Course title in Estonian
Sotsiaalne tarkvara õppimise toetajana
Course title in English
Social Technologies for Learning
approximate amount of contact lessons
autumn - spring
lecturer of 2018/2019 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2019/2020 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
To create opportunities for acquiring the know-how needed to use social software, including e-learning, and to support the development of knowledge and skills to use the opportunities of social software in teaching.
Brief description of the course
Topics covered on the course: the basics and principles of e-learning, social software as an opportunity for e-learning, possibilities of implementing social software to support learning, the student and learning in an e-learning environment and understanding emotions related to learning, personalised learning environments, understanding the stages of e-course study design and its application in shaping the learning process.
Learning outcomes in the course
The student: - understands social software and the nature of e-learning.
- is aware of how to implement different possibilities of social software to support learning. - understands the characteristics of learning in an e-learning environment. - is an active user and developer of the various learning environments of the course.
Lektor Marin Johnson
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Fee, K. (2009). Delivering e-learning: a complete strategy for design, application and assessment. London: Kogan Page.
Lee, K., Williams, M. K., & Kim, K. (2012). Learning through social technologies: facilitating learning experiences with Web 2.0 social media. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference , 2012(1), 560-565.
Siemens, G. (2014). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age.
Stein, D. S., Wanstreet, C. E., & Calvin, J. (2009). How a Novice Adult Online Learner Experiences Transactional Distance. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 10(3), 305-311.
Zembylas, M. (2008). Adult learners' emotions
Anderson, T, Elloumi, F. (Ed.) (2005) Theory and Practice of Online Learning. http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/pdf/TPOL_book.pdf
Garrison, D. R. (2003) E-learning in the 21st century: a framework for research and practice. London: Routledge/Falmer.
Horton, W. K. (2006). E-learning by design: Pfeiffer & Co.
LeNoue, M., Hall, T., Eighmy, M.A. (2011). Adult Education and the Social Media Revolution. Adult Learning, 22(2), 4-12.
Niess, M., Gillow-Wiles, H. (2013) Developing Asynchronous Online Courses: Key Instructional Strategies in a Social Metacognitive Constructivist Learning Trajectory The International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 27(1). http://www.ijede.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/831/1473
Selwyn, N., Gorard, S., Furlong, J. L (2006) Adult learning in the digital age: information technology and the learning society. London: Routledge.
Journal of Open and Distance Learning (EURODL)
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Journal for Asynchronous Learning Networks
Journal of Distance Education