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Virtual Learning Commons: Designing a Social University PROCEEDINGS

, , University of Manitoba, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The Virtual Learning Commons (VLC) is a project initiated by the Learning Technologies Centre at the University of Manitoba, in response to the changing interests and needs of learners entering higher education. Learning, conceived as a social activity occurring in the wider context of an integrated academic setting, requires myriad support functions. Integrating centralized learner resources, within a social context, provides the foundation of the VLC's focus on meeting the needs of students with a different world view and theory of technology, content, and connectivity. Functionality from popular social networking sites, like MySpace and Facebook, is combined with the shared “to do's” of 43 Things, and tutorials and learner help resources.

Citation

Siemens, G. & Tittenberge, P. (2007). Virtual Learning Commons: Designing a Social University. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3782-3789). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .

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