Year 2007, Volume 8 , Issue 3, Pages 52 - 65 2007-09-01

Using Social Software For Personal Knowledge Management in Formal Online Learning

Maria Chiara PETTENATI [1] , Elisabetta CIGOGNINI [2] , Jose MANGIONE [3] , Elizabeth GUERIN [4]

In this paper we focus our attention on the use of social software as educational enablers for use in formal online education contexts. To this end we study the hypothesis that users have to acquire a set of important Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) skills. Such PKM skills are presented in the paper. They are also examined in relation to current 2.0 technologies that can sustain PKM skills acquisition and development. However, the acquisition of PKM skills is not in itself sufficient to guarantee the online learner who uses social software the chance to be part of the relevant and effective online learning experience unless it is coupled with a proper Instructional Design (ID) Model. We therefore present a possible Instructional Design Model for the Connectivist environment. Finally, we illustrate a sample scenario in which the use of social software is implemented on the basis of the ID model presented so as to support PKM skills acquisition.
Learning 2.0; Personal Knowledge Management; Personal Learning Environment; Connectivism; Instructional design
Primary Language en
Journal Section Articles

Author: Maria Chiara PETTENATI

Author: Elisabetta CIGOGNINI

Author: Jose MANGIONE

Author: Elizabeth GUERIN


Application Date : February 27, 2015
Acceptance Date : December 1, 2020
Publication Date : September 1, 2007

APA Pettenatı, M , Cıgognını, E , Mangıone, J , Guerın, E . (2007). Using Social Software For Personal Knowledge Management in Formal Online Learning . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 8 (3) , 52-65 . Retrieved from