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Informal learning in social networks: A study of the Orkut social network

@article{Lisba2011InformalLI,
  title={Informal learning in social networks: A study of the Orkut social network},
  author={E. Lisb{\^o}a and C. Coutinho},
  journal={Issues in Educational Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={162-174}
}
  • E. Lisbôa, C. Coutinho
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Issues in Educational Research
  • This paper describes an analytical study which characterises the virtual communities of the Orkut social network, focusing in particular on education, training and technology, in order to understand whether this and other social websites allow the development of informal learning. This empirical study, which is descriptive and exploratory, began with the design and validation of a grid which was later used to analyse the content of a database of 75 communities from the Orkut virtual social… CONTINUE READING
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