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Using Social Media Technologies to Enhance Online Learning
Posted on 30 April 2014 by Shahril Effendi Bin Ibrahim (Senior Librarian)
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Linda Weiser Friedman
Hershey H. Friedman
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Language: 
English
Resource Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
Jan 2013
Volume: 
10
Issue or Number: 
1
ISBN / ISSN: 
1547-500X
Summary
Models of distance education have evolved over decades, just in time to collide with modern pedagogies in which communication, interaction, student engagement, and active learning are of critical importance. The number of college students taking online classes continues to grow. Today, nearly 30% of college students are taking at least one online class. The social media technologies encompass a wide variety of Web-based technologies such as blogs, wikis, online social networking, and virtual worlds. This paper examines the relevant published literature, looking at online learning activities through the prism of the defining characteristics of today’s new communication technologies. (Abstract by authors)
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