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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

Learning with e's

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. You don''t get something for nothing.

Global digital tribe

Learning with e's

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

Learning with e's

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.

Online Educa Berlin…from Durham

Tony O'Driscoll

tools such as blogs, wikis, social networking sites, and options for tagging, people today are able to connect with each other easily through the web. This, in turn, leads to immense cross-linking: If Facebook and MySpace were thought of as digital nations, they would already be the fifth and sixth largest countries in the world. Thanks to Web 2.0 Learning to Change.

The 3Di-Web Singularity is Near

Tony O'Driscoll

CORPORATE SOCIAL NETWORKING GOES INTERACTIVE. network that is built around it. For instance, at Virtual Worlds II Ruben Steiger, in his morning keynote, posits that there will be a mash up between Facebook/Myspace and 3D worlds. INTUITIVE NETWORKED VIRTUAL SPACES. Kurzweil fans will recognize the blatent lift from his most recent book. THE 3Di Web SINGULARITY.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) | Main | "New study examines how online games can teach business skills" (Red Herring) » June 28, 2007 Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it. The Wall Street Journal on June 18 ran an article on social networking at IBM. Employees are expected to act online according IBM’s code of conduct. o IBM employees use a social bookmarking program called DogEar. o IBM has a MySpace-like social network calledBluePages.

Web 2.0 and Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) " Learning Matters!

Tony O'Driscoll

First and foremost Steven made the point that your approach as an educator should not be “OK let me figure out what blogs, wikis, social tagging, You Tube, Second Life and Moodle mean for my learning strategy or my learners.&# They will be very comfortable with being online - and online socially. Learning Matters! April 13, 2007. Web 2.0 Crazy week this week. Comments.