You are here:

On the Usage of Social Networking Software Technologies in Distance Learning Education
PROCEEDINGS

, Community College of Allegheny County, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper discusses distance learning education and the usage of Learning Management Systems, as well as the possible implementation of various social networking software technologies in distance learning education courses. The traditional way of accessing and using content from the Internet is shifting to a more collaborative environment whereby individuals, especially teenagers and young adults, are using various social networking software technologies not only to create information, but in sharing it as well. Perhaps by implementing social networking software technologies in distance education courses, it may allow instructors to get to know their students better, as well as to allow for more student-to-student interactions. This paper discusses the usage of various social network software technologies, including FaceBook, MySpace, YouTube, as well as WebLogs, and Wikis in order to extend teacher and student collaborations in creating online learning environments.

Citation

Grant, N. (2008). On the Usage of Social Networking Software Technologies in Distance Learning Education. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3755-3759). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 24, 2019 from .

Keywords

References

View References & Citations Map

These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. Signed in users can suggest corrections to these mistakes.

Suggest Corrections to References

Cited By

View References & Citations Map

These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact info@learntechlib.org.