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  • Teacher OnlineSocial Networks Dr. Camille Rutherford Brock University CSSE 09
  • Teacher Social Networks
  • Teacher Social Networks
  • Network Features• Member profile• Discussion• Blogs• Groups (public/private) • Resource sharing • Friend/Buddy list • Chat
  • Tapped In •Created in 1997 by SRI •Platform for online professional development •Discussion groups •Libraryof resources •Synchronous Chat
  • Facebook Groups Created in • 2004 Participant • driven •Discussion Photo • sharing •Friends •Message
  • Facebook Groups User Name Removed User Name Removed User Name Removed User Name Removed User Name Removed User Name Removed User Name Removed User Name Removed User Name Removed
  • Ning •Created in 2005 •Socialnetwork platform •Easy to use •Multiple networks •Discussion groups •Blogs •Friends •Video/photo •Google ads
  • Ning: Localized Networks
  • TeachAde •Created in 2007 •For profit (Advertising & sales) •Database of resources •Blogs •Calendar •Video
  • Brock Learning Network •Created in 2008 •Private •Localized •Personalized •Links to resources •Blogs •Groups •Discussion •Calendar •Video •Faculty, students, teachers
  • Why Join a Network?
  • Why Join a Network?
  • Why Join a Network?
  • Why Join a Network?
  • Sharing
  • Professional ....... Pro flec ue l o g na Re fes tion ial ioD ess sio of na Pr l Pr al of Int es on si g er sio es nin ac na of ar tio l Pr e n L
  • Teacher OnlineSocial Networks
  • E ? A R Teacher IOnline C Social D L Networks O U S H HYW
  • Benefits•Reduce professional isolation•Dissemination of ideas/resources•Collaborative problem solving•Distributed leadership•Early warning system Online learning communities have the potential to significantly enhance teaching practice (Barab, MaKinster, Moore, & Cunningham, 2001; Gomez, Sherin, Griesdorn, & Finn, 2008; Klinger, 2004; Schlager & Fusco, 2003)
  • Implications•Creation of regional / local networks•Social network analysis •Identify leadership potential • Network densityhttp://twitter.com/crutherford crutherford@brocku.ca