OU Study on Social Software

In recent years, there has been a growing popularity among online users of “web 2.0” sites covering social networking (e.g. Facebook), social bookmarking (e.g del.icio.us) and blogging (e.g. WordPress) to name a few.  Recognising this trend, the OU are now conducting a study on their use within UK higher and further education.  They aim to help the educational community explore the potential benefits and problems of this new technology. 

The plan is to collate data from ten case studies into a report that will be published in early 2009 via the JISC website.

Link: Study on the effective use of social software…


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