ERIC Number: EJ1026679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Social Media Go to College
Martínez-Alemán, Ana M.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v46 n1 p13-20 2014
Technology's march into the college classroom continues. Generations of college and university faculty have both embraced and resisted instructional technologies such as the book, the mimeograph, the overhead projector, and hand-held calculators. Now college and university faculty are greeting the 21st century's signature technology--social media--with varying combinations of apprehension and excited curiosity. Since pioneering social-networking sites Friendster (2002), MySpace (2003) and Facebook (2004) leveraged the power of the Internet and Web 2.0 technologies, blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, mashups, videosharing, videoconferencing, Webconferencing, and telepresence technologies have followed close on their heels. Together, these constitute a rapidly developing suite of instructional tools for the brick-and-mortar college classroom.
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students, College Faculty, Educational Methods, Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Accountability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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