and education. Following a web 1.0 style of learning is definitely outdated, as we are seeing more and more innovation and technology in classrooms nowadays. However, I do not see a sudden change coming our way any time soon. As a new generation comes in to the school system, it will be a beneficial and even a natural process to incorporate a web 3.0 approach to learning. This gradual approach will ameliorate teacher/student relationships, what students are learning and hopefully their cognitive strategies and abilities as they grow.

  110. This is an intriguing article that clearly identifies how education is changing. This article was particularly interesting to me since I have been involved in and seen first-hand the curriculum transition from the 1.0 model to the 2.0 model and now from the 2.0 model to the 3.0 model. The 3.0 model is far more dynamic in nature and is much more accepting of different learning styles. In my opinion, this is definitely a step in the right direction!

    Hannah Cowan (@EM203HCOWAN)

    March 20, 2017 at 9:35 pm

  111. This article was a very interesting read. I too believe that a vast majority of education systems are continuing to use education 1.0 or 2.0 learning even though with today’s technology we really should be using education 3.0 methods. Education 3.0 is a modern take to learning that incorporates the benefits of today’s technology and encourages the use of widespread information. I believe that everything is a learning experience and that learning can definitely be done outside of the classroom. By restraining learning to strictly a classroom setting and by using the classic teacher to student method I believe is inefficient. People learn in different ways as there are very many different learning styles. I think that education 3.0 better caters to these different styles and allows the student to learn concepts in ways in which he or she learns best.

    Olivia Lippa (@EM203OLippa)

    March 21, 2017 at 12:20 am

  112. I found this article very interesting in how it describes how schools use Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. I agree that many classrooms are still using web 1.0 techniques which can be difficult to learn with because it is very passive learning. I have found that through this online course I am in right now that learning using web 3.0 where it is much more interactive and students are encouraged to create their own content. This type of learning is much more effective and is still developing in the educational world today.

  113. Very interesting point of view. Funny to think that even though we have the resources for education 3.0, systems across the world are still sticking to 1.0 or 2.0. Reflecting back on my own experiences, I have never really had a problem dealing with education 1.0 because as a part of the generation who grew up with technology everywhere, every class I was every enrolled in had some sort of collaborative feature. I think education 3.0 can and will have a huge impact on the way school’s function in the future however I do not think the system is ready for such a drastic change. Having the same people in charge of the education system for 20+ years can only lead to frozen preferences and lack of willingness to change. I feel like as the next generation begins to run the school system, we will start to see changes in the right direction.

    Mark Presacc0 (@EM203MPresacco

    March 21, 2017 at 1:10 am

  114. I found that this article is very relevant and true. I find that many schools today do use Web 1.0 since it is very traditional and it is how teachers were taught themselves. The article is very interesting to read and I find as though it really explains Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 rather well. I feel as though Web 2.0 is how I am currently learning but have experience with Web 1.0.

    Cassandra Cefaratti (@EM203cassandrac)

    March 21, 2017 at 2:10 am

  115. This was a very interesting read. I agree with the point that many schools today are still using web 1.0 but I believe that as the world is constantly evolving the classrooms should be working their way to web 3.0. I believe that education with web 3.0 can have a huge impact on the future generations. All in all, the article was very eye opening and made me think about how classrooms today should evolve as the world and our technology evolves.

    Sara P @EM203

    March 21, 2017 at 2:27 am

  116. I found this article particularily interesting and engaging to read because it is currently a part of the curriculum that is being discussed in our online class. Throughout my 15 years in school i have experienced Education 1.0, 2.0 & a slow adaption to 3.0. I think the development of technology has introduced a new method of learning and teaching, a method that has successfully achieved a new method for education that allows for students to learn at a more advanced and accessible level. Many of my classes can be considered Education 1.0, however i feel as though as the years progress a lot more of Education 2.0 has taken place and become a part of our classes in regards to our education, i feel like Education 3.0 will slowly get adapted into school curriculum, as it has already started with the current class i am taking. overall i really enjoyed reading this article!

    natalie s

    March 21, 2017 at 2:33 am

  117. Education 3.0 takes the form of a reproducing cell, one that utilizes the power of knowledge and a connected set of interests to further drive learning and knowledge. There is a massive gap between the traditional Education 1.0 belief system and the way we live our lives today. Indirectly many students are creating their own curriculum through online forums such as Reddit and Twitter where multiple users interact in a common online space to debate and discuss about the most pressing and most active topics. In the information age, a contradictory way of teaching impedes on the student’s ability to utilize social media and other free sources of information for their benefit. Education 3.0 is incredibly important to implement for one main reason. The teacher has immense amounts of knowledge on the topic being taught, yet the students have immense amount of knowledge on how to harness that knowledge through the global online society. By limiting the students use of the free flow of information it seems as if our students won’t be able to harness the knowledge of all surrounding countries and youth alike. For the education system to see further growth it needs to couple the technological know-how of the students with the valuable subject knowledge of the teachers to create an open-source class room. This ideal classroom environment gets rid of the notion that learning and input is limited to the four walls that surround the students for most of the day. By engaging many others using the web our students will be privy to the increased amount of information which in turn will afford the teachers the ability to adapt to the present and focus on the needs of the youth.

    Angelika Jarski (@EM203ajarski)

    March 21, 2017 at 2:58 am

  118. This article really get you to consider the various educational system which I have encountered. 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 have all been experience through my time in various educational systems. I do feel each one is beneficial and there is not one better than the other. Education should be changing based on the level of student and their academic level. It would not make sense to start elementary school students off with the 3.0 system as it would ultimately be confusing. I do think education should progress from 1.0 -2.0 – 3.0 and the faster 3.0 is reached the better. Considering the 3.0 Education it seems obvious that there are many more opportunities presented to students when this approached is used.

    EM 203 - Georgina Mazzaferro

    March 21, 2017 at 3:43 am

  119. The visuals for Education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 were a great learning experience. Each provided a great comparison and the pros & cons of each. Education 3.0 really seems like the future of learning with digital technologies and social media. I really support these platforms for learning because I personally am a visual and co-operative learner and I believe these platforms help visual learners with hands on learning the most.

    Julian Piro (@em203jpiro)

    March 21, 2017 at 3:55 am

  120. There are always going to be different opinions. As a traditionalist, I believe that Web 1.0 is the most effective way of learning because there is structure and consistency with what is being taught. However, change is inevitable and as technology continues to be advancing at exponential rates, we must be willing to adapt. Obviously this change comes with challenges, especially in terms of financing, but in order to have a brighter future for the leaders of tomorrow, that is an investment that many will reap the benefits from.

    Paul Song (@EM203PSong)

    March 21, 2017 at 3:56 am

  121. Great article! It was very informative. Although the advancements of technology in the classroom have come with leaps and bounds, I think that we need to we wary of our dependence on it. The more I use technology, the more I feel that it is meant as a collaboration tool–and that only. I think removing technologies may be a better solution for students as I think it acts as a distraction. I’ve also wondered what technology has been doing to us psychologically as well–do students now have a shorter attention span because we are able to get information much quicker before in a condensed way? I don’t think all tech is bad, but I think that there should be a limit to how much it should be used within classrooms–regardless of the ability of its “connectivity value”

    Ashley S

    March 21, 2017 at 3:57 am

  122. I believe that teachers like 1.0 because that is how they were taught things and what they are most comfortable doing. Education 2.0 and 3.0 require them to be technologically savvy and I am not sure if the entire education system is ready for that leap. Like others have said I believe Universities are on an education 2.0 level with most of our content being located on the web.

    • Very interesting and eye-opening article! I never realized nor understood the different phases in the education system. Majority of my grade days have been spent in 1.0, but as times went on it slowly started to shift. As I entered higher education, it was moved 2.0 and even 3.0. However, it has begun to shift as in university some professors refuse to adapt to newer technology. Here’s hoping more teachers and professors out there adapt to the new education styles as they are extremely beneficial.

      Nadia Shivratan

      November 16, 2017 at 6:27 pm

  123. Many teachers are commonly using Education 1.0 as a way of teaching but with technology being used more readily in classrooms and learning settings, it is important that students and teachers transition more into Education 3.0. This will promote further communication and participation, especially since students have grasped the concepts of technology and already incorporated it into their daily lives. It may be more difficult for younger generations at first but the quicker this is integrated, the more benefits it will give to both learners and teachers.

    Monica C @EM203MCrnogorac

    November 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  124. It amazes me that this article was written in 2013 and is still so relevant today! Teachers and educational institutions feel that the 1.0 teaching they received growing up is ‘safe,’ and that they don’t need to evolve alongside technology, because modern subjects are still the same. Instead of taking advantage of all that web 2.0 and 3.0 have to offer to further education, many people remain rooted in the past on this subject.

  125. I really enjoyed this post. I think it’s totally accurate in how the web is progressing and how that needs to be reflected in schools. I truly believe that learning would be more effective if we were on a web 3.0 level already, but the challenge is moving schools and long standing processes to change and reach this point.


    November 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

  126. Great post discussing usage of Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 in education. I agree that schools are still using Web 1.0 approaches when they should be working towards using Web 3.0 approaches, which is much more interactive and appropriate with the way that technology is advancing.

  127. I totally agree with what the author is saying. Schools are way too traditional in the sense that the students get taught exclusively by the teachers, and everyone is graded by standard tests etc. I personally feel like the education system is changing though. My mother is the principal of an elementary school, and I can see all the changes that are occurring. The school is starting to look like education 3.0. Every student is on a laptop, the classes are centrally focused around technology, and even the furniture has changed to foster a more inclusive atmosphere. It is changing, however, I am sure not all schools have changed as much as my mothers. It is a process, because education is always seen as a traditional thing.


    November 16, 2017 at 11:05 pm

  128. Keisha Rose (140242460) EM203 – This was a very interesting article that gave me a new perspective on my own education experiences. During elementary school I was exposed to web 1.0 tactics where we would use the web but not necessarily engage with the content as one would using web 2.0. However, during high school and university I was taught using web 2.0 methods and it is for this reason that I have a comprehensive understanding of tools like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube.


    November 17, 2017 at 1:09 am

  129. I really liked how the blog related education to the World Wide Web. I completely agree how schools have to change so the learning is more student based. I remember when I was in highschool YouTube was banned, however in the more recent years the school board has allowed YouTube in schools due to its educational uses. The school system is still lacking many of the crucial aspects of Education 3.0 however they are slowly trying to change. There is more technology in classrooms now, students can use their laptops and teachers are making the learning more student based rather than doing the traditional lectures.


    November 17, 2017 at 1:26 am

  130. I really enjoyed reading about the use of the 3 different webs. I agree that schools need to progress towards an interactive approach, which is evident in web 3.0. Instead of the old traditional approach and hovering around web 1.0, it would be effective for both students and teachers to stress for a more collaborative teaching and learning environment.

    Harpreet Brar (@em203hbrar)

    November 17, 2017 at 5:22 am

  131. This is a very interesting read. The more teachers and professors engage with Web 3.0 learning, the more engaged students will feel with the material, consequently leading to a higher levels of enjoyment of learning and better learning outcomes. I believe we are on the cusp of a technology boom that will affect schools across Canada. In 2017 we are utilizing the internet and other technologies in the classroom, but there is much more available that we have yet to tap in on and use effectively.

  132. 1.0 I agree that the majority of schools now a days, especially public schools are still using an Education 1.0 model. I heavily disagree with sustaining such model. I don’t believe is the most effective way to foster creative or spark educational interest for passionate learners; it’s too standardized and turns children into one specific type of person which isn’t good for societal diversity.
    2.0 Model 2.0 is getting better because it’s focus is on engaging conversations that take place directly, and relies on peer feedback and mentoring for evaluation and process. It aids the development of teamwork and being able to function as a small society before entering into the real world environment.
    3.0 Education 3.0 is a model I 100% support and believe it will create success for our future generations. Self-directed, interest-based learning where problem-solving, innovation and creativity drive education sounds remarkable and limitless to opportunities for academic and personal growth within the education system.

  133. I agree with this article in the sense that we need to start implementing the 3rd model of learning more frequently into curriculum. However, I do think this is somewhat realistic. Even in the most developed countries like Canada and the United States there are certain communities that cannot afford the technology that is required to support this learning style. Then comparing this to the developing world shows just how impractical and unfeasible this notion might be.

    Amanda Neim

    November 18, 2017 at 8:42 pm

  134. Education 3.0 is a step in the right direction. Having students using technology day in and day out not only prepares them better for the real world, but it gives them the ability to explore a wealth of knowledge that is easily accessible.

    Luca Pietropaolo

    November 18, 2017 at 8:58 pm

  135. Intriguing article. This article really made me think about my educational experiences during elementary and high school years. I can easily say that I was taught mostly if not solely by 1.0 tactics, some technology was used and encouraged but it always came back to whatever the teacher said was correct. As a student, I did not enjoy this type of intellectual engagement and interaction. In University, I have taken various online classes and had my professors use technology devices and have always perceived them as creative learning tools and encourage the use of them. They are new, cool, and interactive.


    November 18, 2017 at 9:41 pm

  136. This has been an interesting read. It is really eye opening when you see the comparison of Education 1.0 to 2.0 to 3.0 in one place and you can see the differences. It is interesting how most schools are still in education 1.0 but talk of education 2.0, I can think back to highschool only 4 years ago and this exact situation happening. I always appreciated my education and thought I was getting the best, but since university I can how much of a difference it makes to have collaborative work between students, professors, and online sources. Looking forward to seeing more changes in the public education system.

    Jessica MacInnis

    November 18, 2017 at 11:10 pm

  137. This is an excellent article describing the differences between types of learning through Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. The article really speaks to me as I personally don’t learn well when it comes to Web 1.0 and learners as receptacles of knowledge rather than through collaboration in Web 2.0 or learners as creators in Web 3.0. Rather than learning in a specified location and, in a way, being talked at, I’d much rather be learning in any and every environment and be able to learn with whomever my teacher is. Web 2.0 and 3.0 are learning styles that have yet to be implemented in most educational institutions and I feel that a large amount of students can really benefit from these types of learning styles as opposed to teaching one way, and one way only.

    Xavier Shaia (@EM203xshaia)

    November 19, 2017 at 12:36 am

  138. While this article is interesting in what education is, can be, and is going toward. can we ask is new always better? Yes in this current state of technology education is out of day, but is it really going to help us in the long run. While I’ll admit that the use of technology could help the current education system, the 3.0 may be taking it too far. Should education be structured in a way that students are able to change the process, is this really an idea that is the best for everyone. Students still need teachers that are going teach the curriculum and test the students knowledge in order to ensure the students are competent. It seems that the education system is trying to make it easier for the student to succeed but not learn the information and be competent, because there is a difference. On the other hand i do agree that technology could be incorporated into the education system just not take over it.


    November 19, 2017 at 2:02 am

  139. I definitely agree with your post and this blog, it is very well stated. I loved your statements about how the internet has become a huge window “a portal into human perceptions, thinking, and behaviour”. I to believe that schools are still stuck teaching in the Web 1.0 style and as technology evolves schooling should follow suit and adapt. I am a university student and after reading the article and reflecting on my classroom experiences I have realized that some of my professors are still teaching in the Web 1.0 format. With all the resources available to enhance teaching I hope that soon teachers begin to incorporate it into their teaching styles. I hope the classrooms of the future widely accept Web 3.0.

  140. This article spoke to the learning experiences I’ve had throughout my education. As a university student studying business, I’ve found that most of my courses have been Education 1.0 based. That is, I’ve sat in a lecture hall and listened to my prof read from the slides. This teacher-oriented approach is often extremely boring and required me to do most of my learning outside the classroom. In upper years, some of my classes are more Education 2.0 based in which there is a larger participation component. This approach requires me to be more prepared for my lectures and better connects my learning to class material. I hope that educators evolve their teaching practices to further encompass Education 2.0 as well as explore the benefits of Education 3.0.

    EM203 Samantha Roter

    November 19, 2017 at 10:24 pm

  141. I find this article very interesting as it shows the changes between the Web 1.0 and Web 3.0. Even though 3.0 clearly is the most effective for learning and collaboration, in my time in high school only a few years ago most of my learning and the curriculum was 1.0 based. I feel that technology in the classroom is gradually increasing year to year, though for full success and implementation of this schools have to take advantage of 3.0 technology, for greater collaboaration and learning for all.


    November 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm

  142. As I am learning how different the learning paths of individuals can be I very much agree with the abolishment of the Education 1.0 model. I believe that interest-based learning is paramount to effectively transmitting information. This being said model 3.0 most closely parallels those beliefs and is one that I would be inclined to implement.

    Mitchell Ray

    November 20, 2017 at 12:53 am

  143. Very interesting article and the timing was perfect since I have discussing the flaws of the current education system in my EM203 as my chosen problem this semester. I agree the traditional Web 1.0 model should be removed from schools since it provides minimal value to students in the 21st century. As the times change so should our schools. Therefore, implementing technology at earlier ages for students and using the Web 3.0 model better equips them as they progress through school as they can continuously build on their knowledge, and finally it will be applicable in the real world in their career.

    Navraj Virk (@EM203nvirk)

    November 20, 2017 at 2:43 am

  144. Interesting article, and definitely one that I can relate to myself. From my personal experience, most of my learning in classrooms have followed the 1.0 model. The teacher/professor would stand in front of the classroom and repeat information off a slide deck and expect students to regurgitate that information onto an assessment/examination. Although I was able to remember this information in the short-run, the process of simply memorizing information does not allow learners to be able to retain and apply that information in numerous facets. As such, I strongly agree that schools should make a hard transition towards 2.0 or 3.0 (preferably 3.0). Students must be involved and learn in an active and engaging learning environment in order for them to retain the greatest amount of information. Learning must be multi-faceted, and be accessible from anywhere (whether in class, out-of-class, online etc.). Only with all of these criteria will students be able to retain information they have learned long term and be able to apply said information over a variety of areas.

  145. Interesting read. Definitely agree that schools should move toward the Web 3.0 model. The 1.0 model is not fit for the current century. With the vast amount of resources available to students through constant technological development, I feel like these tools should be implemented into the classroom to enhance the learning experience. As society evolves, so should its’ practices.

    Sukhraj Sidhu

    November 20, 2017 at 2:51 pm

  146. Very interesting article. It’s important to know that learning is multi-dimmensional and not a linear concept. With the rise in technology, and the change in society, we need to adapt our learning styles as well. The traditions methods from learning 1.0 may not be as effective now that society is changing. Schools are still focused on learning 1.0, however we need to acknowledge that this may not be the best method anymore and start transitioning towards the 3.0 model. This transition has begun, as we are already seeing a transition or an attempt towards the 2.0 model.

    Sana Baigg

    November 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm

  147. This was a very insightful article that presents a unique perspective on the education system. There are also very interesting points on how technology can be best implemented within our education system to take it to the next level. Almost a lot of courses that I have taken have been through the traditional Web 1.0 model. As technology and resources continue to expand, eventually everyone will start adapting the Web 3.0 model. It is just a matter of time, when educators start to use the Web 3.0 model and encourage students to reap the benefits of this model.

    Deepjyot (@DeepjyotG_EM203)

    November 20, 2017 at 10:14 pm

  148. I found this article very interesting! Growing up, I have experienced Education 1.0, 2.0, and slowly exposed to 3.0. There is a large gap between the beliefs of the “traditional” Education 1.0 system and the way individuals learn today. The development of technology has really opened the doors to what can be taught, and how students can learn. It has allowed a new method that creates and instills a more advanced type of learning for todays youth. Our class, EM203 attempts to bridge the gap between 2.0 and 3.0. In a perfect world, the classroom is an area by which the idea that learning is simply limited to the physical classroom itself, will expand the needs of the level of education youth needs today.

    Sandra Stancic

    November 20, 2017 at 10:56 pm

  149. I think education 1.0 is still the dominant model of school not only because of historical reasons such as the development of the school in relation to authority and discipline but also because of the rationalization and the commercialization of education. Education 1.0 seems fits the need of most students who are just in university for diploma and for jobs instead of the creeping of knowledge itself. The Education 3.0 doesn’t only requires the students to be active learners but also need the society for greater recognition in order for it to be more widely acceptable by learners and society.

  150. I agree! I definitely believe schools are using a education 1.0 model when they should be transitioning to education 3.0. I think the main issue for the slow evolution of education is not based on a lack of resources or lack of will on the part of the teacher, but rather caused by an aging educational system failing to evolve. The current educational system has become over bureaucratic and slow just like Web 1.0. In order to change and transition our educational system to 3.0 I think progress needs to first be made at the board and ministry levels. It’s not until theses higher powers adopt the 3.0 mindset that classrooms will begin to transition into the modern educational model.

  151. Very interesting article! As I have grown up and received education, I have experienced education 1.0, 2.0, and have recently been introduced to education 3.0. I believe that education 1.0 remains the primary type of education that is seen in schools today, but education 2.0 is much more common in upper grades and higher education. I think that as technology continues to evolve, classrooms are doing so as well. I believe that in years to come, education 3.0 will be much more prevalent than it is today. In order for this to occur, schools, teachers, and students need to become more familiar with technology and its uses. As education 2.0 is becoming more and more popular across education, this will reduce the gap between 2.0 and 3.0, making more and more individuals familiar with technology and open to an idea of a new type of learning.


    November 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  152. Education 3.0 reminds me of the learning theory connectivism, in which the resources are our there and all we have to do is connect to these learning networks to enrich our knowledge.

    Joshua Saddy

    November 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm

  153. This was an interesting read that discusses ways to implement new education models to adapt to current technologies. I agree that the current 1.0 model does not fit with the current needs of the education system and a change should be implemented towards the 3.0 model. As generations progress in terms of technological advancements, the 1.0 model does not meet the requirements to allow students to fulfill their educational potential.

    Imaan Lalji

    November 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm

  154. While reading this article I could directly relate aspects of Education 1.0 to my life as a university student, where I am mainly in lecture halls with large amounts of students, retaining and regurgitating information given to us. I believe that some courses are shifting to Education 2.0, as I have had many classes that integrate technology to enhance learning. Eventually, I think Education 3.0 will require a larger effort by all members of society to educate, rather than just licensed teachers.

    EM203 Kabir Sanwal

    November 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm

  155. Hello,
    Your article was an interesting read, and I really enjoyed the various ways you provided readers to help understand the different types of education. With this being said, it relates to the article as they both mention ways of changing education to enhance the learning of students.
    I agree that schools should be moving forward from Education 1.0 and 2.0 to focus on Education 3.0 instead. Using Education 3.0 provides students with a more interactive and in-depth way of learning in which they will be able to apply it to real life situations.

    Eva (@EM203eou)

    November 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

  156. This article was very interesting. Personally I think I have been exposed to all 3 educational systems, however I think education 1.0 is still the most prevalent in our society today. The rapid development of technology has really opened the doors, and I feel that teaching will soon shift towards 3.0.

    Samuel Nam

    November 21, 2017 at 11:47 pm

  157. This article was a great read, it really covered Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 accurately. I think that in today’s society, the improvement in technology has created a significant impact by allowing for more and more students to be exposed to Education 3.0. In the future I think that more and more educational institutions will be providing courses that offer the Education 3.0 style, since communicating online is becoming easier and more popular as the years pass. I believe that connecting Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 should be the goal for the future, and we are definitely on the right path!

  158. Great article! It is interest to see there at 3 types of education systems. I believe I have only be involved in education system 1.0 and continues to be the largest system currently being implemented within schools.

    Samantha Gramegna

    November 22, 2017 at 1:28 am

  159. I am currently enrolled in a course on Twitter. When I read the article it makes me think that the course I am enrolled in someone creates a bridge between 2.0 and 3.0, and allows students, and teachers, to get a preview of what could be the future of learning. This was a really interesting read, and the article clearly explains the differences in all types of Webs.

  160. The following article was an informative read! It outlines how Education 1.0, Education 2.0, and Education 3.0 showcase the ways in which we learn. I strongly believe that Education 3.0 is the most effective way to learning in the future as it allows students take a more holistic approach to learning. It integrates the use of connectivism and how we use current social media outlets to learn, educate, and communicate with one another. Currently, we are in Education 2.0 and are pushing towards implementing Education 3.0 in our everyday learning. As a student, the implementation of Education 2.0 has allowed for further learning and improvements in our access in learning.

  161. What a great article! It really outlines the different types of webs in relation to education systems. The highschool i attended used more so education 2.0/3.0 so i can relate very well to this read. It will be very interesting to see if this is something that grows amongst public schools in Toronto at a higher rate.

    Connor Willson @EM203Robin

    November 22, 2017 at 8:19 pm

  162. This was an excellent article! I enjoyed the ways and examples you used to provide the reader with the different types of education. Currently majority of my courses reflect Education 1.0 where I am sitting in a lecture hell. However, I believe that education is currently progressing towards Education 2.0 and Education 3.0. As a student, the implementation of Education 2.0 has allowed for further learning and improvements overall. The greater access and familiarity people have with technology the more likely this will be.

    EM203 Nicole

    November 22, 2017 at 9:01 pm

  163. The following article was an extremely insightful and thought provoking read. It explored the various aspects of how Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. As I have moved into upper years I have noticed professors are making greats efforts to move towards 3.0 aspects as technology is being welcomed inside and outside of the classroom to contribute to learning. As millennials, I believe the use of technology will be most beneficial to attract students attention and involvement in active learning.

  164. This article was a great read! It provided valuable insights on the the different types of education platforms with education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. The article has a slight bias on encouraging that education 3.0 is the most effective learning method in the future. As attractive as web 3.0 may appear at the surface I believe there is a risk regarding the dependency on the technology which may possibly neglect the user. Internet/Web 2.0 may be a more realistic learning method for the short term future that could provide feasible results.

  165. Great read! Thanks for sharing your ideas on education model. I found this article both informative and detailed. I especially like the image of the “New paradigm model – Education” as it helped further my understanding of this concept with specific examples. For example, “Industry views graduates as…co-workers or entrepreneurs” is a great example of how Education 3.0 can contribute to the development of more people coming into the working world.

    Sarah Manner

    November 23, 2017 at 12:32 am

  166. This was a fantastic article to read! It was very informative to understand the different scales of the education system. I believe that we should be moving more towards the Webb 3.0 approach is it is more realistic and applicable in today’s society. Over the past decade, I have using the Webb 1.0 methodology. However, I realize the various limitations associated with it. I feel that society needs to conform and adapt towards the Webb 3.0 method. Overall, by enhancing our education system to 3.0, we will be able to take full advantage of technology and make learning more efficient.

    Maneesha (@em203mbhangal)

    November 23, 2017 at 1:09 am

  167. In my opinion, education 3.0 is one can truly transform and improve the way students learn. Right now, we find ourselves in the education 2.0 stage and as we move forward we are starting to see a steady shift toward s 3.0 stage. Education 3.0 is a highly interactive way of learning that integrates several layers of technological tools to tailor to diverse learning style which ultimately will help students grasp the knowledge with a level of depth that has the power to totally transform the way students learn.

    Ben Whiteside @EM203bwhiteside

    November 23, 2017 at 1:55 am

  168. It s interesting to see how an Education 3.0 and the interactions amongst the 3. In today’s technology dominated society education 3.0 will be extremely effective as we are not disregarding technology and tools like social media but actually using it to emphasize the educational experience. As both a student and teaching assistance I can definitely see the benefit of doing this !

  169. I really enjoyed reading this article as it relates to how my own education has changed over the past few years with the shifts in technology. The article is broken down on what education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 are and different examples of each. In my opinion, I believe that especially in todays day and age, the shift from Education 1.0 is important, and it should not be the way that students are taught anymore. We have access to so many tools, platforms and websites that not using those would be teaching us less. Education 3.0 is a broad, and very in depth way of learning with a vast number of opportunities to learn. There is so much room for collaboration, communication and it gives students the opportunity to connect with a variety of individuals. I think that we should move away from Education 1.0 and 2.0 and push Education 3.0 much more as social media presence has increased in recent years, and will only improve the quality of education and access to information for students.

    Bisma Hussain

    November 23, 2017 at 2:01 am

  170. Really enjoyed the read, great article! I find it fascinating about how the impact of technology on society is growing exponentially, advancing in more ways than I could have possible imagined even 5 years ago. I resonated most with the Education 3.0 section since I strongly believe that constructivism-based learning techniques should be implemented in all educational systems. There isn’t a one, single method of teaching that’s equally effective on all students, which is because everyone has their own unique learning traits. Constructivism, being a major aspect of Education 3.0, takes advantage of this by allowing students to express those traits and experience learning concepts by their own regard. School shouldn’t only make sense to the people teaching, but to all those listening as well!

  171. What I love the most about this article is the way it highlights the idea of having the right educational system. This essentially means that educational systems help grow the connection between teachers and students.
    I believe that in order to succeed, one must fully understand what is given to them, as well as build a passion for the topic. As technology advances, new teaching methods arise and influence the connection we build with our teachers. It is essential for teachers to properly incorporate the use of technology in order to ensure a better teaching environment for students. Hence, the 3.0 model is one that considers the interest of the students, maintaining an innovative image.


    November 23, 2017 at 3:53 am

  172. Thanks for writing this article, I thoroughly enjoyed it! After reading this article, I thought about my time on the web and how things have changed. A lot of websites used to be one way, where you could only take information, but not input information. Such sites were often hosted on GeoCities. If a change were to be made one had to email the webmaster. We now refer to this as Web 1.0 . The second stage of the web is more interactivity with sites such as Facebook, Twitter, WordPress. I personally prefer second stage as you can interact with others. However, with Web 3.0/Education 3.0 I don’t think institutions are equipped to handle such radical changes from what has been the norm for decades.

    Alex Reid @EM203_AlexReid

    November 23, 2017 at 4:03 am

  173. I found this article to be incredibly interesting and informative. I particularly liked how it discussed different models for education and learning. I believe it is incredibly important to understand that every individual learns differently, this article definitely addresses this notion and then some. Education 3.0 is the future of learning and I hope one day we reach this point.

    Eryca Froes

    November 23, 2017 at 5:01 am

  174. This is a very interesting read! I’ve always wondered why after hundreds of years of an Education 1.0 based curriculum, the schooling system hasn’t been updated. It feels like students are solely required to reiterate information they learn in textbooks. Education 2.0 and 3.0 allow for a more collaborative and wholesome approach to learning.

  175. Wow, this article explains very well how we are stuck in Education 1.0 with some facets of education 2.0 being used, when we should be much further along at Education 3.0. As a student myself I could not agree more. A typical day consists of 2 or 3 lectures where we sit in rows, listen to a professor tell us what we need to know, then try to learn this way. With a web 3.0 structure, where the teacher acting a resource guide and pushing the students to learn and discover themselves is much more engaging, and helps the student to really engage and participate in the learning process. I believe education 3.0 is the best way to learn.

    Josh Openshaw

    November 23, 2017 at 5:28 am

  176. This article is very relevant. Web 1.0 is used everywhere since it is the traditional method of teaching and I sincerely hope that more schools adapt towards the Web 3.0 method of teaching. The Web 1.0 teaching bores me, and honestly, I do not retain much knowledge with a teacher constantly talking or reading slides. I do think Web 2.0 is becoming a more prevalent method of teaching and that, with technology, Web 3.0 will become the mainstream method of teaching in the next 20 years. I still believe there should be a progression from Web 1.0 to 3.0, but ultimately, I prefer Web 3.0. Web 2.0 and 3.0 as better as active and hands-on learning is more useful than simply sitting there and absorbing information.

    Pranav Jain (@EM203PranavJ)

    November 23, 2017 at 7:32 am

  177. This was a great read! I think Web 3.0 is a very useful style of learning. It’s more adaptive and it allows students to be more engaged with their learning. Comparing this to Web 1.0, it’s a lot more text book based. This is not always an effective way for students learn causing them to be distracted with other things.With the increase in technology use, Web 3.0 seems to be the more effective approach. Additionally, Web 3.0 really allows the learner to gain more knowledge because they are responsible for their learning with social networking.

  178. Interesting post, it’s amazing how much technological advances we’ve had in the past decade, and how much the internet has changed. I think it’s time the educational system is revamped and hopefully they will take advantage of the technology that is readily accessible to us.

    Damian Basek (@EM203DBasek)

    November 29, 2017 at 2:26 am

  179. These ideas are very fascinating. The more that we rely on the nodes of a connected network to share information the greater the understanding, and web of collectivism we have. I believe that this can make all of us more diverse and well informed about a plethora of topics. I hope to use ideas such as these to drive learning in my school, groups and community going forward.

    Brendan Higgins

    December 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm

  180. This was a very interesting post! I loved reading about how education has moved through 1.0, 2.0, and now 3.0. It is very true that some people are still stuck on a 1.0 system, and that is very unfortunate for the learning of children. I think that Web 3.0 is amazing for everyone because it is such a different way to learn and you are not just limited to the knowledge that one teacher provides you with. The graphics in this post very awesome and really helped me understand the concepts of Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 much clearer.

    Jessie Heslop EM203

    February 26, 2018 at 4:45 am

  181. Such a great post! I think it’s important to understand Web 3.0 due to the digital world we live in today. There are so many resources available and we need to take advantage of them. Thanks for this.

    Alida Swart

    February 28, 2018 at 11:18 pm

  182. This was a really intriguing post! It is interesting to know how the education system is moving slowly through Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. It is unfortunately true that individuals are caught up using Web 1.0 and holding back on the interactive and connective aspects the Web now has today. Although Web 1.0 is pretty much implemented everywhere, I do hope that Web 3.0 will become more implemented within school systems because we do live in a technological generation, as technology is not going anywhere, it just keeps growing and growing. This idea of highlighting the right educational system is a really great read and made me really think about how the education in schools needs to be furthered technologically.


    March 6, 2018 at 7:07 pm

  183. This post brought up some very interesting ideas! The explanations of Education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 were very clear and I particularly enjoyed the diagrams and charts which furthered my understanding. I believe that peer feedback and mentoring is incredibly effective and this experience of learning should be used in education. A positive interaction between students and teachers/experts is essential! I am also appreciative of Education 3.0 as an interest-based learning system that allow learners to be creators of knowledge.


    March 12, 2018 at 4:49 pm

  184. This article was an interesting read! The Internet has spread and become a big part of our lives. I agree that it is important for students to start adapting and using this source as a part of their education. I think it is very interesting to learn how much the Internet has adapted, highlighted through the differences in education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0! With nearly every kid with a smart phone now a days and kids using it at younger and younger ages, it is important for schools to start incorporating these sources into eh classroom.

  185. This was a very interesting blog to read! It is definitely evident that most schools adopt an Education 1.0 model, that focuses on math, science, history, and english. This is very much similar to how my education was, where teachers and administrators decide what should be most important for their students. It would be beneficial for teachers to adopt the Web 1.0 model, as it involves social networking and using the web to do research and find information. The education 3.0 model is undoubtedly the most beneficial for students, as it incorporates a lot of collaboration between students and teachers, and gives both the teachers and students more freedom within the school and classroom.

  186. This was a very intriguing blog post to read. I experienced Education 1.0 when I was in elementary school. Technology is expanding everyday and I think it is important for schools to keep up to date with changes and implement these changes as well. It is important to know about Web 3.0 and its benefits as there are many resources that can be used to improve education!

    Katie Davidson (@EM203kdavidson)

    March 13, 2018 at 9:56 pm

  187. I think this article is very interesting to read. I believe that Education 3.0 would be the most beneficial to students receiving education. Education 3.0 would ensure that the students would find the concepts and curriculum interest which would result to being fully engaged. As technology advances, educators and institutions must also advance in order to educate future generations and students.

  188. I really enjoyed reading this blog post! I can most relate to the Education 1.0 model as it is the approach that my past schools have taken. Throughout my educational career there has been a heavy focus on Math and English which is what my teachers always have seen as important within ones education. I too agree that with today’s rapid technological growth it is easy to see web model 3 come into play. I believe these positive changes will better our education system greatly.

    Nicole Haba (@EM203NicoleHaba)

    March 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

  189. I enjoyed reading this article. It is absolutely relatable and it is evident that the education system is diverging from Education 1.0 and adopting Eduction 2.0. What caught my eye was the new paradigm model chart in Education 3.0 – it is really interesting to note that this is found anywhere, and everywhere! You learn something new every day just by simply talking to someone.

  190. That was a great read and a concept I hadn’t explicitly thought of before but I can agree with the points discussed. Academic education has still very much been Education 1.0 for the past 100+ within schools and university, although only very recently there has been a small notion of change towards Education 2.0. However, this is still very much a prototype concept in real world applications and is not the norm yet. While the advancement of technology will definitely aid us in advancing towards Education 3.0 and its benefits, I believe that the political restrictions of trying to conform education standards to other countries will definitely prolong the time required to get to this step.

    Upkar Nagra

    March 16, 2018 at 8:32 pm

  191. Great read, I find it quite interesting to read. As a mother of 3 children, two school-aged (a girl, 9 and a boy, 7) I see the benefits of adapting web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 within schools. My daughter as many would say is a “typical girl” she can sit in a classroom, be fed information from the teacher, do her work independently or in a small group and get an A on a test. Whereas my boy (age 7) would benefit so much more from a school that adopted an Ed 3.0 learning space. He loves to learn, he loves to explore, and use the world around him to ask questions and find answers. He hates sitting at a desk being talked at by a teacher and then having to regurgitate the information in a different context. He doesn’t do well on “tests” and he will never be an A+ student because he doesn’t learn the way he is expected to learn in this type of Ed 1.0 classroom. Education is a tricky subject, with so many different types of learners it’s so difficult to say which way of learning is best but I appreciate the thoughts, diagrams and information put into this article. Thanks!

  192. What a great read! Until now I had not really thought about how much education is stuck in Web 1.0. So much of our academic progress involves teaching to standardized tests and scoring well on them. I did not get to use technology like blogs to communicate with my peers until well into my high school education. I still do not get to do this in many university classes, as most of them involve multiple choice testing based on internet and textbook readings. I think now is the time more than ever to incorporate technology and more student involved teaching and learning as the world becomes more connected.

  193. I very much enjoyed reading your post! Growing up in high school and elementary school learning with technology was mostly Web 1.0. Now as the digital age is beginning to become more advanced, Web 2.0 is present and quickly changing but we really should be preparing schools with web 3.0 as I believe we are going to experience such a huge turnover in regards to technology.

    Seagram Hull EM203

    March 18, 2018 at 1:35 pm

  194. This was a very interesting blog to read! It is definitely evident that most schools adopt an Education 1.0 model. I experienced Education 1.0 when I was in elementary school, and it focuses on math, science, history, and English. However, I believe that Education 3.0 would be the most beneficial to students receiving education. Education 3.0 would ensure that the students would find the concepts and curriculum interest which would result to being fully engaged. Also, it incorporates a lot of collaboration between students and teachers, and gives both the teachers and students more freedom within the school and classroom.

    Jiawei Mu (@muxx0330)

    March 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm

  195. Very interesting read! This article serves as a great reminder to reflect on the state of our education system and where it can be changed and improved for the better. I was not very aware of the 2.0 and 3.0 approaches to the web and education as I was to the 1.0 concept. In my opinion, it is fairly evident that the vast majority of content we are presented with in an educational setting and context is still be delivered in a 1.0 style, when we should be shifting our focus to 2.0 and 3.0 efforts. While we are slowly seeing this shift, it would greatly enhance and increase the effectiveness of our education if this shift was made sooner and greater efforts were made to make it more widespread.

  196. I enjoyed how this blog post explicitly structures the 3 phases of education. It is very clear that our education system has not been developing nearly as fast as it should be, especially when compared to the development of technology and the Web. The Web has given us so many more mediums and options to learn from and if the education system doesn’t develop, it will fail to take advantage of all these technological benefits. Unlike previous generations, students now have access to so much information online that it only makes sense to structure teaching and school curriculums differently to adapt to this phenomenon.

    EM203JRan (@EM203Jran)

    March 18, 2018 at 7:56 pm

  197. I really appreciated the distinction provided in this blog post between the 3 approaches to the web. I could not agree more that the current 1.0 state that is being implemented in education now is ineffective and leaves much room to inactive participation on behalf of students. I believe the 1.0 model is largely related to the idea of standardization whereas the 3.0 model allows for customization. I am eager to see how education will shift towards the 3.0 model in the years to come.


    March 19, 2018 at 2:37 pm

  198. I enjoyed how interesting this read was! It allowed me to critically analyze the education system by seeing the three different pillars of information regarding the phases of education. I was more aware of the approach Web 1.0, than Web 2.0 and 3.0. With this being said, I am exposed to Web 1.0 style within an educational framework because it’s the easiest way to consume knowledge. Web 2.0 and 3.0 are more interactive and multidimensional allowing its users to interact with more communication channels. The Web has a very large agency and is developing at a vast pace. Correspondingly, the growth of new generations and their adaptation to technology allowing an overwhelming amount of information. Thus, this has shaped the education system and all elements within this social institution.

    Lauren Machtinger

    March 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm

  199. After reading this article, it was very interesting to gain knowledge on Education 1.0,2.0 and 3.0. I believe that Education 2.0 and 3.0 is the most effective way for students in this day in age. Technology is being incorporated vastly into almost everything that we do now and is becoming the easiest way for students to comprehend things and make a learning environment more comfortable for them.


    March 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

  200. With new information becoming available every day through the internet, the 3.0 approach seems like the perfect solution to aging curriculum and teaching methods! In my opinion, the use of the web would be more interesting to today’s students, having grown up using this technology. Further, the use of the internet can appeal to a variety of learning styles, with many different information mediums to suit individual needs. Though the shift from 1.0 may be a slow one, it will be well worth the challenges presented by such a drastic change.

    Morgan Altman

    March 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm

  201. I really enjoyed reading this article and agree with the points talked about! The education system is still education 1.0 although there has been discussion about moving to 2.0. The rapid advancement of technology will be the driver to the move to education 3.0. I believe with how technology is developing and the benefits of it, education 3.0 would greatly enhance the education system and will soon be the norm.

  202. Very interesting read in the article! Looking back on my previous education, it is evident that I only experienced Web 1.0 learning. The “read only” consume knowledge approach is the only way used in many educational systems, in turn, harming many students. Many students do not learn through simple consumption, but rather interaction. I am thankful that in the university setting, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 is learning is much more evident. For example, the use of Web 2.0 through two-way communication and constructing knowledge through collaborative tools has seen fruitful result in many courses I have taken.

    Justin Lam (EM203justinlam)

    March 20, 2018 at 1:38 am

  203. This article was very enjoyable to read. Plus I agree that in today’s day & age and with all our advancements we should be at 3.0, unfortunately we -the educational system is still at a 1.0. But before we know it, we will look back and think of all the gains we have made and we will never look back. Technology is the way of the world.

    Francesca Trombetta

    March 20, 2018 at 3:32 am

  204. I really enjoyed reading your post! I found it interesting to learn that many educators are stuck in Web 1.0 because I primarily grew up in an area where all the schools had adopted a Web 2.0 teaching style and I believe they will be able to easily integrate into Web 3.0. There are so many tools that the Web makes available and adaptive for students to use and it would be in the best interests for both the teachers and students to make sure they are taking a full advantage of these tools by integrating Web 3.0. In the future, I hope to see a subsidization in poor-er communities so that they are not missing out on the contexts of Web 3.0


    March 20, 2018 at 3:48 am

  205. This was a really interesting blog post to read. As a future educator, I enjoy seeing things from a different perspective. I would love to see a transition into Education 3.0, however I feel that it will be a difficult step to make. It will require much more than one teacher’s efforts. It will require collaboration between students, parents, teachers, school board executives, and the government. It would also be interesting to see a shift to Education 3.0 within the post-secondary, where it is traditionally Education 1.0 with very minimal use of Education 2.0.


    March 20, 2018 at 7:24 pm

  206. I think that this post really expresses the potential for improving the educational system. I think that form the time it was written, to present day (2018) the educational world, at least in first world countries, has already drastically changed and continues to evolve alongside the technological world. Perhaps we are not quite at Education 3.0, but I do not think it will be much longer before we get to this ideal. Communities that are still developing other basic forms of education may even skip steps and become connected and cross functional from the start


    March 20, 2018 at 8:07 pm

  207. Interesting read! I agree that most teachers tend to stick to the Web 1.0 version of teaching. I think this is because it is how they may be taught how to teach students, as well as drawing from their own experience because that’s how they learned when in school as well. When I think back to how I was taught in elementary school, and even in some of my lectures now in university, a lot is based on the Web 1.0 format. I know my brother struggles being taught this way, and would have benefited a lot more from a Web 3.0 style of teaching because it allows for students to pursue their own interests within a subject. For example, I remember when in elementary school, he was really interested when learning about the different aspects of the body with the skeleton and muscles etc. but he was completely bored by ecosystems. Both are a part of the science curriculum, but two very different topics. Had the Web 3.0 style been used, there could have been a much more collaborative way to have the students teach each other the concepts that they were interested in, rather than running through a boring lecture style of teaching.

  208. This was a really interesting post! It is interesting to see how education went from Web 1.0 to 2.0 and now 3.0. I think web 3.0 is very advanced compared to Web 1.0 and can be more beneficial to students. It is sad that there are some people still set on the 1.0 system which I do not think will help in learning as it is a “read only” and consume knowledge, which does not accommodate every students style of learning. Web 3.0 is a great way to incorporate different learning styles and enhance learning as it is not just limited to what the teachers are saying but uses computer applications and computer generated knowledge and data analytics.

    Sharon Youkhana (EM203)

    March 20, 2018 at 8:38 pm

  209. This was a very interesting article! It highlighted some of the key points about Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. It is true that the school systems tend to focus more on Web 1.0 kind of learning and we need to incorporate all three types of learning to ensure a student is getting the most out of their education. Every student learns in a different way. Sometimes, I learn better when I learn from my peers in comparison to the teacher teaching. By incorporating all styles of learning, it will enhance a student’s experience by being more engaging.

    Tharsika Thanabalasingam (EM203)

    March 21, 2018 at 12:17 am

  210. Very interesting article! I totally agree with the fact that teachers still stick to Web 1.0 version of teaching rather than doing Web 2.0 and doing Web 3.0 for the future. Web 1.0 in my eyes is not a bad method of teaching at all however, the way technology has taken over in our world, it is hard to stick to the same method of teaching as there so many opportunities for students to get a head start for their future. However, I still think we’re a long way from actually using Web 3.0 style of learning because not a lot of students can adapt to it.


    March 21, 2018 at 2:05 am

  211. Great read and very interesting post! As a university student, I can agree that majority of my classes are currently following an Web 1.0 method of teaching. A portion of my Professors operate in a Web 2.0 format, giving them an advantage in evolving to 3.0. As technology is evolving and the internet is playing a prominent role in society, I believe adopting a 3.0 teaching style would be very beneficial for students. Allowing students to learn at their own pace, while having technology to assist them with tricky concepts would not only change the way teachers teach, but change the way individuals learn and take in new information.

    Hannah Roberge (@EM203hroberge)

    March 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm

  212. Great read. Unfortunately, educations seem stuck at the 1.0 method of teaching, when ideally, 2.0 should have been the norm for quite some time, moving on to 3.0. With technology evolving so fast, it seems as if a sudden switch to 2.0 or even 3.0 in the future will be very difficult. Once this becomes possible, I believe students will have much better eductions, while teachers will have a much better, more effective way of teaching.

    Eric Sepiashvili

    March 27, 2018 at 8:56 pm

  213. Interesting article. While I agree that Education 3.0 is a more collaborative, modern and well-rounded approach, I am interested more in how Education 3.0 would be implemented since we are so stuck in Education 1.0. What would the costs be like? Would we retrain staff? How much more staff would be hired – or fired? Would this completely wipe out everything involving Education 1.0? Personally, I do not believe that Education 1.0 should discontinue as I find this method for learning better for certain topics. I enjoyed learning about Education 3.0 in this article, but I don’t think it should be the only/most dominant method of learning.

    • Thanks for your response – the problem is that most of K-16 education is taught via pedagogical, education 1.0 principles when lots of folks, especially young people, are using education 3.0 learning strategies. When they want to learn something, they come up with their own learning goals and find the resources, often Youtube, web tutorials, and social media, to do so. If you are interested, search my blog posts for Education 3.0 where I do discuss where education 1.0 is appropriate, e.g., learning procedural knowledge like first aid.

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      April 1, 2018 at 9:02 pm

  214. Interesting article! I often find myself using Education 3.0 learning strategies while most of my classes are using Education 1.0 or Education 2.0 methods of teaching. I believe that in the next 5-10 years, education 3.0 will be much more prevalent than it is today. The idea of having the teacher as a guide in Education 3.0 would be extremely helpful and much more engaging than standing in front of the room and telling us how, when, and where to do our learning. I often find myself forgetting all that I’ve learned because I was focused on memorizing as much information to do well on the final rather than absorbing the information and understanding its importance.

    Dragana Vujovic EM203

    November 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm

  215. Great concise points on where we were in 2013 and where we could have been. It is clear that 5 years later we have made great advances towards education 2.0 there is more technology and collaboration in the classroom. How would you suggest we move into education 3.0, it’s possible and we should strive for it but i am unclear how you would suggest shifting our curriculum to accommodate for this change.

    Ziv Shemesh (EM203)

    November 15, 2018 at 3:37 pm

  216. This was a very interesting read, especially since I am able to relate it back to my education process. Though I believe education still has a long way to go I can see it is slowly starting to evolve. For example, most of my elementary school experience was at Education 1.0, as I moved into high-school I saw some aspects of Education 2.0 and now in university I see that Education 2.0 evolving even more! Hopefully Education 2.0 and 3.0 will start being integrated in the educational experience at a lower level like elementary schools.

    Agata Karpinski (@EM203akarpinski)

    November 15, 2018 at 6:09 pm

  217. Interesting points. I find myself conflicted between Education 1.0 and 2.0. However, I find that 3.0 would be the most difficult to keep under control when teaching younger children. I believe that Education 1.0 provides the necessary construct of teacher teaching student; however, at times I find it beneficial for the child to have small amounts of peer discussion/ teaching amongst themselves.

    Ruth Aruliah

    November 15, 2018 at 7:09 pm

  218. A great read. Education 3.0 should really be where educational institutions should be nowadays in order to maximize the growth and abilities of the learner. I find that resistance to change is our greatest barrier. To move beyond traditional and well-placed methods of Education 1.0 and to implement Education 3.0 would be costly. Schools are simply restricted by budget to implement new technology in classrooms, retrain teachers, or have the guts to make such a big leap into digital change. While Education 3.0 is most appropriate for learning in the 21st century, like many other readers, I too believe that there should be a hybrid of Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. Exposure to different modes of education is also a learning experience in itself.

    Janet Wong (@EM203JWong)

    November 15, 2018 at 7:15 pm

  219. Interesting article! It’s funny to see these suggestions that were made 5 years ago, yet the education system is still somewhat the same – 2.0. I agree with Chelsea P above, in that Education 1.0 may be better when teaching certain topics, such as procedural knowledge that Jackie mentioned. Adopting the 3.0 education model will hopefully be more implemented into elementary schools very soon.

    Taylor F

    November 16, 2018 at 2:12 am

  220. Growing up and attending primary school and high school learning with technology was mostly Web 1.0. Now as the digital age is beginning to become more advanced, Web 2.0 is present and quickly changing but we really should be preparing schools with web 3.0 as I believe we are going to experience such a huge turnover in regards to technology.

    Tehseen Rana (@em203trana)

    November 16, 2018 at 3:13 am

  221. This is a great overview of Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. I agree on many of your points pertaining to the slow speed of the educational system to adapt to the changing social world. Although it may be important to move to Education 3.0, I believe that a mix of all three may even lead to better learning. From my understanding of Education 3.0, it seems as though this method allows for a lot of freedom for the student. I think this may pose as a problem as sometimes a clear direction in learning is required. Thus, implementing the ‘strict’ aspects of Education 1.0 and some of the more ‘free’ aspects of Education 3.0 may lead to better learning.


    November 16, 2018 at 7:48 pm

  222. Great read, especially being a student myself. All my life I have only been introduced to Web 1.0 type of learning but I believe now things are beginning to evolve, leading to a Web 3.0. I cannot wait to see a change in curriculum by the time I eventually have kids and send them to school!

    iz (@izzy_seguin)

    November 16, 2018 at 8:29 pm

  223. This was a very interesting read! The future of education should definitely utilize these education 3.0 learning strategies more readily. I personally believe that education 3.0 should be used together with 2.0 and 1.0 strategies to dig deeper into a topic and expand knowledge. I know from my own experience, I would learn about a topic taught in class and if I was interested in finding out more, I would turn to youtube and reddit to find out more information and public opinion about the topic.

    Ross Clausi

    November 16, 2018 at 11:51 pm

  224. Really interesting to look at how learning has evolved in terms of the different types of education. I personally have seen an active change from education 1.0 to 2.0 as I have grown older and am now looking at a changing learning environment into education 3.0. I think the evolution from education 1.0 to education 2.0 was the greatest change since it allowed users to communicate their ideas to one another in terms of comments and social media and other means of communication. The evolution from education 2.0 to 3.0 seems that it has just upgraded the way we communicate in terms of being able to use more widgets to better communicate those ideas, which is certainly an important change but not as significant from education 1.0 to 2.0.

    EM203 Caddo

    November 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm

  225. This was an interesting post. I believe that our education system is slowly starting to move towards Education 3.0, and implement it more in the daily lives of children.
    From my personal experience, I have been taught in all three educations systems (1.0, 2.0, and 3.0), and have found the most success in the Education 3.0 system. I have really enjoyed consistently making connections as I was learning, using social media to connect with others and exchange our ideas, and building relationships with teachers that facilitated two way exchanges, in which they also learned.
    I really do believe that Education 3.0 is the future of learning, and that every school should take the steps necessary to implement it.


    November 17, 2018 at 6:54 pm

  226. With today’s classrooms following a Web 1.0 approach, I definitely believe the educational system should adopt learning strategies from Web 3.0. With a generation that heavily relies on the Internet and social media platforms, it is ever so important to expand the knowledge base to one that is relevant and useful to the current and future society. The education system should expose different modes of learning methods and stray away from traditional pedagogy! Very insightful information, great read!

    Janice Rhee

    November 17, 2018 at 7:50 pm

  227. Very informative article! It’s somewhat concerning in my opinion to think that despite this article being written 5 years ago, and technology gaining a significantly more prominent foothold in our everyday lives, the educational system in many school systems is still based around Eduction 1.0. I would love to know what the biggest roadblocks to further adoption of 2.0 and 3.0 systems are, and within what sort of timeline we could expect to see a universally-adopted paradigm shift in schools across the world.

    Russell Blain (@EM203Blain)

    November 17, 2018 at 8:01 pm

  228. I definitely agree with incorporating Education 3.0 learning strategies because of this ever-changing and digital world. This would enhance the learning of students but I just don’t know how this would tangibly be incorporated into education systems and the logistics behind it all since it is evident that we are still in the web 1.0 era.

    EM203 - Olivia Chan

    November 17, 2018 at 9:07 pm

  229. Increasing use of information technologies in daily life and for social purposes really resonates with me, as a student who uses digital tools for classes, and to gain knowledge and information, as well as social situations such as instagram, facebook and twitter allow such a vast array of knowledge and information. Social media has replaced news outlets for me.


    November 17, 2018 at 9:17 pm

  230. This article was very insightful! I hadn’t thought of comparing educational learning with the world wide web and its functionality; this read proved that the two really are comparable. I know that I grew up in the Education 1.0 world in which I would show up to class with a notebook and would write down what the teacher put on the chalkboard – and this was the expectation of every student. There would be a test a few weeks later that was a regurgitation of the information I had written from the board…but I hadn’t ever thought there was anything wrong with this learning method at the time! I’m sure many of us could agree that technology and the way we learn has changed vastly today, and this is important for the education system to take into consideration when in the classroom. This article introduced Education 2.0 and 3.0 to me, whereby Education 2.0 should be something that is just simply seen in classes, but Education 3.0 is where education really should be – with students taking an active participation in their learning. I can certainly agree that, while I don’t think we should depend too much on technology, it is important for teachers to understand their students and what interests them, as that will have a major impact on the outcome of their learning. Thank you for opening up this perspective!

  231. This was a great read! Growing up in public school I feel that educators mainly focused on web 1.0 to deliver information from various sources to students with the goal of students being able to regurgitate their new found knowledge. However I have noticed in university that professors are implementing web 2.0 into their curriculum and teachings by allowing students to collaborate and learn from one another by using various tools such as google docs, wiki pages and class discussion forums. I am intrigued by web 3.0 and strongly agree that this is something that needs to be implemented into the education sector. This allows students to partake in continuous “all-the-time” learning and allows them to become more engaged with the topics at hand. Now is the time to implement web 3.0 and improve how education is delivered to students.

    Isabel Oseli

    November 18, 2018 at 2:24 am

  232. I agree with the blog as well! We can already see the shift in learning and education from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and Web 3.0. However, I do believe that it does depend on various factors in determining which educational facilities are able to implement the technology needed to keep up with the future of learning. In the early web, we were able to search for information and read it and there was not many opportunities to interact or generate any content. However, over time we are able to see that we can read and write, as well as interact with other users and this let us to create beneficial content. Finally, we are able to witness the “read, write, execute” stage as applications are able to speak to one another and interpret information for us. We should focus on creating a classroom that allows us to use dynamic learning overall!

    Mahad Pall (@EM203MPall)

    November 18, 2018 at 4:17 am

  233. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post! Reflecting back on my educational years, I found that I began with using Education 1.0, then moved onto 2.0. I have yet to see and experience 3.0 but I believe in the future this concept will be introduced and will lead to captivating learning. I believe that with a mix of all three, the system could be really effective.

    EM203HarsimratHeer (@Em203H)

    November 18, 2018 at 6:48 am

  234. I found this blog extremely interesting! I loved the idea of shifting from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. As a student, I absolutely see that these shifts are very relevant to the education system today. In my elementary school days, Web 1.0 was definitely king – all the teachers used this approach. However, in university – and especially in this course – Web 2.0 is being used most! I have yet to see Web 3.0 implemented, but it is definitely interesting to consider. So interesting to think about what will happen in the future!

  235. This was a very interesting post! I agree with this blog as in high school we were taught in Web 1.0 format. The classroom was was very traditional and we learned in a structured format. In university I began learning in a Web 2.0 format. I learn in many interactive classrooms where you are able to discuss with the class and teacher, and we have many online learning exercises to solidify our knowledge. In EM203 we learn in a Web 3.0 format. Content and lessons are freely and readily available and we learn across a variety of disciplines. I believe that Web 2.0 and 3.0 are the most effective learning techniques as you are able to personalize your learning to what suits you best.

    Emma Rowatt (@em203erowatt)

    November 18, 2018 at 6:08 pm

  236. I completely agree with the ideas presented in this blog! Reflecting on my own school experience growing up, it was very much Web 1.0 based. This only provided the opportunity for a particular type of student to excel and if you ask me now how much of the information I retained from these years, it would be very minimal. I think through focusing on a more Web 3.0 based education we will be harnessing the benefits of connectivism and not only ensuring that learning is constantly evolving and located everywhere, but also that the information we learn is retained. As a society we will become more knowledgeable and be able to grow as individuals.

    EM203avlahos (@em203avlahos)

    November 18, 2018 at 9:01 pm

  237. This is a great article! The connections made between evolutions of the Internet and education are very interesting. In elementary school, I experienced learning through Education 1.0. Education 1.0 is not my preferred method of education because I am not able to engage with the content; this one-way approach to learning is not very effective. Throughout university, I have experienced Education 2.0. Similar to what is said in the blog post, I find this form of education to be much more collaborative and therefore more engaging. Considering the exponential improvement from Education 1.0 to Education 2.0, I am excited to see how Education 3.0 is implemented over the next few years. The notion of collaboration will certainly improve our learning overall. Although, I am curious to see if people take advantage of all that Education 3.0 has to offer.

    Carly Gardner (@EM203CGardner)

    November 19, 2018 at 2:35 am

  238. This was a very intriguing article! I find the evolution of education through implementing an increasing amount of Internet usage interesting. Education 1.0 is something that I experienced in elementary school, and most of high school. This type of education is, in my opinion, disadvantageous because of the lack of collaboration that it encompasses. Education 2.0 is what I have been experiencing in my university career thus far. There are online elements in every course at Laurier; MLS. Lastly, Education 3.0 is what the education sphere is working towards. I believe that EM203 is a great example of Education 3.0. We are encouraged to collaborate through many different means, use different online platforms for research, and have options to be creative in our learning. I wonder how more courses at Laurier, including those that require more of an Education 1.0 approach, such as calculus and various math and finance courses can work towards implementing an Education 3.0 approach.

    Alexa Chartchenko (@EM203AChartchen)

    November 19, 2018 at 6:41 pm

  239. I believe that we need to do a better job of adapting the Education 3.0 learning strategies due to the constantly changing digital world. I feel that most schools are outdated technologically and have a great deal of catching up to do with the standards of today. Technology is such an important factor in today’s society and I think that it is imperative we have the best technology in the schools as these are the kids who will be leading the next generation.

    Eronmosele Okotako (@EM203Eron)

    November 19, 2018 at 7:56 pm

  240. Its crazy being part of the generation that got to experience these shifts of learning. The development of the web has been tremendous and has made a big difference in education as explained in the article. The increased collaboration is the biggest difference in learning and I think it was a huge improvement. Education 1.0 is not for everyone since each person has their own way of learning and is not nearly as effective as education 2.0. It is better to be actively involved in learning rather than passively listening to a teacher.

    Nick Roy (@EM203NROY)

    November 19, 2018 at 9:42 pm

  241. This article very clearly highlights a similar experience I had through my experience in school! In regards to Web 1.0, I find that it’s a very restrictive, one-way approach at learning and I find that It never really clicked with my preferred method of learning. I would much rather a Web 3.0 approach at learning because not only is it more relevant to our society, but it breaks down the boundaries and allows individuals to freely and collaboratively learn in a more engaging way. I personally prefer this learning style because it improves my overall classroom experience through collaboration, and a free and fast availability of content. Web 3.0 can be closely tied with the emergence of technology and social media and I am hopeful and excited for further implementation of it!

  242. This article illustrates how education has evolved over the years. It shows how the education system was primarily focused on providing knowledge to students through a one-way communication medium. It showed that all students must only listen and connect with education through one medium, which was the teacher, and all other mediums should not be used. This was the case when I was in pre-school, where I was only taught to listen to the teachers and focus on what is being taught compared to working in collaboration with my peers and having a more thorough understanding of the information being taught. As time progressed, Web 2.0 teaching mediums became more popular as this was the method that I was using upon entering lower elementary classrooms.

    For my middle schools years, I attended a Montessori school, where there was more hands-on learning. The students took a more collaborative effort of learning the knowledge being taught, by challenging one another’s understanding and seeing how classroom theories can be related to real-world practical applications. This type of learning was also used through my high school career, where I was constantly being placed in groups to learn and apply the theories being taught during lecture. Now, web 3.0 education tools are becoming more popular and have also been used throughout my university career. These education tools give a student access to a number of resources that will help in increasing their understanding of specific topics. The students will have access to experts, having diverse thinking minds, social networking platforms, and be able to learn as producers and/or connection makers. Overall, I look forward to seeing how the education curriculum will change in the near future and further improvements that will come from web 3.0 technology.

    Angad Puri

    November 19, 2018 at 9:59 pm

  243. I really enjoyed reading this article and found that it explained Education 1.0 2.0 and 3.0 in a perfect amount of detail. The images were also very helpful, and made the article more intriguing. However, a main concern of mine is how we will manage to change from 1.0 to 3.0. Many teachers who were taught their education are reluctant to learn a new form of technology and way of teaching. I also think that millennials and technology are portrayed as a negative combination. There definitely needs to be more awareness raised about the positive collaboration that technology can bring to a learning environment.

    Sonya Bisol

    November 20, 2018 at 12:12 am

  244. What an interesting article! From my own experience in elementary and high school, my learning was very much experienced through the Education 1.0 model where no other perspectives on the information presented were engaged in. This was obviously very ineffective because, as you have highlighted, students are consumers and simply receptacles of knowledge. In my university career, I have been able to experience some of my learning in an Education 2.0 model. I think Education 3.0 would be very interesting to see in collaboration with both Education 1.0 and 2.0 models. Knowledge should be built in a way where both teachers and students are co-constructors and continuing to engage in the learning process collaboratively.

    EM203AlcinaCar (@CarEm203)

    November 20, 2018 at 12:28 am

  245. This was a great read! While I was reading this article, I was able to make connections when I was younger in school and the various ways of teaching and how teaching and learning has evolved, the change from Web 1.0, to Web 2.0, and now to Web 3.0. I think that it is important that the learners are the main source of creation and connection as they are the ones who are essentially taking everything in and applying their knowledge later. It will be interesting to see if there will be a change in Web 3.0 and a possible Web 4.0 in the near future?

    Anastasia Smith (@EM203Anastasia)

    November 20, 2018 at 12:56 am

  246. I really enjoyed this article. I think it is important to recognize how much education has been able to evolve and grow throughout time because of the expansion of resources and tools available on the internet. In my school, I experienced a education 2.0 system. Throughout high school I was exposed to a large amount of collaborative learning and group assignments in order to enhance my learning. As well, we utilized the internet for research and to complete online discussions. I feel this is an effective form of teaching, but I feel the more traditional learning 1 on 1 can be effective in classes that demand memorization and greater understanding.

    emma (@EM203ewells)

    November 20, 2018 at 1:17 am

  247. This article provides a great summary of the 3 types of the interactive web. I agree from the authors perspective in that most schools are still doing education 1.0 while talking about doing education 2.0. However, over the years, i have seen the change in our education system and its move towards education 2.0 by trying to use more chat and interactive features between students on classroom websites.


    November 20, 2018 at 2:03 am

  248. I thought this article was extremely informative! It is amazing to take a step back and look at the effect technology is having on our education system. Considering how quickly it changes and is emerged in our everyday lives, schools are only slowly continuing to implement it. I remember back when I was in middle school, a large portion of my learning was focused on Education 1.0. It was all textbook based in a classroom setting, and all you learned was whatever the teacher had told you that day. However, the higher up I got in my education, the more I started to rely on Education 2.0 and 3.0. A lot of the learning I do in school requires collaboration, a large network of resources, and diversity outside of the classroom. Taking all of this into consideration, I believe Education 3.0 is the most effective for my personal style of learning. I look forward to seeing how our education system evolves in the years to come.

    Josie Zigante (@EM203josiezigante)

    November 20, 2018 at 2:05 am

  249. You have done a great job explaining the different type of education models. Expanding to Web 3.0 looks like where education should be heading but I believe this may be difficult as the abundance of information provided by the web may be demotivating for students to learn. How can one measure the amount of information they have truly learned in a Web 3.0 model?

    Jerina P (EM203)

    November 20, 2018 at 3:12 am

  250. This article was very interesting as it shows where we are in the educating world and where we could be. I definitely think I have engaged in Education 1.0 and 2.0 in elementary school and university. However, I have taken a few courses in my undergraduate that have allowed me to work on Education 3.0 such as my entrepreneur class ENTR 300 which allows me to work in any environment and interact with any forums of teaching. I think these open network ultimately encourage students to be more innovative if they are able to express themselves and learn in create ways instead of being told to memorize and regurgitate facts. 3.0 Education definitely sounds like something that should be incorporated into classrooms of younger students to fuel imagination, encourage creativity and to develop problem solving skills.

  251. This is one of the best blog posts I have ever read especially since I can connect to this on a personal level and I understand the effects of this topic. The standard Web 1.0 based way of learning is the most popular way of learning in todays education system, but it’s also the most obsolete. Growing up with the Web 1.0 method I realized it never helped me learn, instead it motivated me to find shortcuts so I could achieve the highest mark possible. Going through the EM203 course I realize how much more effective and forward the Web 2.0 and 3.0 based education methods are towards building student interest. It should be exciting to see the development and wide spread growth of the Web 3.0 method. Of course, I also believe that their are other variables at play such as the type of work which play a factor in the effectiveness of the learning method.

  252. I really enjoyed reading the article, as I thought it was really insightful. I agree with the main point of this article as I do believe all current education systems are implementing education 1.0 and should be moving towards implementing education 3.0 opposed to spending resources implementing education 2.0. From my personal experience, some schools are currently implementing certain aspects of education 3.0. My elementary school used an education technology known as, “Moodle,” which implemented some social media aspects to the educational environment. In conclusion, I do believe that many current education systems are running on education 1.0 and experimenting and devoting resources to further develop and implement education 3.0.

  253. This is very well written. The connections made between our Internet today and how it has evolved – alongside education is spectacular. I believe that Education 3.0 is where education should stand as it allows for individual participation among the course of learning. As much as I believe the Internet is a great tool for research, I don’t think we should depend on it daily. We as individuals help each other grow and having an authority figure such as an educator in a classroom setting places emphasis on the importance of education. I sometimes feel that all children do in classrooms is read and watch videos online, whereas the educator should be the one delivering the information. Overall the information here are rather significant to me since Internet is heavily used, and as a student, I am part of it all.

    Laura Boboc

    November 20, 2018 at 5:05 am

  254. This article is really eye opening! When reflecting on my education the evolution from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0 is really evident. Growing up, elementary school leading up to middle school was similar to Education 1.0 where achievement tests was the only means of evaluating process and we would sit in rows and be taught. I agree that Education 1.0 is a one way process but learning should be an interactive process. As technology became more available to students, the integration of collaboration, project and inquiry based assignments became prominent though shared wikis, blogs and other social networking in the classroom. Now, as an university student in the digital age Education 3.0 is a correct description of a classroom. Students are realizing they are constructivists and play a large role as creator of knowledge!

    EM203Pnaik (@EM203Pnaik)

    November 20, 2018 at 5:21 am

  255. This is a great article! I have experienced the shift from a Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 approach in my own education. I witnessed the Web 1.0 form of teaching and learning in elementary school. My classes were very structured and consisted mainly of one-way communication from my teachers to the students. Transitioning into university, I have experienced a more interactive approach to learning that aligns with a Web 2.0 style. In lectures we are regularly encouraged to engage in conversations with our peers about the subjects we are learning. Although I have not yet experienced a Web 3.0 approach to learning in my own educational, and am unlikely to in the final years of my program, I am excited to observe the impacts of this new approach on future generations.

    Erin Schilstra (@EM203ErinS)

    November 20, 2018 at 5:25 am

  256. Throughout school I mostly had to use Web 1.0 learning but now I have definitely engaged in more 2.0 learning. However, I’m looking forward to Web 3.0 education and try to learning more about it and have it help me in my own learning.

    Zipporah van Oldenbarneveld

    November 20, 2018 at 7:14 am

  257. Great article! I definitely think as we progress to a more advanced learning style we see the vast improvements of technology and how we learn and I think that is key because as we continue to use technology for learning it shows us how interactive learning has become and it’s amazing since during high school we have experienced Web/Education 1.0 and then now it has become a 2.0 type of learning environment. I’m very interested in seeing if in the future Web/Education 3.0 will occur and what that would be like.

    EM203stedja (@em203stedja)

    November 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm

  258. Although it would be fantastic that at some point we can get to a learning environment in school that follows the basis for education 3.0, I believe we must first perfect the use of education 2.0. I still believe that we are in a stage of transition from 1.0 to 2.0, and that includes educating new and current teachers of benefits and proper use of education 2.0. There are still teachers stuck in education 1.0. Just like Web 3.0, education 3.0 must be built off the fundamentals of the previous, and use improved and more knowledgeable resources that develope over time.

    Yanni Taxidis

    November 20, 2018 at 4:26 pm

  259. I definitely agree with many of the points this article brings up. I feel as thought education 1.0 has become outdated, however we are still stuck on old ways and traditions. Education 3.0 is a great learning system being it has been improved, it’s innovative, and it’s interactive. It creates a more interesting learning environment which I think students would benefit greatly from.


    November 20, 2018 at 6:06 pm

  260. Very interesting article, and very informative! I recognized that I definitely had more of Web 1.0 experience throughout elementary school, a Web 2.0 experience in high school, and am experiencing a Web 3.0 experience in university. I feel that i’m gaining much more knowledge and feel that I am truly taking a part in my learning through Web 3.0 education.

  261. I think this article is very informative and gives an interesting insight on how the world wide web as we know it today was developed. Over time, we can see how schools have changed their methods of teaching in order to keep up with modern trends. In my previous schooling experience, I notice similarities between my education and the factors present in Web 1.0. A direct conversation meant to stimulate the discussion of a topic with little to no research available on hand, spoken directly with the teacher and very little flexibility. As my school career progressed, approximately around the time I started attending high school, I noticed a shift towards characteristics represented by Web 2.0. Currently, I believe that education should be headed towards Web/Education 3.0 in order to help everyone find their niche, which will positively translate in their learning. By decentralizing the modern education system we are going to be able to discover new things faster than ever before, and share them in brand new ways.

    Naor Rom (@em203Nrom)

    November 20, 2018 at 9:21 pm

  262. This article was a great read! During my early education, the focus was definitely on a 1.0 type of learning. As I proceeded through high-school, I noticed a huge change, as my teachers started to lean towards more of a 2.0 type of learning. Even though I have never personally experienced 3.0 learning, I believe that it will be implemented in many places. I am excited to see where this learning style will take us in the future!

  263. Amazing article!! Education today has moved from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 which allows us to interact with one another and with a website and help share and edit our work online. I am really interested in seeing how Web 3.0 will change our education system.

    Akshat Soni

    November 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm

  264. After reading this article I found it very informative and eye opening, it brought up some very good facts and taught me some things too! Back in elementary school everything was focused and taught around Education 1.0. A teacher, standing in front of the class, taught everything while the students took notes. Eventually, the older I got the more Education 2.0 and Education 3.0 was being used in my daily life. It no longer was enough to just listen to the teacher, I now do my own research on a large network of resources and I collaborate with my classmates frequently.


    November 20, 2018 at 10:01 pm

  265. Very interesting! Education 1.0 seems to be what I’ve experienced throughout elementary and high-school. We were expected to listen to lectures, do assignments, memorize and then regurgitate information on a standardized test. Now, in university it is somewhat the same but, education 2.0 is becoming more apparent by collaborating with others, using web tools, and participating in project based learning. I’m looking forward to the implementation of education 3.0 and experiencing the affects it has on academic performance.

    Subana Shahbaz (@EM203SShahbaz)

    November 20, 2018 at 10:37 pm

  266. This was a very interesting article. It was interesting to learn that many institutions are unwilling to embrace and adapt to education 2.0 and 3.0. Due to the level of engagement for the students in these types of learning environments, you would think that more teachers would be willing to embrace it.

    Heather EM203

    November 20, 2018 at 11:01 pm

  267. It is interesting to read about the shift in education methods. I experienced education 1.0 for most of my schooling but recently education 2.0 and 3.0 are becoming more common. I think is it beneficial for students to have education 3.0 teaching because it expands the learning and takes advantage of the wide technology available today. I think the old methods of education 1.0 limit knowledge compared to education 2.0 and 3.0 which expand learning to many different channels than simply just a teacher standing in front of a class.

    EM203raegan (@em203raegan)

    November 21, 2018 at 12:08 am

  268. This is a great article. I have been experiencing Education 1.0 from elementary school to university. I find that too much of my education has been based purely on memorization. Many of my classes require me to memorize the slides word-for-word in order for me to obtain full marks. Education 2.0 is apparent in some of my classes, however, some of my profs still have not adopted this method of teaching. I am hoping that Education 2.0 and 3.0 are incorporated more as I continue through my education.

    Nicole EM203

    November 21, 2018 at 1:35 am

  269. Great article! I am currently researching the benefits of the use of technology and how that might look like in our future classrooms. I think this article clearly points out the key to not misusing technology and that is human interaction or collaboration. I remember in school I had multiple classes where we were just given a video to watch and to reflect individually. Although this approach has its own benefits, it lacked an essential component to learning – collaboration. It was very Education 1.0 focused where the teacher controlled what was presented and often students reflected on merely what was given to them. Through Education 3.0, we invite that key component back and allow students to explore and learn on their own and with each other and co-construct knowledge instead of simply being fed it.


    November 21, 2018 at 1:43 am

  270. Very interesting read! I grew up learning through the process of Education 1.0, from elementary school through high school. Nowadays, I can see the slow changes that are being implemented to switch over from Education 1.0 to Education 2.0 with the introduction of technology and more collaborative and interactive work. I am really interested to see how future changes will be implemented to slowly switch over to Education 3.0.

    Randy Dang (@EM203RDang)

    November 21, 2018 at 1:54 am

  271. Very interesting read! I didnt realize that the introduction of Web 3.0 had evolved so much since Web 1.0 was introduced. The face that devices are now able to communicate with each other and generate data and knowledge is crazy to think about especially since before in Web 1.0 the internet was only “read only” fashion. Very interested to see how Web 3.0 continues to evolve over the next number of years as automation becomes more of a reality.

    Michael Wexler

    November 21, 2018 at 2:23 am

  272. Great article about 3 different methods of education. I believe that each method has its own merits and flaws as well. Education 1.0 has been utilized for many years but does fall short in catering to each individual student’s learning needs as it is more of an education system for the masses. However, it is hard to argue that education 1.0 is completely broken as children in the education system are educated enough to function in society and is that not the goal of any education system. Education 2.0 is a step in the right direction as learning is done teacher to student and student to student. This is an important step in helping students reach their true potential through social interaction and social learning. In contrast, I believe that education 3.0 is a step too far. It is nice in theory to think that teaching will come full circle, but in practice how will a teacher learn from a second-grade student. In addition, theoretically it would be nice for learning to happen everywhere and from everyone, but in practice we have teachers to disseminate information that we as a society deem important for our youth to learn.

    @EM203AGordon (@em203agordon)

    November 21, 2018 at 2:51 am

  273. The article does an effective job in comparing different learning styles. From my experiences in university I would say that Education 2.0 and 3.0 have been the most prevalent as there has always been a focus on collaboration and individual instruction while leaving the students to be ultimately responsible for learning content in more depth that has often times been introduced at a high level. I also appreciate that the article highlights how the internet plays a role in the evolution of traditional educational platforms.

    David Dinu EM203

    November 21, 2018 at 3:01 am

  274. Great read! Very interesting to see the comparisons made through the development of the interactive web. The use of collaborative learning demonstrated within education 2.0 and 3.0 really encompasses for advancing and creative strategies meant to foster the efforts of learning and understanding of the content delivered. Provided with this insight, these different learning environments exemplify the transition of technology in the classroom and further draws on the future of what this can potentially hold.

    EM203JessicaMar (@Em203Mar)

    November 21, 2018 at 6:19 am

  275. I agree with what has been stated in the article regarding the nature of the education system and its reluctance in fostering change through systems of learning. While technology changes the ways in which we interact and learn, the education system is slow to follow. I wonder if this has to do with administrative processes that make such a feat difficult or if the difficulty in regulating technological use among students is another consideration. I concur that it is time to see such change reflected in our education system.


    November 21, 2018 at 6:38 am

  276. This article was very fascinating given that it hit home on a very relevant point- given that technology is now changing so quickly, are we actually behind in terms of planning? Given that many essential services including education and healthcare are run by large, usually government linked organizations that are known to be slow at implementing change, the question is if “new ideas” will be outdated by the time we actually implement them in these critical organizations. When looking at Web and Education 2.0 ideas, I actually believe that many schools have effectively incorporated some elements of them in 2018. However, I would note that many of these changes are recent and have been rolled out cautiously in small steps over the past couple of years. If the same trajectory is followed in implementing Web and Education 3.0, then it will indeed be quite awhile before students actually see the actual benefits- and by then it might be out of date. One thing I would like to note that is mentioned in some of the other comments is the feasibility of even implementing Education 3.0 at all levels. I agree in the sense that it might not make the most sense for all levels of learners to be following Education 3.0 methods of learning. As mentioned by others, I believe that more junior learners could benefit from the more structured teaching methods of Education 1.0, especially for fundamental skills which require rote learning and repeat practice to master.

    EM203 Matt S (@EM203msu)

    November 21, 2018 at 7:02 am

  277. Interesting blog post. I resonate with education 1.0 because that is what I grew up with, however, in university, the curriculum is more education 2.0 and 3.0 based. The use of technology has allowed students to learn more interactively with one another. It has also allowed students to have information readily available to them at any time. It will be interesting to see how technology evolves in the classroom in the next few years.

    EM 203 Kirsten

    November 21, 2018 at 5:16 pm

  278. This article was an interesting read! During my time in school, I experienced a lot of education 2.0 in elementary school, but then reverted back to education 1.0 in middle and high school. The biggest difference from what I remember about education 2.0 in elementary school was that we got a lot of flexible time during the day. So everyday, we had a lot of time that my teachers would use for collaborative learning among our class. This involved a lot of learning in groups, and helping each other learn education 1.0 topics. I defiantly think that education 2.0 is much better then 1.0 because it is more interactive and gets students interested in the a topic rather than listening to a teacher talk about it.

    Myles Blumenthal EM203

    November 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm

  279. This article is great and perfectly demonstrates how our schools should start adapting their teaching styles. As a student, I fully believe this learning style needs to become the norm in our educational system if we want to produce more educated individuals. Some of my classes have start leaning towards Education 3.0 and it is so much more effective than any of the traditional lecture style classes. I stay much more interested, am much more engaged in class, and find myself retaining information much better. Hopefully our education continues to adapt with our changing society to best fit our needs and help students learn more effectively.


    November 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

  280. This is a very interesting article! It does a great job demonstrating how much more beneficial education 2.0 and 3.0 are in the long term as well as short term in comparison to education 1.0, which is what most elementary and secondary schools focus on. I really enjoyed how much importance was put upon the use of the internet and social networking and the many benefits of using it.

    Lindsay Kent EM203

    November 21, 2018 at 7:01 pm

  281. This article resonates with many of the learning outcomes and educational processes I am currently learning in a class. I think your article does a brilliant job explaining the implications of shifting educational learning styles and systems within the traditional classroom, and the growing need to trust Education 3.0 to be the way of the future. Ultimately, collaboration allows for the best learning within a classroom or project setting, and so much potential is being lost due to the current state of education. I am hoping in the future the leaders of education can promote and effectively utilize the depths of Education 3.0 that you described and implement it for the benefit of learners worldwide.


    November 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm

  282. This was a great article to take a look at how education revolves around and mimics the progression of technology. As the internet was in its infancy the classroom mimicked its present not create/collaborate structure. The internet was a canvas for information but not an interactive artwork that is shaped and contributed to by viewers. This description also applies to the present-and-test style of learning practiced in schools at the time.
    As the internet grew out of its infancy and began facilitating conversations between consumers and businesses the classroom recognized it too needed to start conversations with students. By starting conversations with students and answering their questions, the classroom shifts to a peer-feedback and mentoring environment which leads students to become more open, vulnerable and honest about their learning. This type of learning best happens in the classroom today in ‘lab-style’ learning. Being a Teaching Assistant in university, I facilitate group learning and mentoring in an environment with 25 students after they’ve engaged in Education 1.0 style learning in lecture with their professors.
    Finally, today’s current state of the internet which involves learning through open two-way communication via social media amplifies the ways students can absorb content in the classroom. By utilizing a part of students’ lives, social media, to convey educational messages institutions and organizations are able to spread knowledge faster than ever. A remarkable example of how this can be executed in university is Wilfrid Laurier’s EM203 course which utilizes Twitter as a medium for students to learn from and share their learnings from weekly activities.

  283. This article clearly identifies a new path of learning that is ideal for all types of learners. I completely agree with the facts and opinions in this article. The author highlights a crucial point that not all people learn the same, therefor Education 1.0 should be terminated. I believe that Education 3.0 has the potential to reach millions of people across the world who wouldn’t otherwise have access to a proper education. The key factor in this new education is the use of a broader educational range through the internet. Schools in this day and age are just scraping the surface when it comes to their use of the internet and technology, there are much greater things in store for the future of education it seems.

    Taylor Davidson EM203

    November 21, 2018 at 9:07 pm

  284. This is a great read regarding the ongoing change in methods of education! In my primary years of education I found that my instructors and teachers focused on the 1.0 form of education. During high school I found a shift towards Education 2.0. With the negative image often surrounding social media, technology, and millennials with regards to learning, I am curious to see whether or not education systems move in the direction of Education 3.0. If this is something which post-secondary institutions shift towards, I look forward to adapting and learning in the interactive environment which Education 3.0 promotes moving forwards in the future.

    Julia Christopherakos EM 203

    November 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm

  285. This post was very insightful on the ways that education mirrors the internet, and the ways education can grow with different advances in technology and internet communication. I also find it interesting that it is assumed that people should be teaching education 3.0, as I find many schools still teach in a 1.0 way. I also think there are limitations to education 3.0 that should have been mentioned in this post, such as access to technology and budgets, however, education 3.0 is something all teachers should strive towards.

    Bay Gerlings (EM 203)

    November 22, 2018 at 1:52 am

  286. I found that I really enjoyed reading this article because I was able to relate to it in so many ways. As a student that has now experienced school at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, I have experienced first-hand how schools want to be at the 2.0/3.0 level but are really only at the 1.0 level. Most of my classes (even now, when technology is greater than ever) are Education 1.0, and mostly involve one-way communication between the professor and the students, where we are taught AT in the masses. Not much collaboration goes on in the usual lecture format, unfortunately.

    Thomas Lim

    November 22, 2018 at 2:22 am

  287. Fantastic article talking about the differences of each education type and why we should move forward to an education 3.0 setting in our school systems. I used to participate in an education 1.0 setting in elementary and high school, and now in university I learn within a education 2.0 setting. I don’t have an issue with either of them, since I like some sort of structure with my learning.

    But decentralizing the student and allowing them to be in charge of their own learning would allow the student to pace themselves in their learning and really invest their time in things that interest them, which would make learning fun for them. But this could also be a curse. Their learning could be difficult if they do not have the domain knowledge required for what they want to learn. Then there’s tremendous amounts of social media, which is distractions galore. As a student, you’d have to be really focused and invested if you want education 3.0 to work.

    Ilija Milisav (@EM203Ilija)

    November 22, 2018 at 2:31 am

  288. This is a great article that helps readers understand the direction being taking in education through technology advancements. Reflecting on my education, I can definitely see how forms of education/ways of learning have changed as I got older. Starting from elementary school to my current third year in university, it becomes clear that schools need to start introducing education 3.0 to students, and understand that not all people learn the same. Therefore, I would have to agree and say that education 1.0 should be eliminated from the classrooms, and be replaced with education 3.0. We live in a society where we collaborate with others on the daily, and I definitely believe this is a key component to effective and memorable learning. You do a fantastic job at laying out the many benefits to such adaptation, and within the near future, I hope to see classrooms shifting to a more inclusive and collaborative type of learning.

    Alyssa Lagakos

    November 22, 2018 at 3:07 am

  289. This article shows a great representation of how education methods have changed and continue to evolve. I am most interested in Education 3.0 as it drives creativity, which I value greatly within education. When reflecting on my current learning environments, Education 1.0 is extremely present within lecture based courses, where as Education 2.0 is more evident in my online learning based courses. In the future I would hope to see more professors adapting to the Education 2.0 and 3.0 methods and avoiding the Education 1.0 method.

  290. This article clearly articulates the main differences between Web 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0 to show how much more interactive and effective different types are, especially to students. Growing up and even to this day our courses have been very focused on Web 1.0, with some aspects leaning towards 2.0, however I believe that more education needs to revolve around 2.0 and 3.0 to achieve the full potential of the Internet, especially in today’s generation. If we begin moving to Web 2.0, then I think we will see a bigger shift in users moving to 3.0 as teaching professionals and students will understand what a great impact 3.0 can have on students education. I look forward to taking more courses where Education 2.0 and 3.0 have greater meaning so that we can begin making more of an impact.


    November 22, 2018 at 3:52 am

  291. I think that schools should use Web 3.0 for a younger demographic rather than an older one. I believe that with the rapid speed of technology and the time that this was posted a Web 2.0 system would be more prominent around this time and it would completely change the efficiency and tools available to students. A tool that students have in their back pocket now a days is through the use of disruptive technologies that change our ability to work collaboratively and stay organized such as Microsoft outlook calendar, google slides, and google docs. I believe Web 2.0 has had success in schools across the country, but I believe that there is great room for improvement and that the adaption of a Web 3.0 system is the future of learning and therefore more children should be exposed to it now which will save the time to retrain and learn about this new style of learning as they get older, where it has been proven that information is harder to learn.

    Parick Legere

    November 22, 2018 at 4:16 am

  292. Loved this article! It was so interesting!
    During my time at Wilfrid Laurier University I have definitely noticed that I have shifted gradually toward Education 3.0. Taking a lot of online classes and having several classes follow the flip class room approach, really encouraged this kind of learning. It is safe to say that Education 1.0 is now considered very old-school. I believe that is not as efficient as it used to be and that schools need to start adapting to the change of technology.


    November 22, 2018 at 4:19 am

  293. Throughout most of my life, I have experience education 1.0. I now see a shift towards education 2.0 and even a bit of 3.0 in the education system. Although education 3.0 seems like it may be a big part of the future, I believe that education 2.0 is definitely the most ideal. I feel that education 1.0 doesn’t take advantage of technological advancements enough and 3.0 relies too much on them. I feel that for a student to excel at learning, having a teacher or a face-to-face lesson is necessary at least some of the time. Overall, this article was very interesting to read and it does a great job of comparing and explaining the three different types of education/learning.


    November 22, 2018 at 4:39 am

  294. Great article! It’s interesting to see these suggestions that were made 5 years ago! The education system is still somewhat the same which is funny to look back on. As a child learning with technology was mostly 1.0 and now as technology advances it is slowly moving towards 2.0. I believe that we should be preparing our schools with web 3.0. I cannot wait to see a change in curriculum by the time I eventually have kids and send them to school!

  295. This was an excellent article and very eye-opening. The identification of Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 were clear, concise and compared in a educational manner. I do not support the current school system of Web 1.0, and agree that there must be updates. I believe that these changes must be gradual rather than abrupt, but nevertheless are necessary in order to provide the best learning experience. Education 3 is optimal and fantastic in theory, however, the implementation into every high school may prove difficult due to political, financial, and social resistance to change.


    December 5, 2018 at 10:46 pm

  296. This article did a great job outlining the main differences between Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 and relating it back to our educational system. It really is a shame that the curriculum is stuck in a Web 1.0 way of learning when children today are exposed to Web 3.0 at a very young age and have learned how to maneuver their way around this world of vast amounts of information at their fingertips. Changes do not necessarily need to be gradual, immediately implementing Education 3.0 would be more of a culture shock to the teachers rather than the students. All teaching staff should be up to date on new aged methods of teaching, and we are doing these children a injustice by keeping them in the dark ages.

    Courtney Wood (EM203W19)

    March 18, 2019 at 2:57 pm

  297. What a great read. Its interesting to see how much technology has changed over time relative to the education system. I think the best system would be education 2.0 as i think that 1.0 doesn’t effectively make use of the technology available to us, however, i think 3.0 is a bit too optimistic and relies too much on technology to create an effective learning environment.


    March 18, 2019 at 4:31 pm

  298. This was a great article and really higlighted the differences between web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 clearly. I really think that school sytems should update the curriculum to remain relevant with what students are experiencing outside of school.Incorporatign aspects of technology and collaboration really engaes students in learning rather than passively listen to information without really absorbing it. Web 3.0 is a great example of what schools need to move towards.

    RafeahGangat (@EM203RGangat)

    March 18, 2019 at 6:55 pm

  299. I really enjoyed this post! I feel that Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 were explained really well, while also touching on the similarities and differences between the three education styles. I can personally say that I have experienced mainly Web 1.0, however, I do feel that this needs to be changed. I think changes should begin with Web 2.0 and be introduced gradually rather than all at once.

  300. This is a great article, it made me think about the way students are taught and I never realized that the education system was still or was in the 1.0 sector even though there is a change being made. I think in today’s era of education students would benefit more from the web 3.0 because it seems to be more open than web 1.0 and 2.0. But web 2.0 does have its benefits as it heavily focuses on the teacher, student, relationship/interaction. Web 3.0 is more of a benefit because every student learns differently and it accommodates each individual’s needs. I have seen a lot more schools move into the web 3.0 model but there are still many that haven’t and it’s exciting to see schools move over to this style as it helps students progress and take their education to the next level.

    Yalkun Sakir EM203

    March 18, 2019 at 10:49 pm

  301. I agree, unfortunately, within the school system, students only consume knowledge. They do not get the chance to reflect and analyze information while relating it back to the real world. Instead, students are learning passively. Due to the advances in technologies, schools should take this opportunity to make learning more dynamic by implementing Education 3.0 learning environment. However, it is important to note, that this change will not happen overnight. But by implementing small changes such as the use of various social media to allow students to discuss topics with others will lead to effectively achieving Education 3.0.

    Abygail Cross EM203

    March 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm

  302. I really enjoyed reading this article! It provided a clear explanation and differentiation between web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. I personally believe that web 1.0 is what students continue to experience in terms of traditional education. However, web 3.0 is a highly interactive method of learning that truly enhances the learning experience overall!


    March 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm

  303. This article was very interested and the concept of Education 3.0 really well explained! It really made me think about the different ways that I have been taught in elementary school, high school and even now in university. The times where a concept has stuck with me the most has been when I was able to interact with it and develop my own understanding of it. I think this topic of education 3.0 is something that all teachers and learners should be thinking about when approaching the learning environment and try to incorporate it into their teaching and learning style.

  304. I think this is an amazing article. Education really should be more about adapting learners as connectors, creators and constructivists. It is so important that we evolve what the classroom looks like and try to change it to be a more effective space of effective collaboration.

    Rachel Schott

    March 19, 2019 at 7:08 pm

  305. This article was very insightful and a great read. It is interesting because I am able to relate the different types of Education to my own past experiences. In EM203 and other online courses that I have participated in, I see teachers very involved in the Education 2.0 aspect, where more interaction between the teacher and student is created, strengthening that relationship. In the article it mentions that teachers in Education 2.0 participate in the co-operative learning environment and try to engage their students in this atmosphere, this is evident in the EM203 course with the discussion posts and wiki blogs where we all get to comment, reply, and interact with each other. It would be very cool to experience Education 3.0, however I do not think I will get this opportunity in my lifetime. Being the connector and creator in the classroom would be very different and beneficial for the future generations to get to experience.

  306. Great article! I really enjoyed how thorough and in depth the article went into explaining and highlighting the differences between the three versions of education. I can strongly agree with the statement that majority of the educational setting primarily focuses on the 1.0 model as the 1.0 is dominant in the high school setting. However, coming to Laurier, I began to notice more of 2.0 being utilized in the various courses that I have taken thus far. As technology continues to improve and increase its presence in classrooms, I can see the educational landscape transitioning from the 1.0 to 2.0 and even 3.0 models in the future.

  307. I think that the Web 3.0 learning framework provides a more engaging learning platform that scales well into the future. The issue that arises when trying to push this framework is the vastly differently computer literacy among educators today. It would take a great deal of funding and effort to teach older educators how to use technology and about the other concepts that make up Web 3.0, and even after they may find it to be to complicated to implement.

    Daniel Tassone EM203 @EM203dtassone

    March 20, 2019 at 2:58 am

  308. I love this article! As someone who grew up with Education1, I did not feel it was an adequate teaching technique for myself or my peers. I think the regurgitation idea makes no sense, and ultimately prevents the student from learning. I think Education3 is what we need, but the reason we are not there yet and are stuck on Education2 is because we do not have the resources, funding, or global support to implement it.


    March 20, 2019 at 2:56 pm

  309. This article has some very interesting points. I have never heard of the terminology “Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0” prior to this blog. It appears that Education 1.0 is on its way out, by phasing out this system the transition to Education 2.0 will be seamless and provide a greater advantage to those who engage in online education. What surprises me the most is that many schools are only talking about Education 2.0, rather than it being fully implemented “Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0.” It appears that Education 2.0 is more of a ‘cycle’ type of education that provides constant collaboration from the teacher, peers, and outside sources. However, it appears Education 3.0 is far superior with its ‘network’ type of education. As the blog states, we as a society are not currently using this system.

    EM203Connor J.

    March 20, 2019 at 6:36 pm

  310. I really enjoyed this article as it has many interesting points that I could apply to my education. Growing up, I encountered Education 1.0 where it was teacher orientated. However, I could tell that they were transforming into Education 2.0 with the usage of technology. We often used google docs to share our thoughts and ideas with other students. Additionally, now we have myls where we can interact with professors even at home. I believe that it really depends on the learning style that students prefer. In the future, the education system will most likely be using Education 3.0 when more resources are gathered.

    EM203Anna Chow

    March 20, 2019 at 8:46 pm

  311. Hey! I totally agree but my main concern is getting administrators to actually implement this. I feel as though many people are still afraid of the internet and see it as dangerous rather than the great tool it is.

  312. Very interesting read! I especially like your reference to the ‘New paradigm model’ as it laid out the educational features of each style of education. I think it is so important to strive for the Education 3.0 learning method because of the endless possibilities technological advancements give students and teachers. I am about to graduate university and I feel that if I got to experience Education 3.0, I probably would have gotten more out of my degree and feel more prepared for choosing a career path after school. I would love to see future generations taking full advantage of their education and the technologies that come with learning all kinds of practical life skills.

    Kara Barr

    March 20, 2019 at 10:05 pm

  313. I really enjoyed this article as it gave a great overview of the development of the internet and education over time. Being a student now I have noticed the changes from Education 1.0 in elementary school to Education 2.0 in high school and university. Although I have not experienced much, if any of education 3.0, it will be interesting to see how the education and school systems adapt to make this type of learning part of their curriculum.


    March 21, 2019 at 12:25 am

  314. I really enjoyed this article and how you defined Education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, comparing it to the development of interactive web. It really struck a cord with me in regards to my experiences during elementary and high-school. It would be interesting to see the impact moving to education 3.0 would have on students further in their careers.

    Hussain Khan

    March 21, 2019 at 6:03 pm

  315. I loved this article. I think it is very important to implement Education 3.0 in classrooms. Education 3.0 allows for more creativity and freedom which the school board lacks in many classrooms. Being a student, I know that I would enjoy education 3.0 as it lets students learn through doing rather than just listening.

    Sofia Laftsidis

    March 21, 2019 at 8:09 pm

  316. Given how prominent technology is becoming in our daily lives and its growing popularity in education, there are now more ways than ever to teach and acquire knowledge. Students as young as 6 years old now have regular access to technology in the classroom. I think there is great opportunity for education 3.0, so long as we begin to make the effort to implement it.


    March 22, 2019 at 1:15 am

  317. Very informative article. I truly believe that schools have a very big problem in the way that they are teaching children, and it has certainly become very stagnant, especially when you consider the technological advancements that we have seen over the last couple of decades. Classrooms should be able to adapt and provide students with all of the resources possible to further enhance their education, and the time for education 3.0 has never been more accessible.

    Ethan Hartt (EM203)

    March 22, 2019 at 3:10 pm

  318. After reading the comparisons among the different versions of the Web’s, it is particularly eye opening in a sense that growing up I was in a school where they often only used Web 1.0 learning. As an arts student, this was particularly challenging for me, and I felt like I had been failing at everything no matter how hard I tried to succeed. It is undoubtedly an issue that Web 3.0 had not been implemented into school systems at an earlier time. I truly believe that this technique is one that benefits all and has the most efficient outcome for children, especially at younger ages with the increasing exposure and usage of technology and the Internet.

    Julianne Devries

    March 22, 2019 at 4:16 pm

  319. After reading the comparisons among the different versions of the Web’s, it is particularly eye opening in a sense that growing up I was in a school where they often only used Web 1.0 learning. As an arts student, this was particularly challenging for me, and I felt like I had been failing at everything no matter how hard I tried to succeed. It is undoubtedly an issue that Web 3.0 had not been implemented into school systems at an earlier time. I truly believe that this technique is one that benefits all and has the most efficient outcome for children, especially at younger ages with the increasing exposure and usage of technology and the Internet.


    March 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm

  320. This was a great article! I liked how you broke down each concept and made it very easy to understand and follow. After reading this article I have noticed some similarities in the way that I was taught while in elementary school which is Education 1.0. As I have went through high school and now university, I have seen more variety in the way I learn by using more Education 2.0. I feel as time goes on, Education 3.0 will for sure be implemented more in the way we learn as technology continues to develop.


    March 22, 2019 at 6:40 pm

  321. This is a great article that highlights the evolution of learning from Web 1.0 to Web 1.3. It is interesting to read because I have personally experienced each of these types of learning experiences starting from public school to post-secondary studies. I believe the progression to Web 3.0 has been very beneficial to both the students and teachers in this learning process. It has made the learning experience much more efficient and the progression of technology has played a huge factor in this. It will be interesting to see if in the future there will be a new form of learning such as Web 4.0 and how it can differ from the other three.

  322. I loved how you compared explained web 1.0, web 2.0 and web3.0. The numbers of content creators in the 1.0 version of the web and how it was raised with advancement. I liked how you explained that web1.0 was just a one-way process. Content creators were just creating content and consumers were just consuming without any freedom, but when web2.0 came there were 2-way process happening, people were engaging now they had the freedom to give their feedback and reviews. Similarly, it is awesome how the school systems have changed now to more engaging and interesting rather than staying one-way like education 1.0. I also agree with you on education 3.0 where learning is not confined to a classroom and it is readily available and is also self-interested which is one of the best things that schools can adapt now. In m opinion, I think that there should be an education system up to a basic education level and after that student should be free to do what they want and should be taught that one thing with tunnel vision.

  323. Reading about the different kinds of learning techniques and relating it back to the styles that I was taught puts a lot of things into perspective. When we talk about the generalized curriculum, majority of kids complain about a subject such as math whereas there are a few who will go crazy over it. Almost everyone has been in a situation where the only reason they do not like something is because they simply cannot wrap their head around it which is what I believe happens to those who hold a certain hatred toward a subject. With adopting new technology and adopting new ways to understand things it will open so many doors for different learning styles to understand what they were unable to comprehend before. Education 3.0 is definitely going to be the future and it will be interesting to see if the general consensus surrounding the ideology of attending school will shift.


    March 23, 2019 at 5:41 pm

  324. This was a very interesting article which highlights the state of our education system through the comparison to web1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. Even from my own personal experiences in school, I noticed how flawed “education 1.0 was” and how it didn’t really effectively facilitate learning to the majority of students. With the evolution of our education system we can incorporate process, behaviours, and adjustments that help cater to all types of learners and create a healthy learning environment. The changes from education 1.0 all the way to 3.0 would be huge. The impact and change in mindset that would occur would improve results of learning everywhere. An interconnected system like 3.0 where learners can collaborate, teach, and communicate in a variety of ways helps in so many ways by creating more beneficial information exchange and learning growth. I completely agree that education should be moving to “Education 3.0”

    Iqbal (@EM203Iamin)

    March 23, 2019 at 6:16 pm

  325. This article has done a great job differentiating between the types of education. As a university student it seems like because we have become so accustomed to Education 1.0, we don’t push ourselves to go beyond what we are required to learn. We follow the syllabus and learn our required material, but I find myself and many of my peers are not motivated to seek education outside of what is mandatory. As a result, I think people tend to lose their passion for learning because its seen as a chore rather than an immersive experience. I think if the education systems can shift more toward Education 3.0, we would see more passionate, innovative and curious students in the future.


    March 23, 2019 at 11:42 pm

  326. I really enjoyed reading this article and I found it interesting the ways you explained the differences in types of education that are available and happening now. Seeing through the diagrams provided in this article the ways in which education has developed over time. It is quite interesting to see and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of each education approach. As a student participating in an online course about social networks and on-line communication I have seen the steps education has taken from sitting in a classroom, putting my hand up and being called upon, to actively participating with my peers and professors on an online forum. I believe the education system will continue to develop as technology and shifts and we will end up with a more innovative and exciting education system.


    March 24, 2019 at 3:25 pm

  327. This was a very interesting read! As a student I often find myself reading through the material without actually absorbing what I am learning – a downfall of Education 1.0. I agree we have to push for change in education in order to adapt to our technology driven society. The idea of continuous and constant learning is exciting and I agree with the comment that with a shift to Education 3.0 will ensure education becomes an immersive experience.


    March 24, 2019 at 3:33 pm

  328. Interesting article! The comparison of Education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 provided insight on how education has evolved over time and is definitely headed in the right direction if we look forward towards 3.0. The 1.0 system has many disadvantages because of the authoritative structure which I believe is more prevalent in high school settings than in university. I have a greater appreciation for 2.0 but look forward to the 3.0 method in the future.

  329. I thought this was an interesting article! Throughout school, especially in the younger years we were constantly lectured at and told was is right and what is wrong with little room for questioning. There was a lack of absorption of the material being read which was problematic and wasteful of our time. Definitely a 1.0 approach, however, the older students got, especially in our university years we have been encouraged to be part of a discussion and to question things that may not make sense.


    March 25, 2019 at 1:49 am

  330. I found this blog very engaging and extremely interesting. This way of thinking is being highly touted to revolutionize the education system. I find it fascinating that the education systems in Canada haven’t even come near the education 3.0 system that’s mentioned in this blog. We live in a completely new world now that is technology focused. Our children need to be taught in a different manner in schools for them to optimize their learning. The traditional approach just won’t cut it anymore and is not effective. I believe teaching and learning shouldn’t just be done in the confines of a school building it should be accessible from anywhere and everywhere. We have all these resources at our disposal like online learning networks/virtual spaces and have access to experts worldwide. Our children coming through the education system should be able to leverage these opportunities to help them learn at a higher level and pass on their knowledge to others. As a student I disliked not being able to utilize my creativity in class. Instead I was stuck to the confines of my desk listening to the teacher say stuff that I had to write down and memorize. I feel that this is a very ineffective way to learn and doesn’t do anything but test my memorization skills. I want to be able to collaborate with others and learn how to problem solve so when I go into work environment I know how to operate effectively. This is why education 3.0 is a framework/idea that should be implemented immediately so that the children coming through the system now don’t have to experience what we experienced as students.

  331. I think that web 3.0 makes learning more engaging and fun. It is the best approach because technology is an increasing part of our day to day life. By incorporating it into school and learning then students can become more well versed in the ability that technology has. It allows for people who learn in different ways to change their style and they too can become fully engaged. They are able to control the way that they want to learn. linking this back to Sal Khan’s Ted talk, it allows students to go at their own pace but to be encouraged to learn because it is catered to them. I agree that the use of technology can be affordable and must be used from the very start of education, not only to encourage the knowledge that technology can provide us with but also to teach us how to use technology in a beneficial way. There are so many great sites can enrich our learning and enhance our communication through online tools.

    Natalie S

    July 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm

  332. Wonderful and insightful post! The standardization of Education 1.0 is definitely something that we’re all very familiar with but as technology and education changes we cannot expect this 1.0 model to be the norm. Education 3.0 is the future and something that we must actively be applying in our lives. There’s that old saying “you learn something new every day” and with this 3.0 style, we are prepared to learn from everyone around us. Taking advantage of constructed learning is where our future is going.


    July 9, 2019 at 4:26 pm

  333. It surprises me that Education 3.0 is not more prominently used in the modern school system. As globalization continues and the world becomes more diverse and interconnected, it is vital that our education reflects this diversity by encouraging self-directed learning.

  334. Very interesting post to read. When reflecting on the past few years of my undergrad I’ve seen the transition from an Education 1.0 to more an Education 3.0 where learning is socially constructed. During my first year, learning was straight through a textbook, where the Prof presented the information through a lecture style where a few courses offered any collaboration or digital involvement. Compared to now, after completing my third year I’ve seen more courses based on Professors use digital recourses such as Kahoot to obtain information as to where the class fails to understand a certain topic. Likewise, completing an Athletic Therapy course where learning was done through collaboration via cases where students had to work together to find a possible diagnosis, I’ve been able to socially construct such knowledge through YouTube videos showing special tests to diagnose a certain muscle injury, or even more as a huge fan of sports be able to watch games and have an indication/guess as to what injury a player might have just sustained and the approximate time frame they’ll be out for.

    Braeden Page

    July 10, 2019 at 6:57 pm

  335. I really enjoyed reading this article as I was able to reflect back my previous school years and think about how our use of technology and the internet especially has evolved over the years. This is an evolvement that directly relates to the issue that I have identified over the course of this class in terms of the various educational barriers that exist today. I think that its important to point out that while we have progressed with our use of the internet for educational purposes, there still remains a large gap when it comes to drawing information, learning from various sources on the web and filtering content. It’s also interesting how with the internet, the role of a teacher/educator has evolved over the years from what was once the main source of knowledge as to now being one of many guides and resources at our disposal. The barrier that I have found to be present amongst these two factors especially is the age old question of how much is too much? This being related to the extent of our learning coming from the internet as opposed to a physical teacher.

    Alisha (@EM203ABapoo)

    July 11, 2019 at 12:03 am

  336. This was a very informative and well explained post. I think it is crucial educators and educational standards continue to strive for educational 3.0 teaching style, as it is the most productive and informative. Education standards should continue to conform to 3.0 style as it is seen in most school environments, but some classrooms are still suck in the 1.0 and 2.0 ways. Online environments teach students to self regulate their studies and communicate with people in a different way


    July 11, 2019 at 8:35 pm

  337. The viewpoint of this article is quite informative and is easy to agree with especially being that issues that existed when the article was written are still prevalent today! A primary issue with Education 1.0 is the lack of absorption of the material by students as many times I am guilty of reading material and not completely grasping the message right away. I agree that as technology continuously and consistently improves that education should move right along on that spectrum just as fast as it is better to move with the trend rather than lag behind especially when the trend (technology) has such a profound impact on the field. Shifting to a more immersive and all-encompassing interactive experience in Education 3.0 students will get a taste of education that is moving with the times allowing for a lasting meaningful impact to their learning.

  338. This post really allowed me to reflect on my past school years and how technology has snuck its way into our everyday learning. I believe it’s good to have different methods to teach students, but believe Web 3.0 provides the best opportunity for both parties involved in a teaching situation.

    Manmeet Bala

    July 13, 2019 at 8:06 pm

  339. I really enjoyed reading about the 3 different educations types and ways of learning in a classroom. From my perspective of being in the post-secondary education system, I believe that professors and teachers are striving and trying to reach the goal of education 3.0 because it is the most effective way for students to obtain information and understand it more clearly through the use of social media and online networking. Education 3.0 teaches people that using social media apps and different online networking can widen and expand our learning skills to the max because we have more opportunities to get more knowledge from other websites and interactive sites. Many students now prefer to take online classes when they are in university, as opposed to taking a class that is in class and you have to attend a lecture and take down notes. The educational system now still kind of operates in education 1.0 and 2.0, but is slowly starting to incorporate education 3.0 to help students enjoy learning and be more interactive with others.

  340. This blog post was extremely eye-opening and it was very interesting to see the 3 different breakdowns of education. I absolutely agree that Education 3.0 needs to be implemented in more schools and I believe that progress is being made. However, many schools still utilize Education 1.0 or Education 2.0 and it is quite unfortunate. Our world is constantly changing and with that, our education methods need to be changing as well.

    Manmeet A

    July 14, 2019 at 2:18 am

  341. Reading about the different styles of learning, I was able to think about my years of education from elementary school right through until University where I have seen the amount of technology use increase. My elementary school years was much closer to an Education 1.0 style and as discussed in the article, now teachers and professors are trying to implement more of an Education 3.0 where students are more independent and look to enhance their critical thinking skills more than in the past. Many Professors I have noticed in University implement interactive learning to the classroom to move away from the textbook learning and towards individual thinking and problem solving. There are so many applications now with technology making it simple to turn textbook lessons into interactive, critical thinking/participative lessons.

    EM203 EGoodfellow

    July 14, 2019 at 1:05 pm

  342. As someone who grew up learning in a Web 1.0 classroom, I believe the change to a Web 3.0 classroom is needed. In our constantly changing world, Web 3.0 classrooms will ensure that our students have the critical thinking and relationships building skills necessary for the future.

  343. Learning about how education is using technology to involve is quite fascinating. It’s good to see that some educators are keeping an eye out for new technologies and how they can be leveraged to enhance learning for the future. Hopefully as the world of technology continues to progress more and more classrooms get behind these Web 3.0 changes.

    • I agree! It is very important that schools keep up with advancing technology and that they use this technology to benefit the students’ learning.

  344. I think you did a great job articulating education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 in this article! No doubt are schools and the education system behind in keeping up with advancing technologies, which is a shame since technologies can advance teaching and student learning in so many ways.

    Alessandra (@em203aalcantara)

    November 8, 2019 at 7:21 pm

  345. The shifts to a Web 3.0 classroom is essential to help aid and assist teachers in preparing students the best. Dynamic classrooms which can shift to each student’s preferences is critical to success. Often times, traditional teaching methods perpetuated by older tenured teachers prevents classrooms from accelerating alongside modern technology. This is where school administration should step in and enact changes.


    November 14, 2019 at 9:22 pm

  346. This blog was effective in highlighting the differences which can be seen between education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. It is interesting to note how classrooms continue to work in accordance to the 1.0 system. However, with the introduction of new technologies, I suspect we will soon begin to utilize education 3.0 to maintain and teach students how to interact with the world around them.

    Emily (EM203)

    November 14, 2019 at 10:40 pm

  347. This switch to an Education 3.0 classroom and learning style is long overdue, especially for a generation of students who have grown up alongside assistive technologies & the Internet. When there are so many opportunities to integrate devices that students are comfortable with, it makes me question why such changes are so slow to be implemented. In some cases, it seems like we are moving backwards for instance, Ontario’s recent ban of cellphones in the classroom (see:

    Kaleigh C (EM203)

    November 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

  348. In the past, I never really considered these “stages” of education such as 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0. As you have clearly outlined, I think they are spot on. It seems as though, the majority of education systems are finally adapting to education 3.0. I think a stage like this for education is huge, in the sense that it will allow learners to be more curious, access more information and perspectives that they just weren’t able to before. I can only begin to imagine what education 4.0 could possibly look like – it certainly is exciting.

    Nolan (EM203)

    November 15, 2019 at 9:49 pm

  349. You did a fantastic job at highlighting the variations between education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0! I believe it is necessary to integrate a Web 3.0 classroom in today’s education system. Although many are still stuck in the 1.0 phase, I hope that with the growing surrounding of technological advancements that the education system will move in this direction accordingly. It is essential to keep up with the times and utilize the technology we have available to further develop students learning!

    Olivia Greco (EM203)

    November 16, 2019 at 9:59 pm

  350. A very enlightening and educating read. I really enjoyed the visuals and multiple ways that web 1.0 is used and integrated within schools and teaching. I definitely think that education should be moving and progressing in alignment with our ever-changing modern society. If as a global population we are moving past web 2.0 and towards web 3.0, every aspects of our lives will be impacted, including the education of our younger generation, which will be our future leaders.

    Chloe H (EM203)

    November 17, 2019 at 7:32 pm

  351. I agree with Education 3.0! I love the analogy of the World Wide Web and separating education in stages. I think over the years there is evidence of moving towards Education 3.0 but there is still a long way to go. For example, elementary schools are taking advantage of smart technology in classrooms like Smart Boards which are tech integrated white boards that can be projected and shared. As far as changing the curriculum with the learners contribute to creating the syllabus, it is rarely seen so I think this is an area for improvement. My friend in an environmental resource sustainability program told me the fourth year students in her program are helping professors change the curriculum for upcoming first years. This is a great example of what the future of education should look like!

    Suganiy Sivarajah

    November 18, 2019 at 3:44 pm

  352. I really enjoyed learning about this. I have felt that our education system has been outdated for some time now. When high school requires you to take a high level math course but you will never have to find x for the rest of your life? Or when teachers taught long division and would say “you won’t always have a calculator in your pocket.” Jokes on you teacher, I DO! One of my biggest frustrations is that schools are requiring memorization instead of teaching how to find information. All the information I require can be found on my phone, the skills to acquire accurate information is needed.


    November 18, 2019 at 11:32 pm

  353. I find it interesting that education was split up into 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. I was taught a lot using the 1.0 method and can relate to that kind of passive learning through handouts and textbooks. I found it interesting that 2.0 should have been the norm (in 2013), but I remember even at that time being taught using 1.0 methods. As my generation grew up with technology, it makes sense that 3.0 style of teaching should be the standard.

    Nicole Lobo (EM203)

    November 19, 2019 at 1:30 am

  354. I thought this was an extremely interesting read. Society is constantly evolving with the advancements we see are seeing in technology. I think with these advancements, it is important for education systems to stay up to date with these trends and be able to adapt. I do agree with Education 3.0 as I find that it is crucial in assisting students and teachers. In my high school, education 3.0 was integrated as bringing a laptop to school was required and everything was taught online, using the internet as an important resource to further the learning of students.

    Mackenzie DAndrade (EM203)

    November 19, 2019 at 5:48 pm

  355. I think Web 3.0 is very interesting. It provides learners with a new way of learning. Using interactive activities can allow for learning to feel more productive and beneficial. Instead of learning feeling like a chore it is presented in a way that can benefit other types of learners.

    Andrew Di Iorio (EM203)

    November 19, 2019 at 9:23 pm

  356. This article was an easy read because of its interesting contents. It’s relatable and evident that the education system is diverging from Education 1.0 and adopting into Eduction 2.0. What got my attention was the new paradigm model chart in Education 3.0! its fascinating to note that this is found everywhere. You learn something new daily just by simply talking to someone, which is something I love to manifest in myself.

    Caeden Moore

    November 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm

  357. Web 3.0 provides an interesting dynamic to education in the modern world. While 1.0 provided a traditional lecture style, it does not adapt to learning in today’s world.

    Laxman Nadesapillai (EM203)

    November 21, 2019 at 1:54 am

  358. This was very interesting to read and see how the education system is split up into 3 parts and how the perspective is different for each one as well. I would say that through the 1.0 method is mostly how I grew up learning which is through textbooks and paper work.

    Harman Aujla (EM203)

    November 21, 2019 at 2:15 am

  359. This article has aided me in realizing how technology has been growing in the education sphere of society as its use has increased significantly in the past decades. Another reflection I have is the importance of 3.0 as it helps student interact with the world around. Overall, I never considered education to have phases where this is a very interesting perspective as I agree with the points it makes. Personally, I find schools to be needing to do more of 3.0 as it is a better way to move forward for all as there are still professors at universities that prefer traditional methods rather than technology.

    Houman Mirtaheri (EM203)

    November 21, 2019 at 2:55 am

  360. Very insightful article! It was interesting to read the differences between Education 1.0, Education 2.0, and Education 3.0 style processes. I would like to add that even after many advancements in technology, elementary, secondary and even post-secondary education still revolve around the Education 1.0 style of teaching. Benefits to the essentialist style of learning may be prevalent in elementary school where students need to obtain a good amount of foundational knowledge. Furthermore, I find that Education 3.0 is more common in post-secondary education where there are increased opportunities for self-directed and cross-institutional learning. As the article mentions, the Internet has become an integral part of society and I believe this needs to be reflected within our education systems. Not only can we gain knowledge from experts, but also through social media platforms such as Twitter. As such, Education 3.0 can allow for greater opportunities for collaborative learning and foster skills required to prosper within the modern workforce such as critical analysis, evaluation and creation. I genuinely believe that a modern society requires modern education. Optimistically, education administrators will believe the same and take the necessary actions.

    Rishab R (EM203RREKHI)

    November 21, 2019 at 3:29 am

  361. Web 3.0 seems very cool. It offers an exciting new way to make learning connections and interactions with others. It’s great that there can be information exchanges with others in web 3.0. It is also great how web 2.0 allows for content creation and collaboration and interaction of ideas.

    Jonathan Krech

    November 22, 2019 at 1:58 am

  362. As with many people’s responses above, it is intriguing that the traditional school remains in effect today because it is easy. I found it interesting that although Web 3.0 is beneficial to students and will help them grow, it simply seems like something out of a perfect world. I find it interesting as well how much everything else is advancing and education is such a slow process for change. Education should evolve as much as technology has but it is put off by many people. Only those who pay for school receive an over the top education and implement the Web 3.0 method because there is funding. I appreciated that there was content on education that truly depicted the need to implement a new system for education and the benefits for it.

    EM203ZKech (Zar Kechichian)

    November 25, 2019 at 12:32 am

  363. I found this blog very insightful! It allowed me to see just how much the internet has played a large role in the education system over the years & the ways in which it continues to develop. I do think that a lot of schools are still in Web 1.0 as it is what has been practiced as the “correct” way to teach over the years. However, i think it is much too basic and limits what students and teachers can learn from each other through a variety of different streams. I think that the introduction of Web 3.0 would be very beneficial to students as I think education needs to keep up with the technology of today & will allow for a more “Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace” approach to learning which many students need to succeed!

    Gina-Marie Rubinia

    March 11, 2020 at 4:26 pm

  364. I completely agree. I think it is so important to shift the way school systems operate and teach with the way the world is evolving and the needs of children and learning are changing.


    March 16, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    • I do agree that a lot of traditional education is being taught within the boundaries of Web 1.0. But throughout my time at University I am seeing some professors take the initiative to move beyond Web 1.0 and into Web 2.0 where students can now interact with one another by discussion comments, liking one’s idea, adding to one’s idea, the use of social media platforms beyond the classroom, etc. As the years go by, I do believe that teachers will continue to move beyond the traditional classroom as they did to move into Web 1.0, and will continue to advance into Web 3.0. Some schools and classrooms are already in Web 2.0 and we have seen the benefits that could come from this form of classroom collaboration, but it would be interesting to see how far the classroom will advance with respect to the boundaries of Web 3.0 and whether or not it will be successful in the classroom.

      Samantha (EM203 2020 Winter Term)

      March 18, 2020 at 6:06 pm

  365. I definitely agree with the point that many schools presently still use web 1.0, because it is the traditional methodology used for classrooms. However, with our world constantly advancing in the digital age, classrooms should be working their way to web 3.0. From education with Web 3.0, it an have major influences on the generations to come. Despite our technology constantly evolving, it is hard for people to change, and this may explain why the education system is slower in adapting or implementing these changes. This article was a great read, and made me think about how our education systems should evolve in our advancing technological world!


    March 18, 2020 at 11:36 pm

  366. I think it’s pretty impressive how much learning has changed over the past few years (just from going from Web 1.0 to beginning to be Web 2.0). I look forward to seeing how Web 2.0 will be used in the future, as well as how Web 3.0 will make an appearance.

    Katya (EM203 Winter 2020)

    March 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

  367. I find this post very useful in helping those who are involved in the education system, to navigate their classrooms moving forward. It is critical that we move away from Web 1.0 and 2.0, into the transition to Web 3.0. As we know, it is vital that education be delivered in different forms so that each individual can create meaningful connections with the content that they are learning. I also agree that as technology is evolving, the education systems should start implementing the changes into the classroom. Web 1.0 is traditional, and that is why we may still see it being used in classrooms. However, in society today, I believe that there is no place for Web 1.0 in the classroom anymore, and the shifts need to be made forward towards Web 3.0.

    Blair (EM203)

    March 20, 2020 at 5:57 pm

  368. Each of the Webs provide different and useful ways to convey information. Growing up in Web 1.0 way of receiving information I an see how the chance to be engaged and offer opinions in the form of discussion is appealing. Personally, I enjoy listening to teachers teach rather than engage in discussion because I am highly self-critical and nervous.

    This article did an excellent job describing the different between all three webs, especially since they included pictures. It will be interesting to see Wed 3.0 more in our future society.

  369. I really enjoyed reading this article – it did a great job at breaking down the three different kinds of education in a digitalized world. I definitely agree that education 2.0 is fairly common in today’s society, and I also agree that it would be beneficial to move towards education 3.0 and take advantage of all of the benefits it has to offer to facilitate teaching and learning in an interconnected manner.

  370. I found this post very interesting in the way that it layed out and compared the differences of Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 . Unfortunately, it appears to me that many classrooms still utilize the internet from a web1.0 point of view. Some classrooms are utilizing Web 2.0 and I feel as if very few are utilizing Web 3.0. Although, the use of the internet has drastically increased over the years. In high school, some teachers didnt allow laptops as they were viewed only as a distraction however as we have transitioned through high school to university, the use of technology has increased significantly. I think online learning tools used in courses are very effective but they still often only engage in web1.0 where a student learns the content and is then tested on it. Although, even things like group projects are beginning to require the idea of Web2.0 through communication and collaboration online among peers. I encourage both professors and universities to try their best to incorporate web3.0 into their curriculum as I feel it encourages more complex, deep learning due to the constant flow of information. Although the transition takes time, I think we will begin to see more and more of a web3.0 approach taken to learning in years to come.

    Matthew Mazereeuw (EM203 Winter 2020)

    March 22, 2020 at 11:24 pm

  371. It is very interest reading about education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 while reflecting on my own experience through education. In my experience, elements of education 2.0 did not start appearing until post-secondary where even then, the main transmission of knowledge is receiving, responding, and regurgitating. It is clear we are moving toward models that have the teacher as the orchestrator and learners constructing their own networks of knowledge. This methodology of education allows for ongoing learning past the end of traditional schooling. Having access to experts and more knowledge throughout your career helps individuals adapt to the ever-changing digital world, and fluidity of many fields of work.

  372. After reading this article, I agree with the author that it is time to change how we look at technology in the classroom. It seems that in the last decade, we have seen how technology can be used to improve learning; the best example can be seen with schools in the United States implementing Khan academy into their curriculum. However, many schools have been very timid to make this switch. It seems that while the world is continuously changing, the education system wants to reduce this change. I think in our current situation, amidst this pandemic, schools will have to change. However, schools are hoping to return to in-person classrooms in the fall. If it is still not safe, schools will have no choice but to use technology, and maybe this will help schools realize the advantages of using technology in the classroom.

    Adam C. (EM203 Summer 2020)

    July 15, 2020 at 3:16 pm

  373. This is a great article! After reading the article and reflecting on my own personal experience with education, the continuous evolution from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0 is very apparent. While I was young in elementary school and middle school, Education 1.0 was definitely the most predominant style of learning where achievement tests were the only way of evaluating progress within courses and would always be a very standardized and static process of sitting in rows and being taught from the board. As technology has become more available to students, the integration of collaboration, project and inquiry-based assignments became prominent though shared wikis, blogs, and other social networking in the classroom that made the learning process much more interesting and dynamic. Now, as a university student in the digital age of Education 3.0, there are many more computer applications that speak to each other directly, technologies interact along with users, widgets, “clouds”, and computers generating knowledge which makes it a much more creative and dynamic environment.

    Jordan Telfer (EM203 Summer 2020)

    July 16, 2020 at 11:50 pm

  374. I completely agree with what this post is discussing. It is super important for schools and knowledge institutions to shift their methodologies to Education 3.0. Not only because we must move with the times, but the purpose of being able to gain and use all this information is to be able to be prepared for the labour force and be readily prepared to respond to situations that may arise. We see first hand with the current pandemic that there schools have had to shift rapidly to Education 3.0, a different way than many courses have previously been taught. Additionally, many professors and education centres have begun to recognize quickly the depth in learning that has occurred through using technology, provision of access to information and ability to critically think and collaboratively work with individuals. This is something that many institutions have never seen before and as a result, many courses are choosing this method over others.

    Alyna Nanji

    July 17, 2020 at 3:23 am

  375. This article did a great job at describing and analyzing Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. The charts and images provided throughout the article highlighted the key characteristics and differences between each version of the Web. My biggest takeaway from this article is that the current state of education systems are no longer enough.The digital age continues to advance at a rapid pace and it is just as important that our education systems are updated accordingly. This article made it clear that access to resources is not the problem, it is simply making the change that is the problem; with that said, it is important to keep in mind that great things are never achieved by staying within comfort zones. Web 3.0 provides an abundance of benefits and opportunities for students, teachers, and parents; although change can be hard, I truly believe implementing Web 3.0 into our education systems will enhance communication and spark innovation.

    Sarah Frantzke (EM203, Spring 2020)

    July 18, 2020 at 2:38 am

  376. I think this article does a great job at explaining how the advancement of technology has affected education. I also think its very relevant that the current COVID-19 situation has caused a shift in the way universities are conducting course work, and I definitely think that a lot of these techniques will be taken forward with us into the future.

    Jasmine Sirohi (EM203 Summer 2020)

    July 18, 2020 at 2:49 am

  377. I thought that she explained the three components well and found it pretty interesting. I think that as time goes on, we have to adjust to technology and shift to different types.

    Nik Rakas

    July 19, 2020 at 10:08 pm

  378. This article made if very easy to understand each education model and put it into a perspective where anyone can appreciate. Unfortunately, some schools are still using the Education 1.0 model, I am very familiar with that model and have become accustomed to doing my best in that model. I wonder how the change in between education models effect students in their learning. Such as, students like me who are used to the education 1.0 model learning in an education 2.0 or 3.0 model.


    July 20, 2020 at 12:57 am

  379. This article addresses the importance of different education models as well as the importance of the advancement in technology. It is important for education systems to continue to adapt education styles, for example, implementing the use of technology to further advance our education.


    November 9, 2020 at 12:22 am

  380. Throughout my undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, I feel as if the Education 1.0 model was in use for the majority of my classes; especially my chosen electives. However, with my required business administration classes, Professors also took an Education 2.0 and 3.0 approach; especially in my final two years of classes. These aforementioned two methods allowed me to learn best.

    Steven Moore

    November 16, 2020 at 7:21 pm

  381. The blog did a great job of providing a simple explanation of Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. As the blog mentioned most schools are still functioning through an Education 1.0 model using essential curriculum. The fact that it does not take into consideration the student interests – the people who benefit from the learning – illustrates a problem. The one-way process of Education 1.0 and Web 1.0 is not fit for the 21st century whereas Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 are. Due to many online classes now, teachers have taken steps toward Education 2.0. I think this should continue to be encouraged and be a turning point for the education system. Hopefully, in the near future, more educational institutions will shift to Education 3.0. Technology should be viewed as a benefit in the education system rather than a threat.


    November 21, 2020 at 7:05 pm

  382. This is an excellent article explaining education models being implemented and the importance of integrating new technology to the classroom. Unfortunately, there are still many classrooms which utilize the Education 1.0 Model, but I feel that with the current COVID-19 situation, there has been an increase in the implementation of the Education 2.0 and 3.0 models which is great. I think it is extremely important that we continue to integrate the use of new technology as we move forward as it only helps students with their learning experience.

    Badar Sahi (EM 203 Fall 2020)

    November 22, 2020 at 1:02 am

  383. This was an interesting article! I am always fascinated by digital transformation and look forward to seeing more and more adaptations of the Web 3.0 model and further technological development in the education system. Our ‘digital footprints’ definitely pose an interesting problem with anonymity on the internet or forgetting to ‘remember the human’ in computer-mediated conversation. In the aftermath of a world-changing pandemic, I believe we will see more and more focus on safe, remote style learning methodologies using digital alternative resources.

    Louis Dinunzio (EM 203 F20)

    November 22, 2020 at 7:54 pm

  384. I completely agree, I think that it is clear that Education approach 1.0 is not used often. With COVID-19 pandemic it is clear that Education 2.0 and 3.0 will be used more often. It’s important for everyone to change the methods in which they teach and study to best fit 21st methods of learning.

    Gurleen Sandhu (EM203 Fall 2020)

    November 23, 2020 at 9:48 pm

  385. I strongly agree with you. I believe we often view technology as a threat to education or damaging our communication skills. But when used well, it can actually be very useful and beneficial for kids.

    Vedant Dave (@EM203vedant)

    November 23, 2020 at 10:46 pm

  386. This article does an excellent job of identifying the aspects of education that are not spoken about enough. When visualizing a typical classroom setting most envision Web 1.0 as this is typically what was and still is used. However, the article emphasizes that as younger generations grow in the education system, the system must adapt to their generational upbringing. Gen Z does not know a world without the internet and has grown up using this tool to communicate their ideas and questions. Therefore, it is important to gradually introduce processes such as web 2.0 and 3.0 to fit with the new generation.

    Genevieve Murray

    November 24, 2020 at 12:39 am

  387. This is a great article that analyzes the different types of education models. I feel like elementary schools and high schools mostly utilize the Education 1.0 Model, whereas universities and colleges utilize the 2.0 Model, and I think that we are slowly progressing to the 3.0 Model with the constant advancement of technology. With COVID-19 forcing students to participate in remote learning, it has even made some elementary school and high school students transition earlier than usual to learning under the Education 2.0 Model. We are in the digital age, so I think that as time goes on, the utilization of Education Models 2.0 and 3.0 will become more common, and eventually Education Model 1.0 could become obsolete.

    Melissa Callender (EM203 - OC3, Fall 2020)

    November 24, 2020 at 3:38 am

  388. This is a very interesting blog that explains the implementation of education models in addition to the importance of technology in those models. With the current COVID-19 situation, we can use these models and see how education systems are more dependent on technology more than ever. The shift went from Education 1.0 to Education 2.0 or 3.0 models in an extremely fast manner. I believe this dramatic change shifted the system drastically very fast, which will have a permanent effect on the future education system. The adaptation to new innovative technology shaped a lot of students to be more dependent on it, which has a very permanent mark on their daily education life, and in the future, this will be more of an asset for them than a disadvantage.

    Khushnudabonu Abdurafikova (EM203)

    November 25, 2020 at 2:14 am

  389. I really enjoyed the explanation of the different education models. Throughout most of my schooling, I have experienced the Education 1.0 model which is still a great way of learning and teaching however, it can be very static at times. I believe that both the Education 2.0 and Education 3.0 models provide students with more engaging and dynamic methods of learning which pair well with our current digital society. With COVID-19 protocols, many educators have been forced to turn to Education 2.0 and Education 3.0 and I believe that due to this, once life returns to ‘normal’, Education 2.0 and Education 3.0 methods will still be present in many classrooms and eventually replace Education 1.0 methods.

    Julia Koutrouliotis (EM203 Fall 2020)

    November 25, 2020 at 4:04 am

  390. This article clearly demonstrates the educational models 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 as well as the importance of improving technology, especially for educational purposes. Through its description of each educational model, I have noticed I have been exposed to the education 1.0 model most of my life. However, the few time’s professors and teachers took an education 2.0 or 3.0 approach, I truly felt like I walked away from a course with knowledge. At this point in time with every child learning online, educational models 2.0 and 3.0 need to continue to be used as well as further developed to promote optimal learning.

    Brooklyn Silveira (EM2O3 fall 2020)

    November 25, 2020 at 6:59 am

  391. I totally agree that Web 3.0 is an interactive way to make learning more fun and unique to target specific learners. The more tools available, the more students can figure out a way that works for them, especially in a digital landscape. So many of the comments prior to 2020 talk about how technology is on the rise, and since the pandemic we know this more than ever before. So many of us, with the director of our professors and teachers have had to become self-directed learners which I know was a challenge for me prior. Since these sources are available and easy to access, I was able to get the hang of it, so teaching this from a young age can teach independence and how to utilize all resources. The most important piece however I think is ensuring that students know how to access the proper information, since the web is full of misleading information or “fake news.”

    Ann Yudashkin (EM203 Fall 2020)

    November 25, 2020 at 7:21 am

  392. This is a really great article. I love the points that were made on education 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. Overall I strongly believe we need to start implementing education 3.0 everywhere as that is the most realistic method in today’s world. We need to stop looking at technology as a threat and instead embrace it and use it to our advantage.

  393. The blog has done a wonderful job of explaining the differences between Education 1.0,2.0, and 3.0. I have grown up in the education 1.0 style of teaching for most of my life, I remember, in high school especially most of the class consisted of writing down what the teacher wrote on the chalk board. Over the past couple of months, I have started to notice a shift to education 2.0 in the style of teaching at Wilfrid Laurier University. This can be caused by the recent pandemic which has forced schools to shut down in order to limit the spread of the virus. In EM203, we are using social media as a platform to interact and learn which is not something, I would have ever expected at the university level. Nowadays, the elementary schools have started to implement more technology in the classroom thereby shifting away from the traditional lecture setting. My younger brother has more assignments due online which require the use of Google Classrooms to collaborate with his peers, this dynamic change at the high school level is highly encouraged. We can see the direct impact technology has on learning, and it has proven to be an aid in the learning process, and great asset for teachers to utilize.

    Arbaaz Syed (Fall 2020 EM203)

    November 26, 2020 at 12:21 am

  394. This post illustrates the current reality currently faced throughout all schools around the world. Many would view technology to be an impediment to learning and would often shy away from it due to the burden of learning and integrating something unfamiliar into their everyday teaching methods. I thought that the image provided for Education 1.0 could not better exemplify the education system of it producing replicas of students. This reminded me of two things I learned back in high school from my English class. 1. The Little Boxes song by Malvina Reynolds talked about people growing up, going to school, working, and then starting a family, but they all came from boxes and all “look the same.” Thus, illustrating how Education 1.0 molds individuals to be rather alike. 2. Sir Ken Robinson’s RSA Animate on Changing Education Paradigms does a great job talking about the issues with our education system. He mentions that “We are getting our children through education by anesthetizing them” and that we should be doing the opposite instead. As a result, we should not be conforming students, but finding a variety of ways to trigger their hidden capabilities through education system formats like 3.0. If it weren’t for this pandemic, I doubt that education systems and workplaces would have had the confidence to transition teaching and working to be more technologically adept or provide diverse learning/teaching alternatives.

    Marina S (EM203 F2020)

    November 26, 2020 at 12:28 am

  395. This article was very clear when explaining the three different models of education. I found that adding visuals for each of the different education methods was very helpful. I firmly believe that education is not just the students learning but the teachers and staff as well. Education should be collaborative, proactive and adapting every year. Adapting with current situations in the world as well as exploring new ways of teaching for teachers as well as learning new ways to learn for students. This can go both ways. I believe with COVID-19 during the 2020 school year, students and teachers have both been tested. COVID -19 has shook an unprepared world and education was hit very hard. Although technology is beneficial and affective in teaching, covid-19 has helped ask questions on remote learning and how affective it is for some students. Although there is no clear method to teach, adapting and learning new ways to teach and even to learn will help both students and teachers in the future.

    Manraj Kooner (EM203 FALL 2020)

    November 26, 2020 at 1:45 am

  396. This article really articulate the shift in the paradigm of education and nicely demonstrated how society and education has evolved over time especially with the advent of ICT and globalization. The challenges and needs of society are changing so therefore education should be designed to meet these challenges especially when it comes to diversity in society, global economy. The role of the students, teachers, content creators and institutions is changing and education should adjust to accommodate these shift.


    January 3, 2021 at 6:35 pm

  397. Unfortunate many countries particularly n Africa and some Asian countries, can not distinguished or explain the type of education they are operating. Thanks for bringing this up. Africa is still practicing education 1.0 or advanced education 10.


    January 18, 2021 at 2:37 am

  398. I really like this article because I completely agree with it. As sad as it is some schools see technology as something that is bad and completely ignores its values. As they tend to continue with their old methods because it is safer and easier to do, however, we can see that web 3.0 has a much better impact when it comes to learning because it allows the student to think for themselves and experience multiple tasks as they go.


    March 22, 2021 at 2:49 pm

  399. Education 1.0 is the exact description of the education I grew up with. Formal testing structures on all the considered “essentials” but I wonder why subjects such as science and math are considered essential? I realize that these subjects are essential in the sense of being a generally educated functioning member of society but I can certainly things of a variety of different subjects that I would consider to be essential on a daily basis in life.

    Bradley Cowan

    March 22, 2021 at 6:08 pm

  400. This article was a great read, I enjoyed reading your three types of education and completely agree. As someone who only saw education 1.0 in high school, seeing education 2.0 really put into perspective how much more knowledge I retain from the use of 2.0 rather than 1.0 personally. I am very excited to see how education 3.0 will be used in the future.


    March 27, 2021 at 8:59 pm

  401. Education 1.0 is the form of education that I used for most of my schooling. While I am still in school, I am seeing more of a transition to education 2.0 and have seen the benefits it presents. This connects back to the effectiveness of connectivism. I am keen to see how education 3.0 will be like.

    Faifoo Le

    March 30, 2021 at 8:01 pm

  402. This post, even though it’s 8 years old has given me a lot to think about as I hope to be an educator.

  403. From my personal experience, Education 1.0 was common growing up. I never questioned the model as a child. However, it is an approach that tends to enhance the power dynamic between teachers and students, minimizing the opportunity for student input. I agree that a major shift needs to occur, not only to make the experience more enjoyable and effective but also to help students develop the capabilities that are valuable in the workforce. Education 3.0 is a much better alternative in which students can gain access to a variety of resources that they use in their everyday lives in a classroom setting, such as personal devices, to enhance their access to different forms of knowledge. This will allow for more diverse information to be taught, increased likelihood of retention and the ability to cater to different learning styles.

    Laura Zillman (EM203 Spring 2021)

    July 17, 2021 at 1:39 am

  404. I found this article very informative as it was able to inform me on Web 1.0,2.0 and 3.0. It also allowed me to realize that Web 1.0 is utilized to a great extend within the school system. It also informed me on how web 2.0 can be used in a business oriented environment. Finally it showed me how Web 3.0 is a constructive approach and allows students to gain access to a variety of resources.


    November 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

  405. This article was very interesting and I agree with many of the points presented. I find it interesting that in todays society, we have been somewhat forced into a Web 3.0 environment due to the worldly events. As a result of this I feel as though people are beginning to see how flexible and beneficial it is. With that being said there are still many places that still use Web 1.0 and 2.0, meaning that maybe not everyone is suited for this change.


    November 17, 2021 at 7:34 pm

  406. I agree very much with the article and how Web 3.0 is a good way to make learning more entertaining. It allows for individuals to gain a more unique learning experience. Not everyone learns the same way, and so, having some control over how you do your work allows learning to be more effective and efficient.

    Dennis Chau (EM203 Fall 2021)

    November 18, 2021 at 7:14 pm

  407. I agree with you! From past experiences teachers and other educators always view technology as a negative aspect when it is in the classroom. When in reality, if it’s used in the correct way, it can greatly benefit all of the learners!

    Ben Caldarone EM203

    November 18, 2021 at 7:17 pm

  408. I found this article to be extremely informative. I am eager to see how Education 3.0 will be and believe that technology is a great tool which we should use to our advantage.

    Ashley Punzalan (EM203 Fall 2021)

    November 20, 2021 at 5:49 pm

  409. After reading the passage, I found it to be very informative about the various types of teaching methods. I also believe that we should be moving towards the Education 3.0 model. As technology continues to revolutionize the world, we will see it become more incorporated into the education system. We already see younger students receiving devices such as laptops and iPads to facilitate their learning. This allows for students to easily collaborate with one another and connect to each other without having to physically be near someone.

    Parmpreet Garcha (EM203 Fall 2021)

    November 22, 2021 at 9:13 pm

  410. This article was very informative and I found it valuable to gather a better understanding of what a classroom might look like as we increasingly integrate technology into our education system. Since we have been relying heavily on tech for education during the pandemic, it seems that Education 3.0 would serve as an extremely beneficial tool for online learners.


    November 23, 2021 at 12:59 am

  411. I found this article to very interesting and informative. I completely agree with what is discussed in this article and Web 3.0 is a better method to utilize in the 21st century due to the variety of resources that could be available to students. While in Web 1.0 enhances the communication between educators and students, it does not promote student input on the content being taught in classrooms. By implementing Web 3.0 in classrooms, educators are allowing students to utilize the resources that are available to them in the 21st century and developing critical thinking.

    Vrusha Shah (EM203)

    November 23, 2021 at 4:39 pm

  412. I really enjoyed reading the points and argument brought up about Education 3.0. I can definitely see technology being a vital part in self learning in and further innovation as many of us have our own interests in learning.

    Gianni Vozikas (EM203 Fall 2021).

    November 23, 2021 at 10:11 pm

  413. Such an interesting read! Definitely agree with you, technology is the future and it’d be great to use it as a positive tool in our learning. I look forward to seeing the prospects of Web 3.0, however, I also do recognize that this development may not be attainable universally.

    Reanisa Mendonca (EM203)

    November 25, 2021 at 3:17 am

  414. Such an interesting article! I believe that the switch to online learning has helped us steer in the direction of web 2.0 and 3.0. Digital technology should be leveraged to allow students to take more ownership of their learning by enabling them to explore their own interests. This would lead to more in depth and engaging classroom discussions.

    Ali (@AlisonEm203)

    November 29, 2021 at 2:33 am

  415. I was mainly familiar with web 1.0 during my childhood, but I am truly excited to see how web 3.0 pans out. The future should hold great things!

    Adebisi (EM203 Fall 2021)

    December 8, 2021 at 7:01 pm

  416. Such an informative article. I completely agree. I think it did a great job explaining and providing an overview of what web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 are. Education needs to be constantly evolving to keep up with how learning evolves in the real world. The accelerated prominence and use of technology in the workforce as of late needs to be reflected in education so current students, and the workforce of the future are prepared. All the information an individual could need is – most of the time – right in their pocket. Students need to learn how the can harness the power of the internet and how to effectively and safely apply it to their learning and everyday lives.

  417. I think education 3.0 should be in all schools! It sounds like an amazing way to learn! I hope more schools start to use this. My experience in school would have been so much more beneficial if the school system was used education 3.0


    March 15, 2022 at 7:10 pm

  418. This article was very interesting! As we all observed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the technological advances that come with education are… mixed. While there was plenty of opportunity to switch to a more virtually concentrated style of learning, it was immensely difficult for some professors and students alike to adjust. Hopefully this experience with entirely online learning will make shifts to higher forms of technology easier!

    Senad (EM203)

    March 15, 2022 at 7:19 pm

  419. Even in 2022, I don’t think schools and learning institutions have adapted to learning 3.0 but it is apparent they should do so. Having the learning environment be one large connected element rather than a fragmented learning space has so naby potential upsides to not only students learning but the entire education system approach as a whole. COVID-19 and online school have shown that having online connected learning environments are possible they just need to be further implemented and explored.

    Wade Genter EM203

    March 17, 2022 at 12:21 am

  420. This article has allowed me to reflect on my past experiences in the education system as the internet was changing throughout my time in school. I can now see the importance of teaching students about the internet and technology with the Web 3.0 in mind. Since I plan to become a teacher in the future, I plan to design creative ways to utilize the internet in their learning in a way that they are able to collaborate and interact with the web and each other.

  421. I thought this article was very well-written and included a lot of insightful information that can be useful everywhere. I do agree that schools today are still implementing the teaching style of Education 1.0, and some classrooms may be progressed enough to include aspects of Education 2.0, but I think that with the way the world is progressing nowadays, Education 3.0 needs to be used a lot more. I don’t think that confiscating cell phones when they are being used in class is a smart move anymore, since there is a lot of helpful resources that can be found online today. As well, though I believe that teachers should still do their job in teaching classes of students, I also believe that no matter the age of the teacher, everyone still has things that they can learn from people younger or older than them. Therefore, I believe that teachers should also allow their students to give their own input on what they think about a certain lecture topic or idea. That way everyone can learn from each other. Due to the new ways of learning that have been introduced in the past couple years due to COVID-19, it has offered me a new perspective on the best ways to learn certain information. I think that nowadays, all schools should learn to incorporate more aspects of Education 3.0 than the other two.

    Rachel Murphy EM203

    March 20, 2022 at 5:58 pm

  422. I thought the article touched on many good points, as someone who was in elementary school and high school from 2010 to 2019 most of my learning was done with the Education and Web 1.0 style and as we moved closer to 2019 it slowly started shifting to the Education and Web 2.0 style. While I do think that Education and Web 3.0 would be great to implement and help out a lot of students, at this point it might not be feasible. One of the points the article touches on is how technology can be useful for students in engaging their learning rather than an Education and Web 1.0 approach. While I do agree with this, many students in elementary and high school will often get distracted by the technology and this will result in little learning actually occurring. This is one of the challenges schools face as there’s only one teacher that has a class of 20-30 students which makes it hard to control all of them in an environment where they are left on their own like the 2.0 and 3.0 systems. A 1.0 system works much better because of the controlled environment, although it might not be feasible today with advancing technology perhaps in the future the 3.0 system might be more feasible.


    March 22, 2022 at 12:18 am

  423. As someone who is just completing their undergrad in 2022, I am just starting to see my profs move from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and even then some of my (generally) older profs are very hesitant to change the way that they have been lecturing, some of them for the past decade. I think the pandemic did a lot to move education from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 but I think a shift to using Web 3.0 could make huge beneficial changes in the education system for all levels of students from pre-K to masters.


    November 16, 2022 at 7:31 pm

  424. This article made me think more about how learning is done in regards to the internet. It was well written and I appreciated the diagrams and charts to engage the reader. I think that schools and educators are still hesitant to switchover to Education 3.0, and stuck in Education 2.0. It is too bad because I believe that using the 3.0 way would be extremely beneficial to students learning and promote growth in the educators and the students. I will be curious to see how it has changed a couple years after I have graduated.


    November 22, 2022 at 3:39 am

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