Developing a Web 2.0-based system with user-authored content for community use and teacher education Academic Article uri icon


  • We report on an investigation into the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of an informational and instructional Website in order to generate guidelines for instructional designers of read/write Web environments. We describe the process of design and development research, the problem addressed, the theory-based solution, and the evaluation and testing of that solution. Based on our experience, we then identify sixteen guidelines for future designers and developers of read/write Web-based learning environments. The study demonstrates how read/write Web technologies can be used to address general problems that have intrinsic societal importance; examines implementation of a read/write technology in a real-life context, thereby testing distributed cognitions learning theory; informs the design of similar environments; and provides grounded theory for the design and development of read/write Web learning environments. 2009 Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Cifuentes, L., Sharp, A., Bulu, S., Benz, M., & Stough, L. M.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Cifuentes, Lauren||Sharp, Amy||Bulu, Sanser||Benz, Mike||Stough, Laura M

publication date

  • August 2010