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Path of Podcasting: The Zen of Social Computing, Continued
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, , Penn State, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Letting go is contrary to the nature of many teachers. It is as if they believe that no learning happens unless it is carefully orchestrated by themselves. Students, on the other hand, may learn more spontaneously. Vygotsky emphasized the idea that people learn within their cultural and social contexts. His "teacher" allowed students to go through a process of discovery and self-initiated exploration. Today, technology provides the context and students use this context to learn in their own way or ways; hence, social computing. With a set of pre-defined learning outcomes mandated by the institution, it is no surprise that instructors try to force learning and regulate knowledge, but the product is not necessarily true learning. This presentation will discuss strategies for creating a meaningful learning environment, using the tools of social computing to encourage exploration and foster deeper learning.

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Williams, V. & Williams, B. (2007). Path of Podcasting: The Zen of Social Computing, Continued. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1913-1915). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 9, 2019 from .

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