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Cloudworks: social networking for learning design.

By Gráinne Conole, Juliette Culver, Perry Williams, Simon Cross, Paul Clark and Andrew Brasher

Abstract

Why do some social networking services work and others fail? Can we apply the best of\ud Web 2.0 principles to an educational context? More specifically can we use this as a means\ud of shifting teaching practice to a culture of sharing learning ideas and designs? Can we\ud harness the potential of technologies to create more engaging learning experiences for\ud students? These are the key questions this paper addresses. We describe how we are using\ud the concept of ‘object-orientated social networking’ to underpin the creation of a social\ud networking tool, Cloudworks, for sharing learning ideas and designs.Post-prin

Topics: Learning design, social objects, social networking, Cloudworks
Publisher: Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/9782

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