Title: Case study in using Web 2.0 tools by Greek educators

Authors: John Vrettaros; Alexandros Tagoulis; Niki Giannopoulou; Athanasios Drigas

Addresses: Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Net Media Lab, N.C.S.R. Demokritos, Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou and Neapoleos 27, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece ' Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Net Media Lab, N.C.S.R. Demokritos, Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou and Neapoleos 27, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece ' Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Net Media Lab, N.C.S.R. Demokritos, Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou and Neapoleos 27, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece ' Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Net Media Lab, N.C.S.R. Demokritos, Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou and Neapoleos 27, Agia Paraskevi, 153 10, Athens, Greece

Abstract: During the pilot training of Greek educators on the educational exploitation of Web 2.0 tools and their use in classroom, or in distant courses, an empirical study was at the same time realised. This empirical study's main purpose is to investigate if Greek educators with the appropriate training, and due to the changes that the training brings, e.g., increase of self-efficacy, familiarisation, practical implementations, can use Web 2.0 tools in classroom. For this purpose, the Greek educators were introduced and trained in the use of social software tools, such as Facebook, blogs, YouTube and wikis. This paper presents the results of the study.

Keywords: empirical study; Web 2.0; e-learning; social software; wikis; blogs; YouTube; Facebook; semantic web; social media; Greece; education; electronic learning; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSHC.2012.053161

International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing, 2012 Vol.1 No.4, pp.363 - 374

Available online: 07 Apr 2013 *

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