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Online and Social Networking Communities By Karen Kear (The Open University, UK)

Online and Social Networking Communities by Karen Kear (The Open University, UK)

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Online and Social Networking Communities Summary

Online and Social Networking Communities: A Best Practice Guide for Educators by Karen Kear (The Open University, UK)

Online and Social Networking Communities is a professional guide written for educational practitioners and trainers who wish to use online communication tools effectively in their teaching. Focusing on the student experience of learning in online communities, it addresses 'web 2.0' and other 'social software' tools and considers the role these technologies play in supporting student learning and building learning communities.

The guide offers:

  • real-world case studies and quality research
  • must-have lists of useful resources
  • guidance on building and supporting online learning communities
  • discussion of how collaborative learning can be assessed
  • coverage of wikis, forums, blogging, instant messaging, Second Life, Twitter, desktop videoconferencing and social networking sites such as Facebook.

Online and Social Networking Communities helps educators and trainers develop a critical approach by exploring online learning from both the student's and educator's perspective. This practical guide provides the tools to help develop confident and thoughtful online educators, able to create successful and enjoyable learning experiences for their students.

About Karen Kear (The Open University, UK)

Karen Kear is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication and Systems Department, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Theories of learning in online communities

3. Tools for online learning communities

4. Benefits and problems of online learning communities

5. Too much information

6. Feeling connected

7. In real time

8. Assessment for learning in online communities

9. Supporting online learning communities

Additional information

GOR003730814
9780415872478
0415872472
Online and Social Networking Communities: A Best Practice Guide for Educators by Karen Kear (The Open University, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2010-12-09
210
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