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Online learning communities and social software: a mentoring approach to 21st century skills

Keegan, H and Mendes Da Costa, C 2009, Online learning communities and social software: a mentoring approach to 21st century skills , in: EDULEARN 2009, 6-8 July, Barcelona, Spain.

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Abstract

The rise of social software, often termed Web 2.0, has resulted in heightened awareness of the opportunities for creative and innovative approaches to learning that are afforded by network technologies. 21st century learning demands new pedagogies, where the role of the tutor shifts from being the sole provider of knowledge to that of a guide, or mentor. This paper describes an online mentoring approach to training teachers in the use of Web 2.0 technologies using a range of social technologies, through the EU-funded VITAE project. We explore mentoring in an intercultural community, focusing on issues surrounding sustainability, multilingualism, mentoring in practice and organisational challenges.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: innovation, 21st century skills, social software, mentoring, learning communities, learning technology, web 2.0, education, pedagogy, culture
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > T Technology (General)
Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Virtual Environments & Future Media Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: EDULEARN 2009 Conference Proceedings
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: HL Keegan
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 10:14
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:02
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2798

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