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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

  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

  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

  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

  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!

  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

  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

  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

  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

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