Worlds Collide: Exploring the Use of Social Media Technologies for Online Learning
Linda Weiser Friedman
Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; Graduate Center, CUNY
Hershey H. Friedman
Brooklyn College - Department of Finance and Business Management
June 22, 2011
Decision Sciences Institute Conference, November 2011
Models of distance education have evolved over decades, just in time to collide with modern pedagogies in which communication, interaction, student engagement, and active learning are of critical importance. The social media technologies encompass a wide variety of Web-based technologies such as blogs, wikis, online social networking, and virtual worlds. This paper examines the relevant published literature, looking at online learning activities through the prism of the defining characteristics of today’s new communication technologies.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: business education, online learning, online education, social media, new media, blogs, wikis, collaboration, crowdsourcing, mashups, convergence, social networking, user-generated content
JEL Classification: I20, L15, L21, L82, L86, M31, M37, O3Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 22, 2011
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