Blogging & Social Networking – Some thoughts about the social and educational potential for distance learning students

Embedded is the presentation that I gave today to a group of distance learning teachers at the Univeristy. It tries to give a brief overview of some of the lit related to this area and to start some discussion about how these technologies can be used in their learning designs.

It will be interesting to hear their stories as (or if?) these these technologies gain traction. Thanks to the participants with whom I enjoyed a great discussion about these issues.

Any comments or suggestions from today’s audience (or eleswhere) greatly appreciated 🙂

Some links from todays session

Social Bookmarks
www.delicious.com
(my account here is www.delicious.com/hardmana)

www.diigo.com
(my account www.diigo.com/user/actualal )

Micro Blogging
www.twitter.com
www.search.twitter.com is a great place to search for “tweets” of interest.
www.twitter.com/actualal is me…

Research Connect
http://rhogos.mc.man.ac.uk/gradconnect/

Social networking around slides (sounds whacky but it is where I posted today’s presentation)
www.slideshare.net
www.slideshare.net/actualal

Social networking around academic papers
www.citeulike.org/
www.citeulike.org/user/Actualal

Blog hosts
www.blogger.com (google’s version)
www.wordpress.com (a good alternative)

Blog search engines
www.bloglines.com
www.technorati.com

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