Beyond distance and time constraints: Applying social networking tools and Web 2.0 approaches in distance education

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Lee, Mark J. W. and McLoughlin, Catherine E.. (2010). Beyond distance and time constraints: Applying social networking tools and Web 2.0 approaches in distance education. In pp. 61 - 87 Athabasca University Press.
AuthorsLee, Mark J. W. and McLoughlin, Catherine E.
Abstract

Toyota's competitive advantage: Path dependency, dynamic capabilities and sources of inimitability - A contrastive study with NissanThis chapter assesses the value of Web 2.0 and its constituent social software tools in enhancing learning opportunities for distance students and addressing the traditional problems of distance education by enabling a greater sense of presence, community building, and participation. With reference to a number of examples of current innovative practices of distance educators, the chapter also outlines the transformative value of these emerging digital technologies, and signals emergent forms of learning and teaching that make use of the affordances of the new tools. The chapter focuses on three considerations that the authors believe are needed to effectively capitalize on the new possibilities of Web 2.0: (1) the use of social networking tools to build social presence; (2) the reconceptualization of the design approaches used to create and implement e-learning activities in distance education contexts; and (3) the consideration of pedagogical strategies used to support distance learners.

KeywordsEducational Technology and Computing;--Higher Education;--Teaching and Instruction Technologies;--Pedagogy
Page range61 - 87
Year2010
PublisherAthabasca University Press
Place of publicationCanada
ISBN9781897425763
Research GroupSchool of Education
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