OST’12: Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning

OST ’12 Open and Social Technologies for Networked Learning
30.July – 3.August 2012
Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

Conference Sponsored by IFIP WG 3.4

In 2011, Tallinn (Estonia) is the European Cultural Capital. In 2012,
Tallinn will host an IFIP open conference on “Open and Social
Technologies for Networked Learning”. Sponsored by IFIP Working Group
3.4 (Professional Education), the conference is jointly organized by
Tallinn University and University of Tampere (Finland).

Confirmed keynotes by Stefanie Lindstaedt (Graz University of
Technology, Austria) and Jari Multisilta (University of Helsinki,
Finland).

Open and Social Technologies play an increasingly important role in
many educational settings. Social technologies are naturally entering
primary, secondary and higher education where they blur the boundaries
between formal and informal learning. Social technologies also enter
the workplaces where they connect learners and bridge the boundaries
between individual learning and organizational knowledge processes.
Not only do these technologies connect learners independent of place
and time, they have also been found to exert emergent properties. For
example, wikis or social tagging environments are increasingly used
for collaborative knowledge construction where new knowledge emerges
from a large scale interaction of individuals. These properties and
their impact on individual, group and organizational learning have
only started to be researched…

[via conference website]

Sebastian Fiedler Submission deadline has been extended to March 12, 2012.

[Sebastian Fiedler]

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