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Saturday, August 02, 2014

First Steps Towards a University Social Network on Personal Learning Environments

Check out this interesting article below, appears in Volume 15, Issue Number 3 (2014), edition of The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.


Dianne Conrad Co-Editor, IRRODL writes, "Social environments and personal learning environments continue to also pique our research interest. Diaz, Martinez, and McMullin, in a Spanish study, put forward the suggestion that social networks can be transformed into learning communities, into rich environments that meet many learner needs." 

First Steps Towards a University Social Network on Personal Learning Environments  
By Verónica Marín-Díaz1, Ana Isabel Vazquez Martinez2, and Karen Josephine McMullin3
1University of Cordoba, Spain, 2University of Seville, Spain, 3Trent University, Canada 


Abstract  
The evolution of the media and the Internet in education today is an unquestionable reality. At the university level, the use of Web 2.0 tools has become increasingly visible in the new resources that professors have been incorporating both into the classroom and into their research, reinforcing the methodological renewal that the implementation of the EHEA has demanded. The aim of this article is to introduce DIPRO 2.0, an educational social network for university professors to develop their training in the area of personal learning environments through collaborative learning and production of knowledge. 
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