What are Web 2.0 Competences and Why are They Important? – A Proposal to Enrich ePortfolio Standards

Hedia Mhiri Sellami [hedia.mhiri@tunet.tn], High institute of management of Tunis, Tunisie


The changing nature of students leads to take into consideration the strength of emerging learning environments which lie in the use of Web 2.0 tools, of the serious games, of the social networks, etc. The challenge is to recognize and spread valuable student competency and artifacts associated to these non formal environments which are not dependent on a course addressed to university students. This paper focuses on the importance on Web 2.0, on MOOC, etc and on the ePortfolio’s use to support the students learning in these non formal environments. To emphasize this we propose to enrich the ePortfolio’s structure by adding an item dedicated to the associated artifacts. The paper introduces the importance of the competences and the artifacts related to these non formal environments. The lack of items associated with the ePortfolio in current standards is also studied. Considering such an item in the ePortfolio’s structure may replace the “Googling” process because the hiring managers generally use the internet to have an idea about the candidates.

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e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, MOOCs, information and communication technology, collaborative learning, internet, learning management system, LMS, interaction,

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