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Study on the effective use of social software by UK FE and HE to support student learning and engagement

Date posted: 01/09/2008

Are you using social software / web 2.0 tools with your students? For example, social networking sites, blogs, wikis, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter … ? If so, the Open University would like to hear from you. They  are most interested in initiatives that have been running for some time (for example, more than one semester) and those which include a reasonable number of students.

They are working on a JISC-funded project to create case studies of social software use in UK higher and further education. The aim is to help the educational community explore the potential benefits - and problems – of this new domain.

The case studies and project report will be disseminated via the JISC web site in early 2009. These resources will be of significant interest to the HE and FE community, and should attract a very wide readership.

If you think your practice might make a suitable case study, please email Dave Roberts (mailto:d.roberts@open.ac.uk) at the Open University. This website has more details about the project: kn.open.ac.uk/public/workspace.cfm?wpid=8655