A study on the effective use of social software by further and higher education in the UK to support student learning and engagement: final report

The term 'social software' covers a range of software tools which allow users to interact and share data with other users, primarily via the web. Blogs, wikis, social networking websites, such as Facebook and Flickr, and social bookmarking sites, such as Delicious, are examples of some of the tools that are being used to share and collaborate in educational, social, and business contexts. The key aspect of a social software tool is that it involves wider participation in the creation of information which is shared.

This study examined the use of social software in the UK further and higher educ ... Show more

Authors: Minocha, Shailey

Corporate authors: Joint Information Systems Committee (Great Britain) (JISC)

Published: London, England, JISC, 2009

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 115 p.

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