Current Research into Student Interaction Networks (the first of a series)

Introduction For the past four years, I have been experimenting with a social learning platform, which I call Pace Commons, which is based on Elgg social networking software. Pedagogically, my major goal was to flatten the typical instructor centered hierarchies endemic to most learning management systems (such as Blackboard). As a teacher educator, it seemed philosophically inconsistent to be working with teachers and teacher candidates to promote student-centered, autonomy supportive cl...
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