Robin Mason, The Open University, UK

Robin MasonRobin Mason is Professor of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK.  Her work spans teaching, research and scholarship in the area of e-learning, including online and distance education.  She is co-author of "Elearning: The Key Concepts" (Routledge, 2006), "The Educational Potential of e-Portfolios: Supporting Personal Development and Reflective Learning" (Routledge,) and "E-Learning and Social Networking Handbook: Resources for Higher Education." (Routledge, forthcoming)

Key Note "The Impact of Social Networking on Higher Education"

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 11:30 bis 13:00

The popularity of a wide range of social software, particularly with young people, has led many educators to think that this practice and enthusiasm could be turned to educational use. What impact will this have on institutions? On teachers? On students? This presentation addresses these questions and offers some tentative guidelines.