Networks, Connections and Community: Learning with Social Software

Welcome to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) social software research project and THANK YOU for your wonderful contributions. The final report is now available.

The mindmap below represents a summary of the key findings, ie the supporting themes, pre-conditions, enablers, contexts in VET, and the theories informing the use of social software that emerged through this research. There was substantial evidence to suggest that the use of social software can be an effective strategy for knowledge sharing and capability development as well as a strategy that can enhance and enliven the teaching and learning experience in VET.

(Mindmap ... Learning with Social Software in VET. Evans and Larri, 2007, p 50,)

A public space ...

It's a dynamic area! In the short period between the final edit and publication of the research report the social software landscape has already changed. We hope this wiki will be sustainable and that you will continue to use it after the life of this research project, to share links to stories, key sites, contacts etc. It is up to you to keep it happening!

So, how do you contribute?

You will see a side-Menu on the left of this page.
  • Home (you are here now) and The Project sections cannot be changed.
  • The case studies in both the Teaching and Learning in VET and Knowledge Sharing and Staff Learning and Development sections were specifically sought to demonstrate how social software is being used in these contexts. There are some great examples available but we know there are many more which is why -
  • there are separate sections awaiting your input - just click on the relevant link on the left-hand menu, select [Edit this page] and away you go.

If you have any queries, ideas or suggestions, please don't hesitate to email Val Evans.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Wiki and for your contributions.

The Research Team:
Val Evans ValEvans.jpg Susan Stolz Susan_Stolz.jpg Larraine Larri LarriWeb2.jpg