Essay problem: Select one Web 2.0 platform discussed throughout module two and analyzes the extent to which this platform has changed the manner people collaborate and communicate.
The Web 2.0 platforms specifically described in module two are Delicious, blogs, wikis (in general), The Wikipedia, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. Though, if you have discussed other Web 2.0 platforms throughout the unit in tutorials or on the discussion board, you might select this platform if it is approved by your tutor at least one week before the essay is due.
The word limit for this essay, without the reference list, is 1500 words.
This essay asks you to analyze one of the Web 2.0 platforms that you have been examining in the unit, looking in particular at how that particular platform has changed the manner in which users or participants both collaborate and communicate. Given the context in which you are examining such technologies, it is a good idea to think about how Web 2.0 in general is thought to point out a general shift in the character of online interactions and use such changes to help think about your selected platform. You will be expected to use some of the readings or viewings given in the unit, however you will as well require to seek out suitable secondary material. When choosing helpful secondary material, please make sure you choose credible sources which appropriate for the platform you are addressing and the broader academic context in which you are examining that platform.
Please remember that your essay must comprise a fully formed introduction and conclusion, must be written in paragraph form, must present a clear argument and must meaningfully engage with both readings or viewings given in the unit and comprise credible material from secondary sources. Your essay must follow the APA referencing style. You should clearly point out all references and sources for the material informing your essay using in-text citations and a clearly marked References list at the end of your assignment.
Criteria for Assessment:
Students will be assessed on how well your essay:
• Presents a clear, coherent and brief argument.
• describes understanding of key concepts in the Internet communication and collaboration.
• Relates conceptual understandings to practical implementation of the communication and collaboration tools online.
• Engages critically and meaningfully with relevant unit readings.
• Chooses and incorporates the relevant secondary material.
• Follows conventions of referencing (APA), grammar and expression suitable for academic writing.