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Understanding the Issues and Benefits of Social Software

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

Peer learning using asynchronous discussion systems in distance education

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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

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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

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

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity

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

Web 2.0 And Independent Learning

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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

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