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Social Software and the Emergence of Control

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Social Software and the Emergence of Control
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.
Jon Dron
Added 11 Jun 2010
Updated 11 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ICALT
Authors Jon Dron
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