Developing student-centered Learning Networks using social technologies
Learning in networks http://unescochair.blogs.uoc.edu/17122008/much-more-about-connectivism/
The key elements of the shift are:
moving the students closer to the centre;
building connections between students as first level mentors/peers/collaborators;
connecting students with learners in other contexts;
encouraging students to access external expertise
Learning in networks http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/1634400073/ Group identification and sense of connection is as critical in the online context as it in face-to-face meetings. The tools of social networking allow the learning network to foster a sense of cohesion and identity.
Social Bookmarking Strategies Read 7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking – http://educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7001.pdf http:// www.diigo.com
Social Bookmarking Strategies Diigo’s Sticky notes are one means of sharing anlaysis and critique
Students building social cohesion and collegial support with their peers.
Students have a personal resource library that is accessible at any WWW access point.
http://www.microsoft.com/liveatedu/ At the beginning of 2010 every student will be given access to Microsoft Live@EDU suite. There seems to be huge potential to tackle different ways of working online. During 2010 Live@EDU will be “linked” with AARNET and materials will not be subject to download quota.