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Cloudworks: Social networking for learning design

Conole, Grainne and Culver, Juliette (2009). Cloudworks: Social networking for learning design. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(5) pp. 763–782.

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Abstract

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? This paper describes a new social networking site, Cloudworks, which aims to provide a mechanism for sharing, discussing and finding learning and teaching ideas and designs. We describe the development of the site and the key associated concepts, 'clouds' and 'cloudscapes'. We provide a summary of recent activities and plans for the future. We conclude by describing the underpinning theoretical perspectives we have drawn on in the development of the site and in particular the notion of 'social objects' in social networking and a framework for 'sociality' for transforming user practice online.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
ISSN: 1449-5554
Keywords: cloudworks; clouds; social networking; web 2.0; learning design
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 18873
Depositing User: Grainne Conole
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 15:31
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 03:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18873
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