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  1. 1. The Learning Center of Lamar State College-Orange presents . . .online learning networks for knowledge sharing and tutorials at a distance
  2. 2.  network = community a specialized “social” network relationships based on common academic interests focus is LEARNING!
  3. 3. “The skill of networking should . . . be valued in learning and is the essence of Internet- based social networking environments. That is, when students realize the value in connecting with others in the learning process, the better their learning will be. Networking with experts, with peers, with additional sources of information, and so on makes the learning more interesting and also more legitimate” (Reynard, 2008, p. 3).
  4. 4. academic and social bookmarking and networking for college and allows students and teachers to university interact in real time within virtual students and classrooms , share content, and their instructors create/take practice testsmembership limited to anyone can join, basiccollege/university students membership free, fee forfaculty/staff, no fee premium membership
  5. 5.  bookmark useful websites  contribute to a user-created taxonomy of academic websites  browse and search  watch topics post and answer questions create and join groups  Invite others to join send and receive messages
  6. 6. staff development student assistance create group for  encourage students community college to register and learning center create/join groups of issues academic/career invite learning center interest staff from other  serve as a research institutions tool for students collect materials for  provide wide access planning tutorials to peers and experts
  7. 7.  search for and view free tutorials, tests, and resources connect with experts and peers interactive virtual classrooms  share documents (PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, video etc.)  Video, audio, chat, interactive online whiteboard  Tutorial for WiZiQ Virtual Classroom create/share content and tests recording/download of tutorials  Premium vs. Free Features Comparison
  8. 8. staff development student assistance attend live tutorials  offer online tutorials and view archived and quizzes created recordings relevant by LC staff & LSC-O to post-secondary faculty learners and  Access free live educational issues. tutorials, recordings, connect with fellow practice tests, and educators and materials in a variety experts of subjects
  9. 9. Participation in learning networksenriches the teaching and learningexperience for all . . . educators students “Now, educational “For educational networks are, bar none, institutions, cultivating the most likely Web learners’ capabilities in platform for facilitating exploring and exploiting Contributing, knowledge from the Collaborating, and unlimited resource in a Connecting in the virtual learning community meaningful way that can help them not only educators have always learn more efficiently, but also learn “how to learn” looked for” (Hargadon, in the digital age” (Chen et n.d., p. 2). al., 2009, p. 144).
  10. 10. Networks expand learningopportunities beyond traditionalinstitutions research and inquire learn Network connect without with peers boundaries Learning and experts Community contribute and collaborate
  11. 11.  building communities of practice for staff and students  producing online tutorials and compiling libraries of information tailored to student needs andWelcome to the Learning Center (n.d.) interests  eliminating barriers to learning
  12. 12. ReferencesChen, I., Chen, N., & Kinshuk. (2009). Examining the Factors Influencing Participants Knowledge Sharing Behavior in Virtual Learning Communities. Educational Technology & Society, 12(1), 134- 148. Retrieved from ERIC database.Goldberg, M. (2008, July 20). The academic world in one site [Blog post]. Retrieved January 25, 2001, from, S. (n.d.). Educational networking: The important role Web 2.0 will play in education. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from, R. (2008, May 21). Social networking: Learning theory in action. T.H.E. Journal. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from Theory-in-Action.aspx?Page=3Welcome to the Learning Center [Photo]. (n.d.) . Retrieved January 23, 2010, from, S. (2008, May 24). Tutorial for WiZiQ virtual classroom [Slide presentation]. Retrieved January 23, 2010, from classroom-education-online-learning-onlinelearning-tutoring-undefined-entertainment-ppt- powerpoint/