TEL Communities

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TEL Communities
Definitions: Theoretical background relevant to technology facilitated social learning
Research evidence: Systematic literature reviews on the theme of technology facilitated social learning

Example student posts

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Active Blended Learning in practice

The learning events are composed of three parts: Pre Task, F2F session, Post Task. The aim is for a seamless blend of formal and informal learning with an emphasis on making and doing.

The combination of blogs and online communities can provide greater scope for learning together, and for sharing resources and ideas. At the same time they allow students to create online spaces that reflect their own personalities.

In this example, students are learning through creative experimentation with technology and interacting with content through the production of digital artifacts such as Skitch and Prezi. Reading is embedded into these active tasks which result in shared student-generated content. Peer and tutor comments within the community establish channels of online interaction. The resulting content is used as the ‘tutor presentation’ introducing the F2F session, bringing the online and F2F components together.