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The Madhouse of ideas: stories about networking and learning with twitter

Castañeda, Linda and Costa, Cristina and Torres-Kompen, Ricardo (2011) The Madhouse of ideas: stories about networking and learning with twitter. pp. 1-13. In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 10th - 12th July 2011, Southampton, UK.

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This paper aims to analyse the meanings of the stories submitted to the project through the concepts of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), as both notions seem to be present, and often intertwine, in the collected narratives. This paper will start by providing an overview of the concepts of Personal Learning Environments and Personal Learning Networks as reported in the literature. It will then present the context of the project, and outline the results of the qualitative analysis of the content and data collected. The findings will highlight the critical elements in the creation and development of Personal Learning Environments and Networks and uncover new themes as they emerge from the analytic work done on the Twitter stories. The paper will also critically discuss these themes in detail with regards to the literature, and will finish with the preliminary conclusions of this ongoing research, and its future steps.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Web Science Comments:PLE Conference 2011
Subjects:Web Science Events > Personal Learning Environment Conference 2011
ID Code:550
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:12 Jul 2011 06:57
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 16:12

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