Social software and the emergence of control

Jon Dron

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Abstract

Social software, such as blogs, wikis, tagging systems and collaborative filters, treats the group as a first-class object within the system. Drawing from theories of transactional distance and control, this paper proposes a model of e-learning that extends traditional concepts of learner-teacher-content interactions to include these emergent properties of the group. It suggests that this feature of social software can facilitate an approach to e-learning that is qualitatively different from and capable of significantly augmenting traditional methods. It goes on to explore some of the dangers and issues that need to be addressed in order for this new model to fulfill its promise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2006)
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventThe 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2006) - Kerkrade, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceThe 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2006)
Period1/01/06 → …

Keywords

  • Social software, e-learning, online learning

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    Dron, J. (2006). Social software and the emergence of control. In The 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2006)