This paper introduces a contextual model for adopting Social Collaborative e-Learning (SoCeL) in institutions of higher learning. It is based on a study that was conducted in two universities in Uganda to provide a better understanding of learning environments within institutions of higher learning in a developing country in order to explore ways of improving learning using social collaborative technologies. There are four components in the model, namely Students, Lecturers, Learning materials and External world. The paper explores how technology platform influenced by social and pedagogical factors determines the interaction among these four components in a learning environment. This is aimed at guiding decision makers on the choice and use of social collaborative technologies for teaching and learning in higher education institutions.
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