Abstract—During the last years, many Web 2.0 technologies
are adopted in various aspects of education. We present a
detailed study of the integration of Web 2.0 tools in education
and attempt to evaluate their contribution in the educational
process. For the assessment of the suitability and effectiveness
of web 2.0 tools in education, we have designed, implemented,
and evaluated a pilot case study for Secondary Education.
Specifically, the study presents the application of a Learning Management System (LMS), called ePhysics that combines Web 2.0 tools such as Blog, Wiki, Social Bookmarking etc. for teaching physics in secondary education.
This implementation was applied in an authentic educational activity in order to support the collaboration between students. The results of this study show that, under appropriate planning, Web 2.0 tools can be used with great success to support real educational activities and provide a very flexible and efficient form of collaborative learning in Secondary Education.
Index Terms—E-learning, learning platforms, secondary education, teaching tools, web 2.0.
J. D. Garofalakis and A. P. Plessas are with the Department of Computer
Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece and with the
Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece (e-mail :
E. V. Lagiou was with the Interdepartmental Course of Postgraduate Studies in “Electronics and Information Processing” at the University of Patras, Greece. She is now with the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: John D. Garofalakis, Eirini V. Lagiou, and Athanasios P. Plessas, "Use of Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching Physics in Secondary Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 6-9, 2013.