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Constructing Their Learning: A Case Study of the Implementation of Social Bookmarking to Improve Student Learning and Collaboration with a Cohort of Engineering Students Learning in a Second Language Environment.
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, Dubai Men's College -Dept. of Learning Innovation., United Arab Emirates

Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Abstract: In a paper at Global Learn 2010 the author used web 2.0 social bookmarking tools (Diigo and Ning) as a way to transform a course from a knowledge transfer model to one in which students construct their understanding in a socially collaborative environment. This change is underpinned by the considerable evidence in the academic literature to support the argument that learning is a social activity. This paper examines the challenges and successes of broadening and extending that approach across a wider range of students from different disciplines. It will examine the extent to which students shared resources, discussed their learning and collaborated and whether they generated their own content. It will consider the difficulties faced and how, if possible, they were overcome, it will consider the extent to which it was possible to move learning beyond the formal constraints of the classroom to a more flexible, mobile and informal approach.

Citation

Curcher, M. (2011). Constructing Their Learning: A Case Study of the Implementation of Social Bookmarking to Improve Student Learning and Collaboration with a Cohort of Engineering Students Learning in a Second Language Environment. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 1031-1036). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 20, 2019 from .

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