Web 2.0 for the Online Graduate Student: Technology Immersion for Both Curriculum and Residency

  • Anne M. Hewitt Seton Hall University
Keywords: Higher Education, Graduate Education, Web 2.0, Technology Immersion


Technology integration has emerged as the ultimate critical educational challenge for the twenty-first century. Although many universities tout technology immersion in strategic plans, reality suggests that faculty often serve as the key change agents. As online programs increase exponentially, technology best practices become essential for fatly integrating Web 2 .0 learning opportunities. A twelve-year review of a graduate online programs successfal adoption of technology highlights three such best practices: strategic imperatives, embedded technology infrastructure, and program technology infusion plans.