everything 2.0? social software, emergent learning spaces and the ethics of web 2.0 Dr Steven Warburton King’s College London Fellow: Centre for Distance Education [email_address] http: //warburton . typepad .com
a range of bloggers from enthusiastic (20%) to occasional (30%) to non existent (50%)
similar to other reported studies: Walker 2003; Brooks, Nichols and Pribe 2005; Kruger 2005; Ramsden 2006.
blog posts contained indicators of social presence yet they were often marked by formal (and lengthy) commentaries on the course materials
a marked resistant by students to blogging in contrast to prolific blogging by the course tutors
disrupted spaces VLE/institution: formal internet and social software: informal educational blogs (social software): an emergent learning space blurring the boundaries between formal and informal traditional student (resistant) negotiation of meaning net generation?