Social Learning and Web 2.0
Internet, and particularly what we call Web 2.0, has changed the traditional rules of the game of relationships and communication, of the distribution and use of culture, are prompting a revolution in the processes of transmitting and acquiring culture, in the creation and use of spaces and time, as well as the languages of expression and sharing culture and knowledge.
The education, understood as primary processes of learning, of basic life preparation, cannot overlook either the virtual environments where the subject, or the cultural and social model that such environments encourage. The digitalization of information and the use of social networks are the engine that we must use to incorporate persons and social groups in general and, particularly, those who demonstrate more difficulties in social integration –mental patients, immigrants, unemployed, etc. – to the fast lanes of digital society. And it is this stage where the ISABEL project drives its interests, and where the content of this book makes sense and elucidates.
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Chapter 1. Education as a social phenomenon: social interpretations in education
Chapter 2. New technologies as instruments of information, relationshiops and educational action
Chapter 3. Learning, Interactive Social Media and Citizen Journalism. The Virtual Learning Bus as a methodology for Community Reporting
Chapter 4. Lifelong Learning: The ISABEL Project
Chapter 5. Training, social inclusion and skills acquisition. Socio-educational action with community reporters
Chapter 6. Evaluation and quality of ISABEL Project
She is graduated in Humanities and obtained a PhD in General Linguistics at the University of Perugia. Expert on General Linguistics and communication abilities focus her main work in the language acquisition. Author of a number of international publications. She has been working as a Project Manager and Project Designer for Lifelong Learning Programme Projects now for 5 years. Project Manager at the Consorzio ABN and Borgorete, Borgorte, Social cooperative working in the socio-educational field, in favour of social integration, especially with the most disadvantaged people.