The article compares social functions and perspectives of family memory in the era of traditional media and that of user generated content through Web 2.0. It focuses on different forms of social interaction and connection facilitated by online photo sharing practices in contrast to the more static practices of printing photographs. The matter concerns interaction of photographs and family memory. The idea is that the photographs posted on the Web are imbedded in communication, especially verbal, differently from the way they were before the era of Web 2.0. They differently shape the space of interpersonal communication and how family members talk about and visually construct the past.
This book presents a course of English for Specific Purposes devoted specifically to the widely-discussed topic Web 2.0. It covers several aspects of online communication ranging from online friendship to business interacions. The activities presented in the coursebook are aimed at developing students’ communicative competence in both written and oral discourse. Web 2.0 includes a variety of authentic articles that arouse interest and provoke discussions. It also presents listening texts based on professional podcasts. Most grammar and vocabulary activities are developed from authentic texts as well.
Web 2.0 can be used at the B2-C1 levels of Common European Famework. The coursebook will help learn and practice the target vocabulary. It will be relevant to those interested in the development of Information and Communication Technologies in general and the Internet in particular.
The aim of the paper is to introduce findings on the project on implementing Web 2.0 resources for collaborative work in National Research University Higher School of Economics. The main objectives of the project were to 1) single out Internet resources aimed at collaboration to suit the purposes of educational programme; 2) determine how much collaborative learning background students have and their attitudes to online and face-to-face collaboration; 3) analyse the students' involvements in collaborative learning activities; 4) research the influence of web-related technologies on willingness to collaborate.