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    Social Software

    What is social software?

    “Software which supports, extends, or derives added value from, human social behaviour.” Tom Coates (2003)

    Educational Social Software is “[N]etworked tools that support and encourage individuals to learn together while retaining individual control over their time, space, presence, activity, identity and relationship.” Terry Anderson (2005)

    Five Elements:

    • Small Pieces, Loosely Joined
    • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
    • Virtually Unlimited Resources
    • Learning as an Explicitly Social Endeavor
    • Positive Network Effects

    100+ Ways to Use Social Media for Learning

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