Handbook Of Research On Social Software And Developing Community Ontologies

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The rise of social software and the proliferation of social networking tools represents a relatively recent cultural phenomenon. The attitudes and behaviors of virtual communities and social groups goes beyond the distributed technological platforms being deployed and requires new conceptualizations and understandings of communities and their corresponding ontologies. The Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies examines the impact of new technologies and explores how social software and developing community ontologies are challenging the way we operate in a connected, distributed, and increasingly performative space. Through authoritative contributions by a vast group of international experts in this subject area, this book provides important new insights into where new social technologies and emergent behaviors are leading us.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605662084
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Pages: 634
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I How the Crowd Can Teach Jon Dron Dron, Jon Terry Anderson Anderson, Terry 1

Ch. II Social Networking and Schools: Early Responses and Implications for Practice Chris Abbott Abbott, Chris William Alder Alder, William 18

Ch. III Cyber-Identities and Social Life in Cyberspace Eleni Berki Berki, Eleni Mikko Jakala Jakala, Mikko 27

Ch. IV Weblogs in Higher Education Werner Beuschel Beuschel, Werner 40

Ch. V Social Navigation and Local Folksonomies: Technical and Design Considerations for a Mobile Information System Mark Bilandzic Bilandzic, Mark Marcus Foth Foth, Marcus 52

Ch. VI Social Cognitive Ontology and User Driven Healthcare Rakesh Biswas Biswas, Rakesh Carmel M. Martin Martin, Carmel M. Joachim Sturmberg Sturmberg, Joachim Kamalika Mukherji Mukherji, Kamalika Edwin Wen Huo Lee Lee, Edwin Wen Huo Shashikiran Umakanth Umakanth, Shashikiran A. S. Kasthuri Kasthuri, A. S. 67

Ch. VII Social Identities, Group Formation, and the Analysis of Online Communities Jillianne R. Code Code, Jillianne R. Nicholas E. Zaparyniuk Zaparyniuk, Nicholas E. 86

Ch. VIII The Emergence of Agency in Online Social Networks Jillianne R. Code Code, Jillianne R. Nicholas E. Zaparyniuk Zaparyniuk, Nicholas E. 102

Ch. IX Exploiting Collaborative Tagging Systems to Unveil the User-Experience of Web Contents: An Operative Proposal A. Malizia Malizia, A. A. De Angeli De Angeli, A. S. Levialdi Levialdi, S. I. Aedo Cuevas Cuevas, I. Aedo 119

Ch. X The Roles of Social Networks and Communities in Open Education Programs Utpal M. Dholakia Dholakia, Utpal M. Richard Baraniuk Baraniuk, Richard 133

Ch. XI Distributed Learning Environments and Social Software: In Search for a Framework ofDesign Sebastian Fiedler Fiedler, Sebastian Kai Pataia Pataia, Kai 145

Ch. XII Exploring the Role of Social Software in Higher Education Yoni Ryan Ryan, Yoni Robert Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Robert 159

Ch. XIII Identifying New Virtual Competencies for the Digital Age: Essential Tools for Entry Level Workers Kathryn Gow Gow, Kathryn 174

Ch. XIV Social Structures of Online Religious Communities Jerald Hughes Hughes, Jerald Scott Robinson Robinson, Scott 193

Ch. XV Living, Working, Teaching and Learning by Social Software Helen Keegan Keegan, Helen Bernard Lisewski Lisewski, Bernard 208

Ch. XVI Supporting Student Blogging in Higher Education Lucinda Kerawalla Kerawalla, Lucinda Shailey Minocha Minocha, Shailey Gill Kirkup Kirkup, Gill Grainne Conole Conole, Grainne 222

Ch. XVII Blogs as a Social Networking Tool to Build Community Lisa Kervina Kervina, Lisa Jessica Mantei Mantei, Jessica Anthony Herrington Herrington, Anthony 238

Ch. XVIII A Model for Knowledge and Innovation in Online Education Jennifer Ann Linder-VanBerschot Linder-VanBerschot, Jennifer Ann Deborah K. LaPointe LaPointe, Deborah K. 254

Ch. XIX Using Social Software for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Petros Lameras Lameras, Petros Iraklis Paraskakis Paraskakis, Iraklis Philipa Levy Levy, Philipa 269

Ch. XX The Potential of Enterprise Social Software in Integrating Exploitative and Explorative Knowledge Strategies Dimitris Bibikas Bibikas, Dimitris Iraklis Paraskakis Paraskakis, Iraklis Alexandros G. Psychogios Psychogios, Alexandros G. Ana C. Vasconcelos Vasconcelos, Ana C. 285

Ch. XXI Personal Knowledge Management Skills for Lifelong-Learners 2.0 M. C. Pettenati Pettenati, M. C. M. E. Cigognini Cigognini, M. E. E. M. C. Guerin Guerin, E. M. C. G. R. Mangione Mangione, G. R. 298

Ch. XXII Reconceptualising Information Literacy for the Web 2.0 Environment? Sharon Markless Markless, Sharon David Streatfield Streatfield, David 316

Ch. XXIII Pedagogical Responses to Social Software in Universities Catherine McLoughlin McLoughlin, Catherine Mark J. W. Lee Lee, Mark J. W. 335

Ch. XXIV Knowledge Media Tools to Foster Social Learning Alexandra Okada Okada, Alexandra Simon Buckingham Shum Shum, Simon Buckingham Michelle Bachler Bachler, Michelle Eleftheria Tomadaki Tomadaki, Eleftheria Peter Scott Scott, Peter Alex Little Little, Alex Marc Eisenstadt Eisenstadt, Marc 357

Ch. XXV A Critical Cultural Reading of "YouTube" Luc Pauwels Pauwels, Luc Patricia Hellriegel Hellriegel, Patricia 381

Ch. XXVI The Personal Research Portal Ismael Pena-Lopez Pena-Lopez, Ismael 400

Ch. XXVII Ambient Pedagogies, Meaningful Learning and Social Software Andrew Ravenscroft Ravenscroft, Andrew Musbah Sagar Sagar, Musbah Enzian Baur Baur, Enzian Peter Oriogun Oriogun, Peter 415

Ch. XXVIII Interactivity Redefined for the Social Web V. Sachdev Sachdev, V. S. Nerur Nerur, S. J. T. C. Teng Teng, J. T. C. 434

Ch. XXIX Transliteracy as a Unifying Perspective Sue Thomas Thomas, Sue Chris Joseph Joseph, Chris Jess Laccetti Laccetti, Jess Bruce Mason Mason, Bruce Simon Perril Perril, Simon Kate Pullinger Pullinger, Kate 448

Ch. XXX Bridging the Gap Between Web 2.0 and Higher Education Martin Weller Weller, Martin James Dalziel Dalziel, James 466

Ch. XXXI Destructive Creativity on the Social Web: Learning through Wikis in Higher Education Steve Wheeler Wheeler, Steve 479

Ch. XXXII Presence in Social Networks Scott Wilson Wilson, Scott 493

Compilation of References 512

About the Contributors 576

Index 590

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