Social Media and Learning

There are many social media tools out there that can be used in education. We have chosen to highlight Twitter. In this case we have created a widget that will follow any Twitter posts made with the key words “social” and “learning.” Take a look at the conversations that are happening out in cyber space. While some posts are not related directly to social learning theory, many are.

Stop and Reflect:

How might you use Twitter with your students? Our example is bringing the conversations about social learning to you, but is there a way we could have you contribute too? How does using social media enhance social learning theories?

For those who are interested in learning more about using social media in learning check out the article A Case for Using Social Media in Learning, by Tina Barseghian. By the way, this article was found by following Mindshift on Twitter ;0p

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