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Social Networking Tools

Technology has enabled faculty to engage students in new and different technology, commonly known as Web 2.0 tools.

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Web 2.0 European Resource Center

European Resource Center

This website is designed to help educators who find Web 2.0 confusing to have a simple and secure environment to use it in their work and in their classes.

Social Networking in Education

Niall McCarroll and Kevin Curran, International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy

This paper examines the risks involved in the creation of this new learning ecology, and explores the challenges faced by both technology experts and teachers in delivering a truly innovative and effective new approach to education.

Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools

Lenva Shearing, Bucklands Beach Intermediate School

This site is collection of educational Web 2.0 applications that are organized by categories such as writing, research, presentations, storage, audio, converters, mapping, graphing and more.

Social Networking in Plain English

Common Craft

This 2-minute video is for people who wonder why social networking sites are so popular. They propose that one reason is because they help to solve a real world problem.

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

Lori Lockyer and John Patterson, University of Wollongong This journal article presents a case study that examines social networking in a formal education context.