The Learning Technologies conference takes place on 28 and 29 January 2009 at Olympia in London. and I've just completed the third of a 3-part article for the Conference edition of the Inside Learning Technologies magazine.
The three-part article is called Social Media & Learnng. In the first part
of the article (that appeared in the November 2008 edition) I discussed three types of social media tools: social
bookmarking, social file sharing and social networking services.
part two of the article (that appeared in the December 2008 edition) I considered micro-blogging services,
like Twitter, and their use for personal and informal learning,
professional networking and as an alternative learning channel.
final part I take a broad look at collaborative working and
learning. As there are a number of ways that people can
“collaborate” to work and learn together, I look at 12 types of collaborative
activities/scenarios and some suggestions of tools to support them:
- Collaborative brainstorming and mindmapping
- Collaborative diagramming
- Collaborative authoring
- Collaborative reviewing
- Collaborative reflection
- Collaborative commenting
- Collaborative annotation
- Collaborative productivity
- Collaborative working (spaces)
- Collaborative project management
- Collaborative course design and development
- Collaborative learning (spaces)
If you want to read this article online, you can find it here: Social Media & Learning Part 3: Collaborative Working and Learning.
Or register here for your free copy of the magazine.