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dc.contributor.authorAyling, Diana
dc.description.abstractBackground: In this paper communication and content issues which arise in cooperative communication courses are identified from a discussion of recent literature. Issue: Often administrators and managers of cooperative education courses struggle to manage the complex interactions of students, staff and hosts. In recent years, email, learning management systems, such as Moodle and Blackboard, and Internet Sites have provided mechanisms for communication and sharing of information. However, as Web 2.0 becomes Web 3.0, and there are more online applications which allow increased user participation and collaboration are social networking applications such as Ning and SocialGo more appropriate in a cooperative education environment? Could online social networking sites enhance a practice based learning course? Could social networking in cooperative education provide a competitive advantage for institutions? Discussion: Social networking concepts and ideas are explored in relation to cooperative education. The advantages and disadvantages of social networking are identified from the perspectives of students, staff and hosts. Information and communication technology enhanced teaching and learning (ICTELT) is introduced as a model. The added value opportunities for tertiary education institutions from social networking activity are discussed. Conclusions: More research is needed into the use of social networking applications, the effectiveness of ICTELT and possible additional advantages for tertiary education institutions. Implications: The results of research into social networking use in cooperative education courses will provide valuable insights for course managers.en_NZ
dc.publisherNew Zealand Association for Cooperative Educationen_NZ
dc.subjectcooperative educationen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial networkingen_NZ
dc.subjectlearning management systemsen_NZ
dc.titleIs the village common in a cloud? Cooperative education and social networkingen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAyling, D. (2010). Is the village common in a cloud? Cooperative education and social networking. In R. Coll (Ed.). NZACE 2010 Conference proceedings. Available from
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNZACE 2010 Conference proceedingsen_NZ
unitec.conference.title13th Annual NZACE Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgNew Zealand Association for Cooperative Educationen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationPalmerston Northen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaAccounting and Finance

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