16 Sep 2006

Social Software and Learning

This paper from futurelab.org.uk focuses on the growing role of social software in education. Key attributes of social software in relation to education are that it:

  • Delivers communication between groups
  • Enables communication between many people
  • Provides gathering and sharing resources
  • Delivers collaborative collecting and indexing of information
  • Allows syndication and assists personalisation of priorities
  • Has new tools for knowledge aggregation and creation of new knowledge
  • Delivers to many platforms as is appropriate to the creator, recipient and context
For all buzzword junkies see on page 11: "From e-learning to c-learning". Better have a look to the annotated links section in the appendix.

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