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The Social Classroom

Book Description

As technology is being integrated into educational processes, teachers are searching for new ways to enhance student motivation and learning. Through shared experiences and the results of empirical research, educators can ease social networking sites into instructional usage. The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education collates different viewpoints on how social networking sites can be integrated in education. Highlighting both formal and informal uses of social interaction tools as learning tools, this book will be very useful to all educators, trainers and academic researchers in all aspects of education looking for a theoretical/practical approach to resourceful teaching.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. A ROLE FOR SOCIAL NETWORKS IN EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE
    2. FACEBOOK AND OTHER SNS IN EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION
    3. THE LITERATURE
    4. WAYS OF ASSIMILATION
    5. THE SOCIAL CLASSROOM
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: The Social in the Classroom: Formal and Informal Use of SNS in Teaching and Learning
    1. Chapter 1: The Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Formal and Informal Learning Settings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS IN EDUCATION: INTRODUCTION
      3. EMPIRICAL STUDIES
      4. LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY IN FORMAL EDUCATION
      5. BROAD CONCLUSIONS FROM BOTH SETS OF DATA
      6. IMPLICATIONS
    2. Chapter 2: An Informal Use of Facebook to Encourage Student Collaboration and Motivation for Off Campus Activities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE ROLE OF THE VLE IN STUDENT LEARNING
      5. THE SSU STUDENTS’ VIEW OF AN EFFECTIVE VLE
      6. USING FACEBOOK IN ADDITION TO THE VLE
      7. CASE STUDY 1: USING FACEBOOK INFORMALLY TO ENABLE STUDENT COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION
      8. CASE STUDY 2: USING FACEBOOK INFORMALLY TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS
      9. GATHERING THE CASE STUDY STUDENTS’ VIEWS
      10. CAN WE BE FRIENDS?
      11. IS IT JUST A BIG DISTRACTION?
      12. SOLUTION: EXTENDING THE VLE TO INCLUDE THE AFFORDANCES OF FACEBOOK
      13. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      14. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Designing Learning in Social Online Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEARNING IN INFORMAL AND FORMAL ON-LINE ENVIRONMENTS
      4. PEDAGOGICAL FRAMEWORK UNDERLYING SOCIAL ON-LINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      5. DESIGNING LEARNING EXPERIENCES IN SOCIAL ON-LINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
      6. CONCLUSION: ADOPTING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE AND DESIGN COMPETENCES
    4. Chapter 4: Classifying Facebook Usage in the Classroom or Around It
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. AN EXAMPLE OF FACEBOOK RELATED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Socializing the Domain: Using SNS for Domain-Specific Teaching and Learning
    1. Chapter 5: The Use of Facebook as a Pedagogical Platform for Developing Investigative Journalism Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FACEBOOK AS A ‘COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE’
      4. FACEBOOK AS A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: Modeling the Use of Facebook in Environmental Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY: RESEARCH CONTEXT
      5. PARTICIPANTS AND DESIGN
      6. INSTRUMENTS
      7. RESULTS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Facebook’s Hidden Potential
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
      4. FACEBOOK AS A SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE
      5. METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH DESIGN
      6. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      7. FACEBOOK’S POTENTIAL TO SUPPORT FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: Considerations for Online English Language Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDIES ON THE USE OF FB AND SNS IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTION IN GREECE
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 9: Facebook as an Educational Environment for Mathematics Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER: EXPERIMENTING WITH MATHEMATICS LEARNING IN SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Inside/Outside Society: Ethical, Social, and Psychological Implications of SNS Educational Use
    1. Chapter 10: The Ethical Dilemmas of Social Networking Sites in Classroom Contexts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ETHICAL ISSUES WHEN USING SNS IN A CLASSROOM CONTEXT
      4. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Preparing Your Digital Legacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: The Role of Students’ Personality Traits in the Effective Use of Social Networking Sites in the Educational Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A BRIEF CONCEPTUAL AND RESEARCH OVERVIEW
      4. SNS IN EDUCATION CONTEXT: PERMANENT OPPORTUNITY OR CURRENT FASHION?
      5. EFFECTIVE USE OF SNS IN THE EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT: THE ROLE OF STUDENT PERSONALITY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Social Media in the Canadian Post-Secondary Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOCIAL MEDIA: WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
      5. CANADIAN POST-SECONDARY ENGAGEMENT WITH SNS
      6. CHALLENGE: THE BALANCE BETWEEN EDUCATION AND LEGISLATION
      7. TEACHABLE MOMENTS: SNS AND THE CANADIAN CLASSROOM
      8. WHEN LEGISLATION AND PRACTICE WORK TOGETHER
    5. Chapter 14: Facebook and the Societal Aspects of Formal Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. THE CASE STUDY
      5. METHODOLOGY AND RATIONALE
      6. FINDINGS AND COMMENT
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Socializing Tools: Individual Social Networks and Their Use in Instruction
    1. Chapter 15: Diigo, Collaborative Knowledge Acquisition, and Social Networks of Graduate-Level Coursework
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIIGO AS A TOOL FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION
      5. ATTRIBUTES OF THE DIIGO PLATFORM IN EDUCATION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Does Facebook Provide Educational Value?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND OF THE OVERVIEW
      4. THE THEORETICAL DEBATE ABOUT THE EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL OF FACEBOOK
      5. MAPPING EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON FACEBOOK AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL
      6. CRITICAL ISSUES AND SOME PRELIMINARY GUIDELINES ON FACEBOOK EDUCATIONAL USE
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 17: Brevity is the Soul of Wit
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TWITTER ASSIGNMENT
      5. SURVEY DATA
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 18: MOOCs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: A JOURNEY TOWARDS MOOCS
      4. THE SOCIAL NATURE OF MOOCS
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 5: Social Networking Cases: Case Studies of Using Individual SNS in Teaching and Learning
    1. Chapter 19: New Visual Social Media for the Higher Education Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VISUAL LITERACY IN THE 21 CENTURY
      4. MULTIMEDIA AND THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
      5. THE SOCIAL PLATFORM
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 20: Social Networking for Educational Purposes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. QUANTITATIVE ANALYSES
      6. DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL CULTURAL SKILLS
      7. QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 21: Personal Learning Environments and Social Networks in the Traditional School System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK OF THE RESEARCH
      4. METHODOLOGICAL PLANNING AND MATERIALIZATION OF RESEARCH
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 22: Teachers’ Use of Social Networking Sites for Continuing Professional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TEACHERS’ USE OF SNS FOR CPD
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors
  15. Introduction