The “Walled Garden” approach to Social Networking: Utilizing Ning in distance education.
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Smith, B. & Holcomb, L. (2009). The “Walled Garden” approach to Social Networking: Utilizing Ning in distance education. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 2970-2973). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/31093.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2009
Charleston, SC, USA
March 2, 2009
Ian Gibson, Roberta Weber, Karen McFerrin, Roger Carlsen & Dee Anna Willis
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This paper presents the initial phase of a research project on the use of a closed social network, utilizing Ning, in an online educational environment. Participants are drawn from two online master’s level courses, one that takes place in a Ning, and the other in a traditional learning management system. The Ning will be used to leverage the students’ use of discussion boards, by utilizing a tool that has attributes common to social networks being used outside of the classroom.
- Social Networking Tools for Teacher Education
- Users’ Attitudes and Perceptions toward Online Social Networking Tools
- Social Networks in Education
- Student and Faculty uses of Social Networking to Advance Learning in a Higher Education Classroom
- Web 2.0 in Higher Education: blurring social networks and learning networks
- From e-learning to Social Networking: a Case Study
- Student-Teacher Interaction on Facebook: What Students Find Appropriate
- An Investigation of Student-Teachers’ Use of Social Networks and their Perceptions of Using Technology for Teaching and Learning
- Moodle vs. Facebook: Does using Facebook for Discussions in an Online Course Enhance Perceived Social Presence and Student Interaction?
- Investigation on Educational Applications in Social Networking
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