Read/WriteWeb has put together quite an interesting article detailing E-Learning 2.0 using Web 2.0 technologies. The article provides an overview of e-learning 2.0, including the leading web apps and sites in the niche, and predictions for its future. It’s awesome to see how all of this Web 2.0 technology stuff is being implemented in such unique, informative ways.
As this article shows, there is a lot of web 2.0 activity in the e-learning space – including from the big Internet companies like Google and Apple. The current era of the Web is all about two-way communication, collaboration and ‘read/write’; and the classroom is an ideal place to utilize these technologies.
Over the course of 20 days in May and June, the community of Webware.com users voted for its favorite Web applications. The winners consist of the top 100 Web apps, 10 in each of 10 categories, determined by Webware readers and the fans of the sites that made the final cut.
There were more than 5,000 nominations for sites to be included in this awards program, which Webware’s editors pruned to a list of 250 finalists. Users then voted on those finalists–there were 489,467 votes cast–to come up with these: Click on the following link to view the top 100 Webware sites for 2007.
Here is a list of the number 1 web applications from their respected categories.
Mobile: Gmail Mobile
Productivity and Commerce: Ebay
Congratulations to all of the web application authors who took the number one spot in their respected category. The winners of the Webware contest will now be able to publish an award logo issued by Webware which will most likely be prominently displayed on the winners website. It will be interesting to see who the winners are next year, considering the amount of change that takes place in a years time.