Tuesday, April 28, 2009

HCI & Web 2.0 Lingo

In the human computer interaction (HCI) field there is a debate between the psychologists and the computer scientists about whether the human should be put before the computer (HCI) or the computer before the human (CHI) Norman .  Norman claims that HCI emphasizes the human and reminds designers that the computer should serve and work for the human.  

In a similar fashion Ray Rose in his eLearning Evangelist  blog claims we should "do away with Web 2.0 in education" and instead replace it with the term "Learning 2.0".  Like Norman, Rose is careful with his language in order to put the emphasis on education and learning rather than the tools that will inevitable change.

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