Social Learning With Social Networking Tools Designed Just For Education

Are you using one of these education-specific Social Learning applications?

 

Last week’s article, “Facebook in the Classroom. Seriously”, was the first in a series focused on the use of social networking tools in the classroom. I am writing this series of articles as part of my preparation for a presentation on the subject at this year’s Campus Technology 2011 conference. In addition to looking at popular tools like Facebook and Twitter, I also want to be able to recommend a number of worthwhile education-specific platforms.

Using applications that are intended solely for education eliminates concerns about exposing students to the inappropriate types of content found on popular mass market social networking tools.

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