COLLABORATION - Web 2.0 & Discipleship

Man working on a tablet

The internet is the defining catalyst for entry into the network era, so great is its impact on our lives. 

It has changed so much of our way of being, but perhaps one of the greatest changes it has made is in the field of learning. The ability to gain access to almost any piece of information we know - from almost anywhere.

Web 2.0 is a term used to describe the changes in website languages that increased collaboration with other users, rather than users just being passive observers of content.
As well as web pages, this also includes many web 2.0 tools that have been created with the express idea to enhance learning. These include blog authoring tools, social collaboration tools, content curation tools and many more.

Every year, one of my favorite bloggers (Jane Hart) creates a list of the top 100 tools for learning, as voted by her readers. Between now and the next blog post, i highly recommend taking a look at the list. Which tools are you already familiar with? Which ones do you think might be useful?

This emphasis on social collaboration has large impacts on discipleship

Theology was never supposed to be something created in a vacuum - something that an individual carries out by themselves. 

The bible was never supposed to be read alone. 

The discipleship journey was always a journey surrounded by others.

Over the next few blog posts we will be looking at the use of web 2.0 tools to enhance our learning, and draw us deeper into discipleship in a digital age.

May we realise the importance of collaboration, may we engage with the wealth of information at our fingertips, and may we help one another on this discipleship journey

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