Social Networks and Learning

IMPORTANT NOTICE - SEMINAR CANCELLED

This year's Doctoral Seminar has been cancelled due to low registrations. We will be applying for funding to offer scholarship to attend a conference to be held next spring.
Our apologies for those who planned to attend this seminar.
Terry Anderson

Social media and networked technologies have altered the ways in which society communicates, educates and produces. Research into social networks and learning is progressing rapidly. In order to advance the conversation around current and future research, the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University is pleased to sponsor a doctoral seminar on Social Networks in Learning. This year's seminar will be held at Athabasca University in Edmonton from June 20-24 2011.

Seminar topics will include:

  • Characteristics and attributes of learning in social networks
  • Advanced technologies for network formation: augmented reality, place-based social networks, data overlays on physical objects
  • Networked pedagogical models
  • Adaptivity and personalization in learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Openness in education
  • Learning and knowledge analytics
  • Research gaps and needs in social networked learning
  • Research methodologies and agendas

For additional information, please contact Terry Anderson (terrya@athabascau.ca), Jon Dron (jond@athabascau.ca, or George Siemens (gsiemens@athabascau.ca)