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Christian Cooper Faculty of the Arts, Thames Valley University Social software http://mercury.tvu.ac.uk/~chi Stimulating creative learning
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Vannevar Bush, 1945
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Abstract “Communities of practice, self reflection and peer critiques have long been an important aspect of learning and teaching in creative arts subjects. With reference to actual practice in HE, Christian will outline how social software applications (chiefly blogs , wikis and social networking sites such as Facebook) are used to support and enrich these aspects of learning.” 25th June, 2008 Social Software - Stimulating Creative Learning
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About the speaker Any talk on social software will be coloured by the background of the speaker… Background in “pure” Computer Science. Subsequently working in creative HE-focus (within an HE/FE institution). TVU: Diverse background & age demographics of students. 25th June, 2008 Social Software - Stimulating Creative Learning
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Hang on… social software? Why am I using the term “social software” rather than “Web 2.0”? Nothing sinister, I just find the term more descriptive of the purpose of such software! Some Web 2.0 software is not reallysocial per se. 25th June, 2008 Social Software - Stimulating Creative Learning
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Hang on… social software? Many of the non-social Web 2.0 technologies are extremely interesting and offer great potential for enhancing learning… e.g. Podcasts Syndication feeds (RSS for instance) …however, I could spend a day talking about it all, and I only have about 40 minutes! 25th June, 2008 Social Software - Stimulating Creative Learning
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Social software So what “social software” are people in education using? It varies – a massive, massive range! Principally, most virtual learning environments contain software tools aiming to facilitate social interaction. Discussion groups and chat fora amongst other tools…nowadays blogs etc. too! 25th June, 2008 Social Software - Stimulating Creative Learning
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Social software The use of social software in supporting teaching is not particularly new… Using forum-based software to foster support communities has been around (and especially in technological subject areas) for several years. …but the Web 2.0 movement has drastically increased the range of software tools available. 25th June, 2008 Social Software - Stimulating Creative Learning
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Social software Commonly used social software: Instant Messaging/chat rooms Bulletin boards (asynchronous): phpbb , etc. Online Journals:
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course ECKOW 123 taught by Professor Riuyt during the Spring '11 term at University of Damascus.

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