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Author Kear, Karen Lesley, 1957-

Title Online and social networking communities : a best practice guide for educators / Karen Kear
Published New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 204 pages) : illustrations
Series Open and flexible learning series
Open & flexible learning series.
Contents Open and Flexible Learning Series; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Case Studies; Series Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Learning in Social Networks; Collaborative Learning Online; Concepts of Community; Tools for Online Communities; Terminology; Overview of the Book; 2 Theories of Learning in Online Communities; Theories of Learning; The Behaviourist Perspective; The Cognitive Perspective; The Constructivist Perspective; Situated and Authentic Learning; Communities of Practice; Social Aspects of Online Learning Communities; Online Community
Summary Online and Social Networking Communities is a professional guide written for educational practitioners and trainers who wish to use online communication tools effectively in their teaching. Focusing on the student experience of learning in online communities, it addresses 'web 2.0' and other 'social software' tools and considers the role these technologies play in supporting student learning and building learning communities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communication in learning and scholarship -- Technological innovations.
Online social networks.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203842731 (electronic bk.)
9780203842737 (electronic bk.)