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Mastering competencies for collaboration and aggregation in distributed learning networks

by Vance Stevens
Department of Computing, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Featured online presentation in the Virtual Strand 2007
September 8, 2007 - 10:15-11:00 GMT
Global times: http://tinyurl.com/2dbbkl

as part of the EuroCALL conference in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
5 - 8 September, 2007 - http://www.eurocall2007.com/

Before the event Sept 8

This presentation is to be placed online at (or linked from) the Virtual Strand site approximately ten days before it is 'given'. Delegates are expected to 'read the paper' or in a more multiliterate sense, 'explore the materials'. Since the 'paper' (how outmoded a term that is in this digital era!) is about multiliteracy (e.g. digital literacies as opposed to print ones, hypertext as opposed to linear, and aggregation as opposed to the conduit metaphor of knowledge distribution) I thought I would prepare my presentation accordingly; hence the materials listed below, which can be perused, viewed, heard (even read linearly in their text version). .

There are a number of VS sites which do not link to one another, so where to start? Try ...

On September 8, 2007 - 10:15-11:00 GMT
Global times: http://tinyurl.com/2dbbkl

At the time of the presentation, I am due to come online and discuss the material referenced here with the delegates present in the text chat. I also propose to set up a Skype conference and stream it via http://www.webcastacademy.net/, so that delegates or anyone in the world may listen or participate or both, as they wish or are able to. Here's what you can do to participate:


Very import - Please TAG your posts (tag = label in Blogger). If you create any blog postings or other artifacts on the web in conjunction with this event or any other EuroCALL conference event please use one of these tags:

Structure of the written presentation

This presentation is divided into the following topics.
You may expore them linearly or at random by clicking on these links:

  1. Abstract
  2. Web 2.0: Impacts on multiliteracies in education
  3. Aggregation of knowledge in distributed learning networks
  4. RSS and PULL technologies
  5. Tags and Folksonomies
  6. Writingmatrix
  7. Conclusion
  8. References

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Last updated: September8, 2007

Copyright 2007 by Vance Stevens
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