Integrating social networking technologies in education: A case study of a formal learning environment

Lori Lockyer*, John Patterson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The concept of Internet-facilitated social networking is not new - we have evidence of the development of the concept and the technologies over decades. However, Web 2.0 technologies and the emergence of social networking sites has expanded accessibility and use beyond levels that may have been thought imaginable just two or three years ago. These developments have been accompanied with calls to integrate the new technologies and experiences of social networks within formal education. Yet, there is limited research on the potential or outcomes of such initiatives. This paper presents a case study that examines the technology and experience in a formal education context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages529-533
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780769531670
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008 - Santander, Spain
Duration: 1 Jul 20085 Jul 2008

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2008
CountrySpain
CitySantander
Period1/07/085/07/08

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