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Using Web 2.0 for learning in the community

Author: R Mason; F Rennie
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:The Internet and Higher Education, v10 n3 (2007): 196-203
Database:Copyright 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
Other Databases: ArticleFirstBritish Library SerialsERIC
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This paper describes the use of a range of Web 2.0 technologies to support the development of community for a newly formed Land Trust on the Isle of Lewis, in NW Scotland. The application of social networking tools in text, audio and video has several purposes: informal learning about the area to increase tourism, community interaction, 'ownership' of the Trust's website and pride in the local landscape. The paper  Read more...
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: R Mason; F Rennie
ISSN:1096-7516
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 442513285
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This paper describes the use of a range of Web 2.0 technologies to support the development of community for a newly formed Land Trust on the Isle of Lewis, in NW Scotland. The application of social networking tools in text, audio and video has several purposes: informal learning about the area to increase tourism, community interaction, 'ownership' of the Trust's website and pride in the local landscape. The paper provides background theory related to informal learning and Web 2.0 technologies and describes an innovative application of them to a sparsely populated rural community.

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