Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'socialnetworking'

Tweeting in the Real-World Spanish Class

Reyes Llopis-Garcia is a lecturer in language and the Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program at Columbia University. She has used Twitter with her foreign language students to provide real-world analysis, exposure, and reflection of Spanish. This Faculty Spotlight is...

Platforms for Open and Social Online Courses

By Jami Carlaccio and Brian O'Hagan Most university instructors use a learning management system (LMS) to deliver their course content, such as a syllabus and readings. They also use the LMS framework for threaded discussions, online chats, and often, the...

Facebook in the Classroom

Perhaps you've heard of Facebook. According to TechCrunch, it now accounts for 44% of social sharing on the web, and its precocious founder, 26-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, was TIME Magazine's 2010 Person of the Year. You may already have a Facebook...

Scitable: A Collaborative Learning Space for Science

Scitable is a collaborative learning space for science from Nature Publishing Group where students, instructors and researchers can collaborate on scientific work. The creators of the site believe that science education should be social and interactive, allowing students and...

Twitterfall Follows Twitter Trends

Twitterfall is a website that allows users of Twitter, the free micro-blogging tool, to search tweets and view trends and patterns of tweets in real-time. The appeal of the site comes from the fact that you can search and follow...

Teaching in Social and Technological Networks

George Siemens writes about the role of the teacher in this absorbing blog post on teaching in social networks. Mr. Siemens describes a world where "for educators, control is being replaced with influence. Instead of controlling a classroom, a teacher...

Group Collaboration with Wiggio

Wiggio focuses on group collaboration, providing email, chat, conference calling, and meeting space in one place. The Wiggio toolset is extended by integrating text messaging and social networking tools such as Facebook. Wiggio is targeting academic and student groups as...

Twitter Basics

Twitter, the free social networking and micro-blogging tool that is built on instant messaging technology, continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing member-driven sites on the World Wide Web. Launched in 2006, Twitter appeals to a wide...

Elgg and Ning Offer Social Learning Environments

Incorporating learning management systems into the classroom is no new idea in higher education. Many of these management systems, such as Blackboard and Moodle, do a good job distributing information and providing a place for users to record and store...

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