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Future Internet 2009, 1(1), 3-13; doi:10.3390/fi1010003
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Learning Space Mashups: Combining Web 2.0 Tools to Create Collaborative and Reflective Learning Spaces

Faculty of Education, Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK
Received: 29 June 2009 / Accepted: 11 July 2009 / Published: 13 July 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Data Mashups)
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Abstract

In this paper, Web 2.0 open content mashups or combinations are explored. Two case studies of recent initial teacher training programmes are reviewed where blogs and wikis were blended to create new virtual learning spaces. In two separate studies, students offer their views about using these tools, and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. There is also discussion about aggregation of content and a theorization of how community and personal spaces can create tension and conflict. A new ‘learning spaces’ model will be presented which aids visualization of the processes, domains and territories that are brought into play when content and Web 2.0 tools are mashed up within the same space.
Keywords: mashup; wiki; blog; Web 2.0; collaboration; reflection; learning mashup; wiki; blog; Web 2.0; collaboration; reflection; learning
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Wheeler, S. Learning Space Mashups: Combining Web 2.0 Tools to Create Collaborative and Reflective Learning Spaces. Future Internet 2009, 1, 3-13.

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