Community-based mentoring and innovating through Web 2.0

Keegan, Helen and Costa, Cristina; (2009) Community-based mentoring and innovating through Web 2.0. In: Mentoring for 21st Century Skills: It’s All About The Learning. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 57-76. ISBN 978-1-905732-79-1

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The rise of social software, often termed Web 2.0, has resulted in heightened awareness of the opportunities for creative and innovative approaches to learning that are afforded by network technologies. Social software platforms and social networking technologies have become part of the learning landscape both for those who learn formally within institutions, and for those who learn informally via emergent web-based learning communities. As collaborative online learning becomes a reality, new skills in communication and collaboration are required in order to use new technologies effectively, develop real digital literacy and other 21st century skills.