Web 1.0 refers to the primary stage in the World Wide Web, which was altogether comprised of Web pages associated by hyperlinks. In spite of the fact that the correct meaning of Web 1.0 is a wellspring of civil argument, it is by and large accepted to allude to the Web when it was an arrangement of static sites that were not yet giving intuitive substance. In Web 1.0, applications were additionally for the most part restrictive.
Web 2.0 is the term given to depict a moment era of the World Wide Web that is centered around the capacity for individuals to work together and share data on the web. Web 2.0 essentially alludes to the move from static HTML Web pages to a more dynamic Web that is more composed and depends on serving Web applications to clients.
Other enhanced usefulness of Web 2.0 incorporates open correspondence with an accentuation on Web-based groups of clients, and more open sharing of data. After some time Web 2.0 has been utilized more as a promoting term than a software engineering based term. Websites, wikis, and Web servicesare all observed as segments of Web 2.0.
Comparison of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0:
Why Use Web 2.0 Tools?
- They support collaboration across time and space.
- They are easily accessible and easy to use.
- Many people already have a comfort level using them.
- They are low-cost (sometimes even free).
- They do not require much IT support.
- They have very little “downtime.”
- Because they are inexpensive and easy to use, there is little risk in trying them.
Benefits of Web 2.0
- Available at any time, any place.
- Variety of media.
- Ease of usage.
- Learners can actively be involved in knowledge building.
- Can create dynamic learning communities.
- Everybody is the author and the editor, every edit that has been made can be tracked.
- User friendly.
- Updates in wiki are immediate and it offers more sources for researchers.
- Provides real-time discussion.