Why do they work?

Why do they work?

Social learning tools aid the learning process by helping to create connections between learners, teachers and information.

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Social learning tools - Wikipedia

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Definition: Social learning tools

Social Learning tools definition: 

Social learning tools are tools that use social software and/or social media to make possible the process of learning through either the interaction between individuals and interactions between pieces of software.

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Features of social learning tools
  1. Technology is a feature of social learning tools. Technology allows for physical and cognitive learning. 
  2. Interactions between users are key to social learning tools. These interactions should encourage both educational and social connections. 
  3. Trust is arguably the most important feature. Users should feel that the tool is trustworthy, and that content that is created through the tool is valuable and insightful. 

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