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ERIC Number: EJ844195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
The Buzz on Campus: Social Networking Takes Hold
Violino, Bob
Community College Journal, v79 n6 p28-30 Jun-Jul 2009
This article talks about the latest trend in education, which is social networking. As this phenomenon continues to grow, community colleges are getting into the act, launching online initiatives and harnessing the technology to communicate, promote, and conduct important school business. School administrators believe that social networking can lure students, spread the word about educational opportunities and programs, and promote achievement on campus. At MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California, among several colleges using this technology, administrators created a MySpace page to communicate course offerings, deadlines, events, and other information to current and prospective students. The college also launched its own Facebook page with similar objectives. Included in this article is a social networking glossary.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California