Social software and learning

A quick post from the Information Literacy Weblog alerts us to an interesting report from Future Lab:Social software and learning. FutureLab stands apart for the level of innovation in their work in education.

This paper is one of the best papers I have read about social software and learning. The issues raised are significant, and grounded in the understanding that there is "a shift in the nature of knowledge and how knowledge is being created and organised." There are "new ways of working, living and learning outside of school. We see the emergence of new forms of interaction mediated by technology." As is to be expected from FutureLab, the paper is comprehensive, easy to follow, and for those new to the ideas, the paper provides explanations of the terms, commentary, useful links & references.

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Link to FutureLab and the publication here.

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