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Trends: Role of Web 2.0 in Education

In Trends on December 16, 2009 at 9:43 am

SOCIAL NETWORKING IS ONE thing, but educational networking is quite another. Steve Hargadon, a social learning consultant for e-learning and collaboration company Elluminate, suggests that there are three features that define educational networking separately from social networking in an insightful white paper for educators and school district leaders. “Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education” covers networking in an age of Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs and so on. The paper takes a look at online tools for networking and professional development, explores their pedagogical value, and all specifically with improving the online experience for educators in mind. Amazingly, even with two or three dozen students surrounding them, teachers can be isolated and lonely as professionals. Not anymore. Find out why. Read the White Paper

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