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Web 3.0 in Education & Research

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Author(s): Rajiv | Manohar Lal

Journal: BVICAM's International Journal of Information Technology
ISSN 0973-5658

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Web 3.0 | Semantic Web | Educational Technology | Online Learning | 3D learning environments | e-learning.

ABSTRACT
The continuous evolution of the Internet has opened unimaginable opportunities and challenges in web based education and learning. The traditional version of web i.e. Web 1.0 started as a Read only medium; the next version Web 2.0 established itself as Read/Write medium. Now the currently evolving version of web, viz., Web 3.0 is said to be a technologically advanced medium which allows the users to Read/Write/Execute and also allows the machines to carry out some of the thinking so far expected only from the human beings. In a short time, Web 2.0 and now Web 3.0 have created new tools and technologies for facilitating web based education & learning. To begin with, this paper discusses some definitions of the Web 3.0, its evolution and characteristics. Next, we have discussed about the possible future Web 3.0 technologies, trends, tools and services that will assist in the areas of online learning, personalization and knowledge construction powered by the Semantic Web.
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