Documentation:Social Web Tools/What are Social Web Tools

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What is it?

Social Web tools or technologies are those that make it possible, even easy, to collaborate, share, participate, communicate, and form and re-form relationships along the path of learning.

There is a match between what are seen as 21st-century learning skills, 21st-century employability skills and those engendered by engagement with Web 2.0 – communication, participation, networking, sharing. [1]

For an interesting review of educational uses of social software , see the JISC Study: The Effective Use of Social Software in Education: Final Report [2] and Case Studies [3]

Additional Resources:

Cooltoolsforschools: a compendium of web resources suitable for use in educational environments.