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Integrating social networking technologies in education: a case study of a formal learning environment
in P. Diaz, Kinshuk, I. Aedo & E. Mora (Ed.), IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
  • Lori Lockyer, University of Wollongong
  • John W Patterson, University of Wollongong
Document Type
Conference Paper
Publication Date
1-1-2008
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.

RIS ID
23752
Citation Information
Lori Lockyer and John W Patterson. "Integrating social networking technologies in education: a case study of a formal learning environment" in P. Diaz, Kinshuk, I. Aedo & E. Mora (Ed.), IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies Vol. Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society (2008) p. 529 - 533
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lori_lockyer/21/