Sunday, May 30, 2010

Examining Social Software Article

This article focused on the benefit of utilizing the social media technology for education. One benefit is that students can use the internet to reinforce student learning, basically using the computer as a tutor. Social networking allows students to learn not only from their teacher but from other students who know the material or even other teachers or professionals that can help reinforce the students learning. The social web is a great place to create a social learning community. Students can interact with people all over the world, not just from their class, and learn many different things from many different perspectives. Students would benefit from the variety of perspectives because "everyone learns differently".

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