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Academic Social Networking Comparison
Academic Social Networking Comparison
Academic Social Networking Comparison
Academic Social Networking Comparison
Academic Social Networking Comparison
Academic Social Networking Comparison
Academic Social Networking Comparison
Academic Social Networking Comparison
Academic Social Networking Comparison
Academic Social Networking Comparison
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  • 1. Social Networking:
    An Academic Social Network Comparison
    Kirsten R. Fowler-Cooper
  • 2. Social Network Comparison
    In this presentation, I will select two networks from the list provided at EducationalNetworking.com(EducationalNetworking.com)that would be of use to me in my current position. I will review them and discuss why and how I would use these and what the impact would be on my professional practice.
  • 3. Instructional Design Central
    Instructional Design Central (IDC) is dedicated towards providing instructional design professionals, educators, and students access to instructional designer resources, information, learning opportunities, and community services.
  • 4. IDC: Community
    The IDC Linkedin community has 1,001 members and has content including Discussions Members and Promotions. The site is regularly updated by administrators and members with links to current news, articles and events. (IDC Community)
  • 5. IDC: Community Review
    The IDC Community Linkedin site is an excellent resource for networking with others involved in the educational technology community.
    I would use this site to:
    Locate information about upcoming events
    learn about past events and others’ reflections of them.
    Meet local members
    Network with other members
    pursue job opportunities
    Discuss current events in the educational technology field
  • 6. International Society for Technology in Education
    ISTE membership is a powerful and meaningful way for educators to connect with peers, to gather in a variety of forums to share the challenges and excitement of teaching, and to be part of a community that leads the transformation of education. (ISTE)
  • 7. ISTE: Community
    The ISTE Ning network has 5,786 members and includes links to to groups, events, a discussion forum, blogs, videos and photos.(ISTE Community)
  • 8. ISTE: Community Review
    The ISTE Ning Community site is an excellent resource for networking with others involved in the educational technology community.
    I would use this site to:
    Locate information about upcoming events
    Learn about past events and others’ reflections of them.
    Meet local members
    Network with other members
    Pursue job opportunities
    Discuss current events in the educational technology field
  • 9. IDC / ISTE Community Comparison
    IDC Community
    1001 members
    Active Forums
    Linked to my Linkedin Profile
    Small Organization
    No events linked to community
    Excellent Networking Opportunities
    ISTE Community
    5786 members
    Moderately Active Forums
    Part of the Ning Community
    Renowned Organization
    Numerous Events linked to community
    Excellent Networking Opportunities
  • 10. Works Cited:
    EducationalNetworking.com. (n.d.). Educational Networking - List of Networks. Retrieved 04 24, 2011, from http://www.educationalnetworking.com/List+of+Networks
    IDC. (n.d.). Instructional Design Central. Retrieved 04 24, 2011, from http://www.instructionaldesigncentral.com/: http://www.instructionaldesigncentral.com/
    IDC Linkedin. (n.d.). Instructional Design Central Linkedin. Retrieved 04 24, 2011, from http://www.linkedin.com/: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=2672881
    ISTE Community. (n.d.). ISTE. Retrieved 04 24, 2011, from ISTE Community: http://www.iste-community.org/
    ISTE. (n.d.). International Society for Technology in Education Web Site. Retrieved 04 24, 2011, from International Society for Technology in Education Web Site: http://www.iste.org
  • 11. Kirsten Fowler-Cooper
    www.kirstenfowler.com

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