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 community post and commentary

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The online community allows for dynamic interaction between tasks, instructors and learners. Here we see a transfer of ideas from the MOOC to practice, as an idea used with university students is adapted for use in Year 2 Primary. There is reflection on the impact of using technology to provide a focus for children’s ideas. One teacher decides to make a drawing of one of the posted images and another reflects on the cross curricular potential of the digital artifact. This illustrates peer to peer knowledge transfer and is a good example of the interplay of talking and making. It also shows the continuous crossover between the real and the virtual worlds.