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ERIC Number: EJ830793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1726
Supporting Self-Organized Learning with Personal Webpublishing Technologies and Practices
Sharma, Priya; Fiedler, Sebastian
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v18 n2 p3-24 Mar 2007
In this paper, we suggest that self-organized learning can be supported through emergent and informal Web technologies and propose that these technologies can be used to encourage similar practices in higher education. Self-organized learning aims at increasing individual control over instructional functions through a process that involves recording thoughts, returning, and reflecting on thoughts, and then engaging in learning conversations with self and others about one's own learning. These types of learning conversations are visible in the informal community surrounding personal Webpublishing. Our purpose is to discuss specific practices that support such interactions and show how the integration of Webpublishing in higher education can increase learner emancipation and independence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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