This is a paper that I wrote last year combining the idea of the use of social software and e-portfolios. If you were left intrigued after the presentation this morning, it might be of interest to take a look at this page. There is a little table when you scroll down the page, a few links to the applications that we discussed about this morning and some simple examples of how you could use them for educational purposes.
Can personal digital knowledge artefacts' management and social networks enhance learning?
"Digital knowledge artefacts are any digital traces of learning such as writings, images, multimedia files, blogs and other reflections over the time of lifelong learning. European Schoolnet's latest Special Insight Report presents a new report on the use of social networking software and e-portfolios. The report, entitled "Can personal digital knowledge artefacts' management and social networks enhance learning? " suggests that through sharing one's digital knowledge artefacts with other learners one not only brings online learning in a social context that it is sometimes missing, but also allows new paths of learning with peers to emerge."