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Social networking for student and staff learning

Thorpe, M. and Greaney, P. (2009). Social networking for student and staff learning. In: EDMEDIA Conference, June 22-26 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Abstract

A project involving university tutors is using social networking tools to enable them to explore their benefits for both updating and knowledge management, and for student learning. The value of a tool such as Delicious for accessing information and developing it through shared tagging and the use of networks was readily seen by tutors, who applied this approach to activities they designed for students. Working together in a defined group using detailed activity guides completed in cooperation by target dates, was essential in moving the group beyond mere registration with particular tools, and into regular use within each tutor's practice. RSS feeds, a closed Facebook group, a project wiki and email have all played specific roles in supporting the group. Resources created by the project, together with advice and examples of social networking tool use generated by these tutors, are feeding forward into continuation of the project with an expanded group of staff.

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Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 26010
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 16:23
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 19:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26010
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