JOURNAL OF SOFTWARE (JSW)
ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 4    Issue : 2    Date : April 2009

eLearning 2.0 – Technologies for Knowledge Transfer in European-Wide Network of Schools
Kawa Nazemi, Maja Cukušic, and Andrina Granic
Page(s): 108-115
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Abstract
With the upcoming features of Web 2.0 current eLearning solutions, mostly characterized by single
user and centered data-download, change and develop further. The traditional paradigm of
classroom teaching and learning is broadened towards sharing experiences and knowledge in
word-wide social communities. Furthermore, knowledge capturing in ambient environments gains
more importance and the use of mobile devices has created rich and exciting learning
opportunities. These aspects characterize the socalled eLearning 2.0. Different aspects of this
paradigm shift are presented in this paper and the European Community supported UNITE project
as an application case is offered. The technical aspects of the platform development cycle are
provided and its enhanced eKnowledge repositories are addressed. The UNITE system
implementation in the setting of one of the European-wide network of schools is presented as an
iterative four-stage-process, the achieved results are discussed and future work is proposed.

Index Terms
Web 2.0, eLearning 2.0, knowledge management, e/mLearning implementation process, case
study