1. Social software is valuable in enhancing and enriching knowledge sharing, capability development and the teaching and learning experience and should be seen as ‘another tool’ in the organisation’s and VET practitioner’s toolkit.
2. The successful use of social software relies on a spirit of openness and a willingness to share and collaborate as well as an enabling culture , both within the organisation and the classroom environment.
3. The ‘Net Gen’ is a significant client group of the future. It is critical that VET is able to provide them with enriching learning experiences and this will require the use of social software in some form. Other drivers, including economic drivers, may lead to a broader application of social software across the VET demographic.
4. Like email, social software may well become ‘ ubiquitous ’!