Social software for life-long learning

Ralf Klamma*, Mohamed Amine Chatti, Erik Duval, Hans Hummel, Ebba Thora Hvannberg, Milos Kravcik, Effie Law, Ambjörn Naeve, Peter Scott

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Abstract

Life-long learning is a key issue for our knowledge society. With social software systems new heterogeneous kinds of technology enhanced informal learning are now available to the life-long learner. Learners outside of learning institutions now have access to powerful social communities of experts and peers who are together forging a new web 2.0. This paper reviews current work in pan-European initiatives that impact upon life-long learning via views of professional learning, learner competence and social networking. It seeks to provide an overview of some of the critical research questions for the interdisciplinary field of social software research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-83
Number of pages12
JournalEducational Technology and Society
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Other keywords

  • Blogs
  • Learning networks
  • Life-long learning
  • Social software

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