Social Networking for Student and Staff learning
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Thorpe, M. & Greaney, P. (2009). Social Networking for Student and Staff learning. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 (pp. 4391-4395). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2009
Honolulu, HI, USA
June 22, 2009
George Siemens & Catherine Fulford
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A project involving university tutors is using social networking tools to enable them to explore their benefits for both updating and knowledge management, and for student learning. The value of a tool such as Delicious for accessing information and developing it through shared tagging and the use of networks was readily seen by tutors, who applied this approach to activities they designed for students. Working together in a defined group using detailed activity guides completed in cooperation by target dates, was essential in moving the group beyond mere registration with particular tools, and into regular use within each tutor’s practice. RSS feeds, a closed Facebook group, a project wiki and email have all played specific roles in supporting the group. Resources created by the project, together with advice and examples of social networking tool use generated by these tutors, are feeding forward into continuation of the project with an expanded group of staff.
- Social Tagging in Knowledge Organisation –Online Survey on the Users’ Perspective
- Bookmarking/Tagging in the Web 2.0 Era: From an Individual Cognitive Tool to a Collaborative Knowledge Construction Tool for Educators
- Social Networking Tools for Teacher Education
- Social Networks in Education
- Users’ Attitudes and Perceptions toward Online Social Networking Tools
- Web 2.0 and Education: Lessons from Teachers’ Perspectives
- Using social bookmarking to enhance an undergraduate educational technology course
- Web 2.0 Technologies for Social and Collaborative E-Learning
- An Investigation of Student-Teachers’ Use of Social Networks and their Perceptions of Using Technology for Teaching and Learning
- Using social bookmarking to enhance cooperation/collaboration in a Teacher Education Program
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