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Title: Social Learning Environments created though Action Research
Post by: jo.verrier on January 29, 2008, 08:51:17 PM
schoolbuk.com  (http://www.schoolbuk.com)

schoolbuk.com  (http://www.schoolbuk.com) is a technology that enables desirable practices such as collaborative content creation, peer assessment, formative evaluation of student work, individual as well as group reflection on learning experiences, and up-to-date information regarding changes in collaborative spaces, and can be used in the development of authentic learning resources.

This Social Learning Environment and uses Web 2.0 technologies and can be accessed on a mobile phone, ipod touch, UMPC, laptop or desk top computer.

Visit schoolbuk.com  (http://www.schoolbuk.com) and log in as a guest.  Username: guest Password: guest

Blog

http://www.schoolbuk.com/jo.verrier/blog/  (http://www.schoolbuk.com/jo.verrier/blog/)
A blog is a content development and management technology that enables the interactive and intercreative engagement amongst students and between students and teachers.  The Blog enables desirable practices such as individual as well as group reflection on learning experiences.
The key feature of the blog is the facility for others to interact with what has been posted; creating discussion, and, sometimes friendship.

Workbook
A workbook is a sophisticated content development and management technology that enables students to create e-portfolios and teachers to create interactive e-text books. The workbooks encourage practices such as collaborative content creation; peer assessment; and formative evaluation of students work.
The key feature of the workbook is to facilitate the creation of e-text books for teachers and e-portfolios for students.

Library
A Library is an online e-library where students can access all the e-text books that have been created by teachers that are relevant to their studies.  The library enables teachers to publish their e-text books to specific year groups or teaching groups, enabling collaborative content creation and the development of authentic learning resources.
The Key Features of the Library is the ability of collaborative content creation and the publication of e-text books to specific students.

Locker
Is where students and teacher can upload all their files, ranging from word documents, through to MP4 and movie files.  This not only enables files to be linked elsewhere in schoolbuk.com, but also acts as an online storage of any work create by students and teachers enabling it to be accessed anywhere..
The Key Features of the Locker is the ability to upload a wide range of documents and is online storage for any work created.

Networking
The Networking facility connects students with others who have similar interests and connects teachers to the students that they teach.  Networking enables up-to-date information regarding changes in collaborative spaces and facilitates online contact between students and students; teacher and teacher; student and teachers.

The Key Features of Networking is the facilitation of connecting students and teachers alike.

If you are interested email me on jo@schoolbuk.com


Title: Re: Social Learning Environments created though Action Research
Post by: Jocelyn on February 10, 2008, 10:38:38 PM
Jo -  can you please tell us more about how the site is being used by mobile learners - do you evaluate it?


Title: Re: Social Learning Environments created though Action Research
Post by: jo.verrier on February 12, 2008, 12:26:18 PM
Hi,

I am currently running a project using ipod Touches, with 13 year 11 students to deliver a study skills programme which they access through schoolbuk.

I am monitoring this in several ways, I am looking at pupils grades (termly and final) compared to a control group of students,  I am getting regular feedback from pupils and staff.

It is quite early on in the study, but the feedback about the site is good.


Title: Re: Social Learning Environments created though Action Research
Post by: Jocelyn on March 27, 2008, 10:03:40 AM
We are particularly interested in understanding what and why enhances learning - when you say the feedback is good - is there any sense of what exactly is important to learning?


Title: Re: Social Learning Environments created though Action Research
Post by: Marcin on March 27, 2008, 05:52:57 PM
Visit schoolbuk.com  (http://www.schoolbuk.com) and log in as a guest.  Username: guest Password: guest

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