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Cloudworks: social networking for learning design

Conole, Grainne; Culver, Juliette; Williams, Perry; Cross, Simon; Clark, Paul and Brasher, Andrew (2008). Cloudworks: social networking for learning design. In: ASCILITE 2008 conference: Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology?, 30 Nov-3 Dec 2008, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/events/ascilite-2008-conference
Keywords: Learning design; social objects; social networking; Cloudworks;
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 13174
Depositing User: Grainne Conole
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 09:52
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 11:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/13174
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