Educational Social Software for Context-Aware Learning: Collaborative Methods and Human Interaction

Educational Social Software for Context-Aware Learning: Collaborative Methods and Human Interaction

Niki Lambropoulos (London South Bank University, UK) and Margarida Romero (University of Toulouse, France)
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Release Date: September, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 332
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-826-0
ISBN13: 9781605668260|ISBN10: 1605668265|EISBN13: 9781605668277
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The emergence of Web 2.0 has triggered a trend towards global online social interactions and has brought sociology into the global interactive picture, creating educational issues relating to individual and social learning for the internalization and externalization of information and knowledge.

Educational Social Software for Context-Aware Learning: Collaborative Methods and Human Interaction examines socio-cultural elements in educational computing focused on design and theory where learning and setting are intertwined. This advanced publication addresses real-life case studies where evaluations have been applied and validated in computational systems.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Context-aware learning
  • E-tutor professional empowerment
  • Educational social software
  • Metacognition
  • Pedagogical transformation
  • Photopublishing
  • Social connectedness among educators
  • Virtual university classroom
  • Web 2.0 and learning
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This book is anchored in the concept that by exploiting human skills and experiences information technology empowers and enhances learners' capabilities. It revisits the socio-cultural learning summit on examining learning quality by using the machine for the augmentation of human intellect, productivity, improvement, and innovation at individual, organizational, societal and global levels.

– Niki Lambropoulos, London South Bank University, UK
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Niki Lambropoulos is a PhD student at the Centre for Interactive Systems Engineering, London South Bank University. Currently she works as an HCI Education consultant. She started working as a Greek language teacher in Greece in 1989. In 1999 she moved to London where she worked as a Greek language and ICT teacher and ICT coordinator. In 2002 she started working as a Project Manager, became an expert in the field of Online Learning and Online Communities and published widely in the field. Lambropoulos holds two BAs and a Diploma in Education from the University of Athens, Greece and an MA in ICT in Education from the Institute of Education, University of London. Her interests are in HCI and in particular in the design, use and evaluation of systems in working places; strategy and information architecture; understanding target audiences needs, tasks and goals and translating them into interactive concepts; and user/learner research.
Margarida Romero is a specialist on e-learning and learning innovation, working as researcher, consultant and project manager. For the last 9 years she was a project manager in e-learning and life long learning projects (ITIN University in Paris, IUFM French Guyana, Educational Ministry of Algeria…). In addition to her professional work she has developed her experience as learning facilitator being part-time lecturer at Universitat Ramon Llull (Blanquerna), Université de Limoges, Institut Universitaire Professionnalisé de Nîmes and Centre National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM). Active member of the most representative European educational associations, she leads Euro-CAT-CSCL, a research project within the FP7 Marie Curie IAPP actions. In 2007, she won the 3rd price on Technology Transfer from the EU Network of Excellence Kaleidoscope. In 2006, she won ex-aequo the Artificial Intelligence French Association Award for a communication claiming the need to introduce a metacognitive support into e-learning systems.
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  • William L. Anderson, Praxis101, LLC, USA
  • Stamatina Anastopoulou, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Susan M. Beebe, Phoenix Online University
  • Daniel Burgos, Atos Research
  • Ben Daniel, Canada
  • Carmen Elena, Focsani Regional Distance Centre, Romania
  • Alex Sandro Gomes, Universidade Federal de Pernabuco
  • Agostino Marengo, Bari University, Italy
  • Julianna Mrázik Nóra
  • Manuel Perez, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, USA
  • Niels Pinkwart, Clausthal University of Technology
  • Karen Stepanyan, Brunel University, UK