Open social software applications and their impact on distance education
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Ozkan, B. & McKenzie, B. (2007). Open social software applications and their impact on distance education. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 7310-7312). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007
Quebec City, Canada
October 15, 2007
Theo Bastiaens & Saul Carliner
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Social software is defined as a tool that "enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication" whereas open source software is "software whose source code is available under a license (or arrangement such as the public domain) that permits users to study, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form" (Wikipedia, 2007). This presentation is survey of three open source social software programs Elgg, del.icio.us, IHMC CMap Tools, and their possible uses in distance education programs. The authors will discuss features of these programs, their uses, strengths and weaknesses as well as demonstrate some of the examples in that use open social software. The authors believe that discussion and elaboration of the experience on such applications will benefit others who are considering using these programs in their own practices.
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- Web 2.0 Enabled Blended Learning
- Collectives, Networks and Groups in Social Software for E-Learning
- Usage Analysis in Learning Systems
- Assessing Social Ability in Online Learning Environments
- Web 2.0 Technologies for Social and Collaborative E-Learning
- Changing Learning with Mobile, Paperless eBooks.
- Cloud Computing and Mobile Learning Tools in Special Education Courses
- Supporting E-Learning with Technologies for Electronic Documents
- Using social bookmarking to enhance cooperation/collaboration in a Teacher Education Program
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