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Cook, John; Santos, Patricia – Educational Media International, 2014
In this paper, we argue that there is much that we can learn from the past as we explore the issues raised when designing innovative social media and mobile technologies for learning. Like the social networking that took place in coffee houses in the 1600s, the Internet-enabled social networks of today stand accused of being the so-called…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Help Seeking, Learning Theories, Barriers
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Cook, John; Pachler, Norbert – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Social and mobile technologies offer users unprecedented opportunities for communicating, interacting, sharing, meaning-making, content and context generation. And, these affordances are in constant flux driven by a powerful interplay between technological innovation and emerging cultural practices. Significantly, also, they are starting to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Workplace Learning, Education Work Relationship
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Cook, John; Light, Ann – E-Learning, 2006
The United Kingdom and other governments have demonstrated faith in information and communications technology (ICT) as a means of achieving a participative and inclusive society through various high-profile initiatives. It is also claimed that ICT or e-learning can bring about new patterns of power and participation for excluded learners. In this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Power Structure