"Collaborative Learning 2.0 - Open Educational Resources".
A book edited by Dr. Alexandra Okada, Ms. Teresa Connolly and Dr. Peter Scott. Knowledge Media Institute - The Open University UK
Proposals Submission Deadline: May 15, 2010
2.0 based technologies have been changing the ways we communicate with
other people, how we acquire and assimilate information as well as how
we produce knowledge. This networked world creates a sense of "always being in touch or reachable" for "sharing, remixing and reusing information".
Users, both organizations and individuals, can now create their own
communities, construct content together and enable formal or informal
As a result,
this mixed economy of ‘official' open content from organisations and
open content coming from learning communities through Web 2.0 plays an
important role in widening participation in Higher Education.
Understanding the creation of these interactive experiences will be
essential for producing significant Open Educational Resources (OERs)
and helping learners become more active and able to manage their
learning by themselves.
In order to
obtain all the benefits that these "open and user-generated content,
resources and tools" promise, this book investigates how OERs can be
deployed successfully to enrich the collaborative formal and informal
learning experience. Our aim is to offer a solid theoretical foundation
and precise guidelines on how to produce and use OERs to ensure
positive outcomes in terms of "user-generated knowledge".
Objectives of the book
Assess the meaning and examine the impact of OER and Web 2.0 on collaborative learning;
understanding about the diverse range of Web 2.0 tools and practices
for collaborative learning and collaborative development of OER;
the exchange of information and good practice in collaborative learning
2.0 techniques, with frameworks and case studies;
the level of awareness of the challenges and opportunities that open
content, new social tools and new social media afford for collaborative
visions and scenarios for the future development and deployment of
collaborative learning through open educational resources generated by
users, both organizations and individuals.
target audience of this book is the wider educational community across
all sectors, undergraduates and postgraduates, researchers, teaching
practitioners, international policy makers, educational technologists
and individuals who are interested in how Web 2.0, social media and
emerging technologies and OER will impact on formal education and the
social implications that surround collaborative online learning
and virtual communities.
frameworks, theoretical models, empirical evidence and approaches to
understanding collaborative online learning on the web2.0;
- Relations between communities, networks, groups and individual learning;
- Collaborative online learning for formal and informal education;
- Collaborative learning using different tools: blog, wiki, facebook, twitter;
- Collaborative Online Learning Strategies on the web2.0: Guidelines and successful experiences;
- Personalisation interfaces and Personal Learning Environments for collaborative online learning;
- Web 2.0 - Open Educational Environments, Resources and tools
- Social media, emerging community practices and uses of OER in Higher Education;
- New technologies, social software and social media for collaborative learning and production of OER;
- Widening Participation through OER in Higher Education;
- The importance of OERs and Web 2.0 tools for Lifelong Learning and Continuing Professional Development;
- Identity, trust and authenticity in user-generated collaborative content and OER production;
- Digital literacies and accessibility in relation to the uses of OERs and collaborative online learning;
- Reusing and Remixing OER for collaborative learning;
- OER - designing, creating, adapting and personalizing;
- Conditions for successful integration of Web 2.0 tools and OER in the curricula;
- Designing Virtual Learning Environments with OER and web2.0 tools;
- Barriers and possible solutions for collaborative learning with OER and web2.0 tools;
- Assessment with OER and web2.0 tools;
- Emergent mediums for Collaborative Online Learning 2.0: Online Game-Based Learning, Virtual worlds, Smart mobs.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global
(formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science
Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), and "Medical Information
Science Reference", and "IGI Publishing" imprints. For additional
information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
This publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.
Proposal Submission Deadline: May 15, 2010
Full chapter Submission: September 15, 2010
Review Results to Authors: November 30, 2010
Revised Chapter Submission: January 15, 2011
Final Deadline: February 15, 2011
and practitioners interested in submitting chapters are invited to
submit on or before May 15, 2010, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly
explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified and sent chapter
guidelines. Full chapters ( 7,000 - 10,000 words) are expected to be
submitted to (email@example.com) by
September 15, 2010. All submitted chapters should be in MS-Word or Open
Office format and will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.
Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this
project. Additional information regarding the call for chapters can be
found at (http://books.kmi.open.ac.uk/cl2oer/)
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:
Dr. Alexandra Okada & MS Teresa Connolly
Knowledge Media Institute - The Open University UK