In the last edition of NewsFeed we highlighted the JISC Podcast: Listening to Students-Changing the Learner Experience, which contained an interview with Sir David Melville, chair of The Committee of Inquiry into the Changing Learner Experience. The Committee have recently published a commissioned report on “A review of current and developing international practice in the use of social networking (web 2.0) in higher education” [Word Doc, 1.4Mb, 141 pages]. The review looks at:
- The areas in which Web 2.0 is being used, including academic and administrative support;
- The drivers to use of Web 2.0 in these areas;
- The issues encountered and the responses made;
- The perceived advantages and disadvantages of Web 2.0 use; and
- Prospective developments in Web 2.0 use.
To support the review the Committee highlights the following relevant activities in this area:
- Web 2.0 technologies for learning: the current landscape –opportunities, challenges and tensions, BECTA
- Learners’ use of Web 2.0 technology in and out of school at KS3 and 4, BECTA
- Student expectations study: Findings from preliminary research, JISC
- Great Expectations of ICT, JISC
- Information behaviour of the researcher of the future, JISC
- Effective use of social software by further and higher education in the UK, Open University (Funded by JISC)
- Learning Literacies for a Digital Age, Glasgow Caledonian University (Funded by JISC)
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