Blogging & Social Networking – Some thoughts about the social and educational potential for distance learning students

Embedded is the presentation that I gave today to a group of distance learning teachers at the Univeristy. It tries to give a brief overview of some of the lit related to this area and to start some discussion about how these technologies can be used in their learning designs. It will be interesting to … More Blogging & Social Networking – Some thoughts about the social and educational potential for distance learning students

A network is born – First intake sessions on ResearchConnect – Social Networking platform for Researchers at the University of Manchester

Well what can I say? After a summer of installing ELGG, tweaking and theming and generally crafting (beating) the software into a usable, corporately recognisable application, today we threw open the virtual doors to ResearchConnect. The scope of the project has expanded somewhat from it’s initial inception as a platform for PhD students from two … More A network is born – First intake sessions on ResearchConnect – Social Networking platform for Researchers at the University of Manchester

Using student-owned technologies in educational ict

This article by Scott Wilson of CETIS succintly analyses the concept of PLE’s in terms of ‘what they could be’ and ‘why they should be’. In my role I think that it would be interesting to try and deliver elearning through various non institutional applications inlcuding social networking, blogs, instant messaging, RSS (inlcuding communal RSS … More Using student-owned technologies in educational ict

Current UKGrad Social Learning Projects

The following links show the current UKGRAD funded social learning projects. London Sch. of Econ. & Political Sci., Univ. of London (LSE) Description: LSE-PhD Net: a virtual and social network for PhD students http://www.grad.ac.uk/practice/146 Institute of Education, University of London Description: A web presence that provides news, links and a personal space for PGRs studying … More Current UKGrad Social Learning Projects