I’ve just read an article which tidily seems to bring together some of the learning theories which form a sound basis for teaching with social learning technologies – actually for teaching generally, whether or not we use SLT.
The article proposes a theory which the author calls SCCS or social and cognitive connectedness schemata. It’s not new but a combo of some of the other theories we’ve been reading and discussing in our blogs. The nice thing is that discussion of the theory is followed by a description of a course unit in which the author tried it out and evaluated effectiveness, so you get a clear picture of both theory and practice. I recorded some comments on audioboo
Sontag, M. (2009). A learning theory for 21st century students. Innovate 5(4). Retrieved from http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=524