Social Media in Higher Ed
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Demonstrating the power of blogs, twitter, and other curation tools to enhance the higher ed classroom!
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How Hashtagging the Web Could Improve Our Collective Intelligence

How Hashtagging the Web Could Improve Our Collective Intelligence | Social Media in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Content Organization = Collective Knowledge.
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Twitter for Academia

I must admit that when I first heard about Twitter I thought it represented the apex of what concerns me about internet technology: solipsism and sound-bite communication.
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Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0

"The emphasis on social learning stands in sharp contrast to the traditional Cartesian view of knowledge and learning—a view that has largely dominated the way education has been structured for over one hundred years. The Cartesian perspective assumes that knowledge is a kind of substance and that pedagogy concerns the best way to transfer this substance from teachers to students. By contrast, instead of starting from the Cartesian premise of “I think, therefore I am,” and from the assumption that knowledge is something that is transferred to the student via various pedagogical strategies, the social view of learning says, “We participate, therefore we are.”

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Why A Public Course Group Blog? Reflections on My Digital History Course : Trevor Owens

Why A Public Course Group Blog? Reflections on My Digital History Course : Trevor Owens | Social Media in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
One of my three course goals was for students to “Thoughtfully and purposefully engage in dialog about history on the public web with a range of stakeholders in digital history: historians, archivists, museum professionals, educators, and armatures, etc.”
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How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching

How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching | Social Media in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Social media is becoming increasingly important in teaching and research work but tutors must remember, it's a conversation not a lecture, says Ernesto Priego...
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A Social Network Can Be a Learning Network - Online Learning

A Social Network Can Be a Learning Network - Online Learning | Social Media in Higher Ed | Scoop.it

Research by Richard Light, the author and Harvard University scholar, and others indicates that when students are asked to write for one another, they write more effectively.

 

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On Birds, Twitter and Teaching

An experiment in using Twitter as a tool for sharing insights on bird behavior.
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Why Twitter Is a Teacher's Best Tool - Education - GOOD

Why Twitter Is a Teacher's Best Tool - Education - GOOD | Social Media in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The social media platform makes it easy to get instant ideas, links, and resources from a global community of educators.
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