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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Padlock on green 


padlock on green
At the recent SSHRC/CSSE conference in Newfoundland I used a Flickr slide to make a few points about digital literacy and social networking. By a sort of organic process this has turned into a short paper. Here's a bit from the abstract: '..using the idea of ‘affinity spaces’ (Gee, 2004) this paper shows how tagging within the Flickr photo-sharing community can lead to learning and knowing, and new ways of seeing. Through a narrative account of my involvement in an affinity space, I develop a model to explore the processes at work in this instance of socially-situated learning. This is used to suggest the educational potential of online social-networking environments.' You can beta-read the paper here. Any comments or feedback would be much appreciated.

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