Open, Social and Participatory Media

  • Gráinne Conole
Part of the Explorations in the Learning Sciences, Instructional Systems and Performance Technologies book series (LSIS, volume 4)


This chapter considers the impact of new, open, social and participatory technologies on education and in particular how they are changing learning and teaching practices. It will consider their fundamental characteristics and look at the implications for learners, teachers and institutions. It argues that the impact on practice can be both positive and negative and that as a consequence educational institutions need to develop new policies and strategies to take account of these. This chapter considers the new forms of user behaviour that are resulting and provides examples of ways in which they are being used to support teaching and learning.


Virtual World Social Networking Site Social Entrepreneurialism Learn Management System Voice Over Internet Protocol 
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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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