Using Social Software to Support the Teaching of IT Professional Practice
Annegret Goold, Naomi Augar, Albert Goodman, Deakin University, Australia
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Social software has been used to support problem-based learning activities in a wholly online information technology (IT) professional practice course at Deakin University since 2006. When the course was first delivered, the authentic learning environment was a website, with an intranet and team forums created in Drupal, the open source content management system (CMS). Although this environment was suitable, feedback from students and teaching staff highlighted areas where improvements could be made. In the second year of the course, Joomla!, the open source CMS, in combination with Simple Machines Forum (SMF), the open source online discussion community software, was used to provide the website, as well as the intranet and team forums respectively. Feedback in 2007 was more positive, suggesting that the Joomla!-SMF social software combination and the features implemented, improved the learning and teaching experience in comparison to the 2006 version of the course.
Goold, A., Augar, N. & Goodman, A. (2008). Using Social Software to Support the Teaching of IT Professional Practice. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 5223-5228). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 27, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/29099/.
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