If most knowledge can be regarded as a common consensus of a community, then learning should naturally take place in a socio-cultural environment. Furthermore, if social context is a catalyst of knowledge cultivation and motivation, then this element of learning should be emphasized in most computer-supported learning systems. Social learning systems are emerging learning environments that involve multiple agents, working at the same computer or across connected machines. These agents are either computer simulated or real human beings, taking various roles via different protocols of learning activity. As alternatives to traditional one-to-one tutoring, these systems are sometimes called or closely related to collaborative, distributed, or distance learning systems.
INNOVATIVE ADULT LEARNING WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES