The role of the Internet and digital tools in higher education are incontestable at the beginning of the 21st century. The technological development creates quick changes in this area. Due to the globalized environment and the innovations in IT, the participants of the educational system have to face new challenges. New questions and problems are appearing that need to be solved. How do the changes of technological opportunities and needs transform higher education? Is it possible to use web 2.0 applications for education? How and to what extent should digital tools be inserted into education? The paper and the related research attempt to discover the the opinion of teachers and students about web 2.0 Web 2.0 applications’ learning / teaching purposes. Could these tools be used in education to contribute to individual and collective knowledge building? Scientific studies show that students’ habits of using Internet are not homogenous. Teachers require different attributes, they need a different kind of higher education. The survey also seeks to discover what the real differences are between different generations’ attitudes toward learning and Internet usage.
Dr Pankász Balázs is Assistant Professor at University of Pécs, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Education and Regional Development in Hugary (email@example.com).