Blending learning in a web 2.0 world

Gary Motteram, Pete Sharma

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This article explores the role that Web 2.0 technologies can play in enhancing language learning development in a blended world. It will argue that technologies are not enough on their own to make a difference, but that teachers bring a particular understanding of language and the needs of their learners to the creation of suitable activities. It will show that the use of technologies is also changing our understanding of the profession of language education and that sociocultural theory can help us understand why this is occurring. Blended learning as a type of classroom activity will be explored showing how different definitions may be interpreted in the classroom context. The types of blended activities that can be used are illustrated through three vignettes. ©International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society 2009.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-96
Number of pages13
JournalAustralian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Blended learning
  • Sociocultural theory
  • Teacher decision-making
  • Web 2.0


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