The arrival of technology has transited the path for an increased use of the Web, allowing for access to diverse kinds of information and materials. With this advent of technology, a significant number of distinct technologies have been introduced to assist in human communication and interaction. Since the genesis of Web 2.0 technologies, people all over the world now have the Internet at their finger tips, and can execute communicative acts with little or no difficulty. In educational contexts, Web 2.0 is making great in-roads even though its full effectiveness still needs to be further researched in the said environments. The plethora of didactic technologies offers new and exciting opportunities for students and teachers. Since Web 2.0 is having a profound impact in educational institutions, and is yielding promising results, then there is a very strong possibility that it has the potential to impact significantly on the language learning and teaching process. Bearing in mind the afore-mentioned, this paper seeks to discuss the impact of the Web 2.0 in education and its potential for language learning and teaching.
- web 2.0,
- web 2.0 technologies,
- web 2.0 tools,
- language learning and teaching,
- language teaching,
- language learning,
- information and communication technologies (ICTs),
- computer mediated communication (CMC),
- computer-assisted language learning (CALL),
- mobile-assisted language learning (MALL).
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