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#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing. They are vital components of the web, and social media are important for education - because learning is essentially social and personal.

Share trading

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The entire social web is founded on freely shared content. Prior to the social web, public sharing wasn''t that common a theme. Sharing content for free was amplified into popularity by the advent of the social networks. Tagging made it even more personal. The educational implications of social media culture are clear. What''s mine is mine. I''ll trade you.

Global digital tribe

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It is your personal network. Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones. Facebook is currently the largest of the digital totems in the social media universe. References Godin, S.

New spaces, new pedagogies

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Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education. They can organise their own resources through free and easy to use tagging and social filtering tools.

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