Social Bookmarking: What are the Implications for Teaching and Learning (poster presentation)
Cathy Carpenter, Georgia Tech
Brian Mathews, Georgia Tech
Pointed out CiteULike works with a lot of library databases and includes a watchlist.
Collaborative Research: some social bookmarking sites allow for group collaboration.
Applications for teaching and learning: Flickr to take pictures that relate to class topic,
Tag clusters relay new meaning.
Discussed folksonomy vs. taxonomy. Pointed out that both are strong when used together (have different strengths).
Implications for information literacy: using social bookmarking to share sites with users. â€œThe idea is to be where our students are.â€
Concerns: authority issues, need more info lit training, privacy, and copyright.
Concluded with a discussion of the remix culture, their trust of peers over experts, specialization, and informal learning.
Overall, not much new here for people who have been following the discussion the whole time, but a great introduction for those who arenâ€™t familiar with the topic!