Educating the Net Generation

Implementation 8: University of Melbourne – Arts

Students sharing online resources through social bookmarking

Social bookmarking is based on a website where users can "bookmark" (build lists of) web-based resources they wish to keep track of, and add keywords ("tags") and notes to items in their list. Users can also see others' bookmarks and read and add to others' lists and notes.

In this implementation project, first year Arts students at the University of Melbourne used the Diigo social bookmarking website to create and share information resources online in preparation for essay-writing. This activity was offered to the entire first year cohort of ~1700 students (all campus-based), although participation in the activity was optional.

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