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During the first two years of the project the eLene2learn network collected more than 60 case studies, where teachers and students of Secondary and Higher Education provide practical tips and indications on their "first hand" learning experiences using ICT and digital media. This "collection" contains two different types of report:

  • The "How to guide" scenarios describe current practices, tools and methodologies used in the application of ICT to develop learning to learn competencies. The scenarios were collected through Focus Group with students and teachers; Download the printable version of the "How to guide"
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Economics of public sector

.Level (age of students)
1st year of MA study

.Discipline/subject
Economics

.Category of the tool
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.Tool/resources
social network (not specified)

.Language of the tool or resource
polish

.Purpose of use
Usage of social networks (i.e. Fb, Google+, etc.) to store and critically evaluate the information on current issues.

.Way of use (as individual or group activity; tasks; etc.)
Students create the own group in the social network in order to publish articles about a specific economic field, such as "Raising the retirement age". Articles can be commented by students. For each (new) link or substantive comment, students are awarded by teacher with points having an influence on final student`s mark.

.Learn2Learn competencies
Self-management
Being creative
Communication (reading and writing)
Motivation and confidence

.Advantages of such a use for Transition. Innovative use
An occasion to search for information and to select information, articles. Students also have the possibility to comment each other; they could exercise the ability of reflection and discussion. They have also an opportunity to link theory and practice. There is a mutual control based on tasks peer-review. If it is a popular social network this task is easier (have no need for log in only to make a task.) Free time is mixed with study (this can be an advantage). The activity develops a better understanding about what digital literacy is. Students also improve the ability to work in social online environment (as a tool to learning and work).

.Disadvantages of such a use
Some students do not use social networks in general (they would have to create an account and then spend some time to familiarize themselves with this tool). Social networks are generally distracting. Free time is mixed with study (this can be regarded as disadvantage). For teacher: possible difficulties in the assessment of students' activity (a lot of effort into the evaluation in case of high activity of students).

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