Creating a peer-driven learning network in higher education – using Web 2.0 tools to facilitate online dialogue and collaboration

Hanne Westh Nicolajsen, Thomas Ryberg

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Abstract

In recent years there has been a growing interest in adopting social media to support students’ learning within Higher Education. The promises of social media to support learning networks and engage students in more active learning arrangements seem to be an obvious opportunity for university teachers to tap into the rich digital learning ecologies students are already part of. However, while it is well-established that students are heavy users of social media services, such as Facebook, it is equally becoming clear that they are not necessarily well-versed in terms of creating productive learning networks or engaging in web-based activities particularly related to learning or academia (Clark et al. 2009, Luckin et al. 2009). We argue that learning networks based on social media and employed for academic purposes may challenge the traditional norms and practices for both teachers and students within institutionalized learning and therefore need re-negotiation and support.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Architecture of Productive Learning Networks
EditorsLucila Carvalho, Peter Goodyear
Number of pages15
PublisherRoutledgeFalmer
Publication date4 Mar 2014
Pages94-108
Chapter5
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-81655-7, 978-0-415-81656-4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2014

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Keywords

  • Networked Learning
  • productive learning
  • web 2.0
  • learning
  • networks

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Nicolajsen, H. W., & Ryberg, T. (2014). Creating a peer-driven learning network in higher education – using Web 2.0 tools to facilitate online dialogue and collaboration. In L. Carvalho, & P. Goodyear (Eds.), The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks (pp. 94-108). RoutledgeFalmer.
Nicolajsen, Hanne Westh ; Ryberg, Thomas. / Creating a peer-driven learning network in higher education – using Web 2.0 tools to facilitate online dialogue and collaboration. The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks. editor / Lucila Carvalho ; Peter Goodyear. RoutledgeFalmer, 2014. pp. 94-108
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Nicolajsen HW, Ryberg T. Creating a peer-driven learning network in higher education – using Web 2.0 tools to facilitate online dialogue and collaboration. In Carvalho L, Goodyear P, editors, The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks. RoutledgeFalmer. 2014. p. 94-108