Social Technologies in Education - An Actor-Network Analysis

Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 395)


There are many opportunities for social technologies to create wider and more valuable educational communities. This paper presents an analysis of a Government initiative to create educational communities around schools in Victoria, Australia using social networking systems. The analysis, comparing several systems, shows that a number of factors, including interpretation of reactions by actors are crucial to the success of applications of social technologies in an educational setting.


Social technologies social networking Ultranet CASES MySchool schools students parents teachers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business IT and LogisticsRMIT UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.School of Management and Information SystemsVictoria UniversityAustralia

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