A vision for SociaLearn

Tony Walton, Martin Weller and I have had a paper accepted for the Eden conference in Lisbon. The abstract gives you a flavour:

What would a new university look like if we started with a blank sheet of paper, capitalising on the very best of what we know about good pedagogy coupled with harnessing the potential of new technologies? The paper will consider the challenges Higher Education faces in the light of new technologies and in particular the potential of Web 2.0 technologies as a means to transform education. It will describe a project, Social:Learn, which is attempting to develop a sustainable educational framework to harnessing the best in new technologies in an educational context; to create a new, dynamic and engaging learning environment for tomorrow’s students.