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Social Media (Networking) Activity and Enhancing Learning (Part 3)

Social Media Wordle (c) Dr. John Weidert | learning education college students networking blogs blogging wiki video interactivity YouTube Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Tubulr This essay sets forth three specific suggestions for leveraging social media activity in the college environment: (a) Moving assignment posting and peer critique to social media platforms, (b) working harder to enable rich online discussions on social media platforms, and (c) rewriting traditional curricula into social media. In this section, each of these proposals will be discussed in detail, with attention to both the academic literature that supports the proposals and practical recommendations for implementation.Read More

Social Media (Networking) Activity and Enhancing Learning (Part 1)

Social Media Wordle (c) Dr. John Weidert | learning education college students networking blogs blogging wiki video interactivity YouTube Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Tubulr Social networks existed long before the Internet and have been influential in providing for interpersonal support (Wellman, 1992), social and political movements (Tilly, 1994); and inter-organizational associations (Nohria & Eccles, 1992), however, interconnecting computers with media-rich virtual environments creates another dimension of the traditional social network—a social media network.Read More