The paper will argue that new possibilities of digital media, especially social software, have a potential regarding development of self-organized learning environments and facilitating self-governed activities. Based on a sociological perspective, the paper will clarify the concepts of informal and formal learning used in this paper. It is argued that formal and informal conditions of learning can supplement each other within an educational setting. A formal setting of project work forms the basis of informal, selfgoverned activities of students. The paper will argue that social software tools can support students' self-governed activities and their development of self-organized learning environments.
Ikke Angivet, 2006
Main Research Area:
Informal Learning and Digital Media: Constructions, Contexts and Consequences, 2006