This chapter provides a case study of a social networking site, Cloudworks, which has been developed to provide a space for practitioners to share and discuss learning and teaching ideas. It describes the perceived need for the site, the vision underpinning its development, its functionality and an overview of some of the patterns of user behaviour we are seeing emerging in the site. It applies the community indicator framework (CIF) described in  Chap. 14 to explain these patterns of behaviour.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gráinne Conole
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  1. 1.Beyond Distance Research AllianceUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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