How We Use the Web: Evolving
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II. Interactive educational
III. Interactive conversation
IV. Interactive conversation
(teacher and student authoring)
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Evolving Web Principles, 2001)
1. The Web is a rich source of materials. It provides,
to anyone having access to it, a wealth of information,
ideas, and perspectives orders of magnitude greater than was
previously available to even the richest and most powerful
2. The disorder of the Web is one of its greatest virtues.
As a fundamentally decentralized system of information exchange,
it makes available, to a much greater degree than any prior
human institution, the widest possible array of information/ideas/perspectives
in a diversity of forms which, for the first time, approximates
the diversity of human users.
3. The Web makes possible a revolution in "education"
in the broadest sense, by making available to all human
beings not only information/ideas/perspectives, but also "experiences",
of a kind which individuals can themselves learn from, rather
than being told about.
4. The interactivity of the Web is perhaps its most
important characteristic. For the first time in human history,
it is becoming possible for all humans to play an active
role in world-wide cultural and intellectual interchange.
This means not only that everybody's ideas/perspectives can
be made available, but also that people can develop their
ideas and perspectives in extensive interaction with other