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ERIC Number: EJ1004891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1547-500X
Using Social Media Technologies to Enhance Online Learning
Friedman, Linda Weiser; Friedman, Hershey H.
Journal of Educators Online, v10 n1 Jan 2013
Models of distance education have evolved over decades, just in time to collide with modern pedagogies in which communication, interaction, student engagement, and active learning are of critical importance. The number of college students taking online classes continues to grow. Today, nearly 30% of college students are taking at least one online class. The social media technologies encompass a wide variety of Web-based technologies such as blogs, wikis, online social networking, and virtual worlds. This paper examines the relevant published literature, looking at online learning activities through the prism of the defining characteristics of today's new communication technologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A