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Towards a social learning space for Open Educational Resources
Ferguson, Rebecca and Buckingham Shum, Simon

PublishedMarch 2012
SeriesCollaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources
Chapter 17, Pages 309-327
PublisherIGI Global
EditorsConnolly, Teresa · Scott, Peter J. · Okada, Alexandra

ABSTRACT
This chapter examines the meaning of “open” in terms of tools, resources, and education, and goes on to explore the association between open approaches to education and the development of online social learning. It considers why this form of learning is emerging so strongly at this point, what its underlying principles are, and how it can be defined. Openness is identified as one of the motivating rationales for a social media space tuned for learning, called SocialLearn, which is currently being trialed at The Open University in the UK. SocialLearn has been designed to support online social learning by helping users to clarify their intention, ground their learning and engage in learning conversations. The emerging design concept and implementation are described here, with a focus on what personalization means in this context, and on how learning analytics could be used to provide different types of recommendation that support learning.


ISBNISBN13: 9781466603004, ISBN10: 1466603003, EISBN13: 9781466603011
DOI10.4018/978-1-4666-0300-4.ch017
URLhttp://www.igi-global.com/chapter/towards-social-learning-space-open/64413
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