Worlds Collide: Exploring the Use of Social Media Technologies for Online Learning

Decision Sciences Institute Conference, November 2011

16 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2011

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Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Date Written: June 22, 2011

Abstract

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.

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, O3

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Linda Weiser and Friedman, Hershey H., Worlds Collide: Exploring the Use of Social Media Technologies for Online Learning (June 22, 2011). Decision Sciences Institute Conference, November 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1869982

Linda Weiser Friedman (Contact Author)

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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New York, NY 10010
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HOME PAGE: http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/friedman/

CUNY - The Graduate Center

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New York,, NY 10016
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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

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