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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Book announcement & free sample chapter - Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching

Mark J. W. Lee has sent me an introducing to the newly released book below.
This book is a terrific inspirational reading for anyone looking to Web 2.0-Based eLearning.

Edited by:
Mark J. W. Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Catherine McLoughlin, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Educational communities today are rapidly increasing their interest in Web 2.0 and e-learning advancements for the enhancement of teaching practices.
Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching provides a useful and valuable reference to the latest advances in the area of educational technology and e-learning.
This innovative book offers an excellent resource for any practitioner, researcher, or academician with an interest in the use of the Web for providing meaningful learning experiences.


- Web 2.0, social software and their implications for e-learning
- Learner-generated contexts
- Students’ perspectives on personal and distributed learning environments
- Personal knowledge management
- University students’ self-motivated blogging
- Wikis in teacher training and foreign language learning
- Mobile 2.0
- Podcasting in distance learning
- Social networking in tertiary education
- Digital natives and the Net Generation
- Web 2.0 and assessment
- Web 2.0 and professional development of academic staff
- Beyond Web 2.0: Web 3.0

For more information about Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching, and to view the Table of Contents, go to .
On this site you will also be able to read the full text of the Preface of the book, which provides an introduction and thematic overview of the various chapters. You can also download the first chapter of the publication for free from the site.


Mark J. W. Lee is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer with the School of Education at Charles SturtUniversity. He concurrently holds Adjunct Senior Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow appointments with the Distance Education Hub (DE Hub) research institute at the University ofNew England and the Graduate School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Ballarat, respectively. Previously, he worked in a variety of teaching, instructional design, and managerial roles within the private vocational education and higher education sectors. Mark has published extensively in the areas of educational technology, e-learning, and innovative pedagogy in tertiary education, with over 50 refereed publications to his name. He is the immediate past Chair of the New South Wales Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Education Society, a former director of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi), and a former executive committee member of the Open and Learning Distance Association of Australasia (ODLAA). Presently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Impact: Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning, in addition to being on the editorial boards of several other highly reputable international journals. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Australian Computer Society (ACS), and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

Catherine McLoughlin is an Associate Professor with the School of Education at the AustralianCatholic University, Canberra, where she formerly served as Head of School. She also is the coordinator of the Australian Capital Territory branch of the Research Centre for Science, Information Technology and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR). With over 20 years’ experience in higher education in Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Australia, Catherine has experience and expertise in a variety of educational settings, with diverse students and across a wide range of cultural contexts. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), with oversight for the Society’s research strategies and initiatives, and Editor of ASCILITE’s official journal, the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. Last but not least, Catherine is an editorial board member of a number of leading journals, including the British Journal of Educational Technology.

The editors can be contacted via email at .

Thanks to Mark!