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What we mean by Networked Learning

Page history last edited by Philippa Levy 14 years, 7 months ago

New information and communications technologies (ICT) offer a wide range of opportunities for supporting and facilitating blended and fully distance learning approaches to inquiry-based learning (IBL).  Blended approaches combine the use of technology in and beyond the classroom with face-to-face interaction.  Using technology to support IBL also develops students┬┤ ICT skills, and enables the creation of shareable digital learning designs and resources. We use the term `networked learning┬┤ to highlight the benefits of the different connections afforded by ICT: connecting students with students, students with tutors, and learning communities with their learning resources (this is based on the definition of networked learning that was coined by Peter Goodyear and colleagues at Lancaster University). Tools such as blogs, wikis, social networking software and virtual worlds also enable connections with learners and citizens outside the boundaries of an individual institution.

 

This information is based on material on the CILASS website.

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