Saturday, January 18, 2020

Guide to social e-learning

The Australian Flexible Learning Framework's Guide to Social e-Learning provides practical guidance and tips from e-learning practitioners, including a keynote podcast from Anne Bartlett-Bragg. Thanks...

Harnessing Social Networks in Universities

Guess, A. (2008) Social Networks, the Next Educational Tool? Inside Higher Education, Nov. 1 A study conducted this year at Arizona State University sought to...

Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past?

Kop, R. and Hill, A. (2008) Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past? International Review of Research in Open and...

Understanding the Issues and Benefits of Social Software

JISC (2007) Understanding the Issues and Benefits of Social Software HEFC /JISC

Peer learning using asynchronous discussion systems in distance education

Kear, K. (2004) Peer learning using asynchronous discussion systems in distance education Open Learning Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 151-164

The importance of structuring information and resources with shared workspaces during collaborative design learning

Nicol, D., Littlejohn, A. and Grierson, H. (2005) ‘The importance of structuring information and resources with shared workspaces during collaborative design learning’ Open Learning...

The construction of social reality

Searle, J. (1996) The construction of social reality. New York: Simon & Shuster

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity

Wenger, E. (1999) Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity Cambridge University Press

Web 2.0 And Independent Learning

Everyone is getting excited about the new Web 2.0 tools for education (see, for instance, Stephen Downes on e-Learning 2.0.   Indeed, so am...

The Cult of the Amateur

Keen, A. (2007) The Cult of the Amateur New York: Doubleday

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.