Unit 7: Athabasca Landing

Objectives

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • Set up and individualize your Athabasca Landing account.
  • Identify the features of the Elgg / Athabasca Landing social software.
  • Discuss future uses of social software in the field of distance education.
  • Demonstrate how to use the blog feature in Athabasca Landing and to respond to one of your colleagues' blogs.
  • Understand the privacy issues related to social networking sites.

Readings

Anderson, T. (2010). Social Networking. In S. Mishra (Ed.), E-Learning: STRIDE Handbook 8 (pp. 96-101). New Delhi: IGNOU. Retrieved from https://webserver.ignou.ac.in/institute/STRIDE_Hb8_webCD/Chapter%2016.pdf

Various HELP files on Athabasca Landing.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (2008) Social Networking Sites and Privacy. Available:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UFW_v0G45M&feature=channel_page

The Athabasca Landing belongs to the category Social Software.

To see my experience with the Athabasca Landing and a variety of social software options, please click here:

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