Report: Using Social Networking (Web 2.0) in HE

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: