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Knowledge networks; the social software perspective.


Knowledge networks; the social software perspective.

Ed. by Miltiadis Lytras et al.

Information Science Reference


402 pages




Social networks, social software, and Web 2.0 refer to a perceived or proposed second generation of Internet-based services, such as social networking sites and professional communities of practice, that emphasize the creation of knowledge and intellectual capital, online collaboration, and sharing among users. This collection of work examines the state of the art in the exploitation of social software for interactive learning environments. Academic contributors, mainly from Europe and the US, look at topics including knowledge networks as sociograms, virtual worlds as environments for learning communities, building collaborative learning communities through online discussion, and community and collaboration tools in Italy's banking industry. The book will be of interest to policy makers, academics, and practitioners in computing, IT, education, web technologies, knowledge management, and telecommunication. Lytras is affiliated with the University of Patras, Greece.

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Date:Feb 1, 2009
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