Gail Lovely is adamant about the nature and potential of Web-based learning tools. 'Web 2.0 is about trust,' she said at a recent talk. 'It's about sharing and collaborating.' And, she insisted, it's about putting the power to learn and create in the hands of the students.
Technology needs to trickle up, she said, not down. We need to give the most powerful tools to the most vulnerable populations because they are the ones who need it. 'Young learners, non-readers,' she continued, 'need high-speed access, they need animation and graphics and sound. And that's the truth.'"