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A presentation delivered at the 2010 Creating Futures Through Technology Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, March 3, 2010

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  • The ECAR (Educause Center for Applied Research) conducted this study in 2009. 30,616 Undergraduate students from 103 four-years institutions and 12 two -year institutions participated in the study.

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  • Integrating Social Networking Technology into Online Teaching and Learning Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D. Professor The University of Southern Mississippi Steve.Yuen@usm.edu 2010 Creating Futures Through Technology Pre-Conference, Biloxi, MS, March 3, 2010
  • What is a Social Network? • A social network is an online service for communities of people who share an interest with one another to collaborate. • A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services (Wikipedia). Barnett: Social Networking March 8, 2008
  • Universities and Social Networking. http://www.slideshare.net/sparkbouy/universities-and-social-networking/
  • connected
  • Popular Social Networks •Facebook •Friendster •LinkedIn •MySpace •Ning
  • Social Networking Factoids • Social networking and blogging are now the 4th most popular online activities, according to Nielsen’s recently released Global Faces and Networked Places report. (2009) • Social networks now represent the fastest growing Internet segment – 3 times the rate of overall Internet growth. (2009) Source: Nielson Netratings
  • In 2008, if you’re not on a social networking site, you’re not on the Internet. IAB Platform Status Report: User Generated Content, Social Media, and Advertising — An Overview (April 2008)
  • There are over 400 million registered users on Facebook. If Facebook were a country, only China and India have larger populations than Facebook. Infographic 2010: How Facebook Grew To 400 Million Users. http://bit.ly/a0eThz
  • Infographic 2010: How Facebook Grew To 400 Million Users. http://bit.ly/a0eThz
  • • The most visited social networking site in the world (Nielsen Report, 2009) • 5 billion pieces of content [Web links, news stories, blogs, photos] shared weekly (Facebook,2009) • 400 million active users worldwide (70% outside the USA) • 60 million status updates posted daily • Average user has 130 friends on the site • 3 billion photos uploaded to the site each month • More than 14 million videos uploaded each month • 55 minutes spent on Facebook daily by a typical user
  • • A monthly growth of 1,382% as reported by Nielsen.com in March 2009 • 75 million Twitter users or unique visits (ComScore, Jan 2010) • 50 million tweets per day—that's an average of 600 tweets per second (Feb 2010)
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project 2006 Study
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project • 2009 National Study – Social Media & Young Adults – 73% all online American Youth between the age of 12 and 17 use social networking sites for communication, up from 55% in November 2008 – 72% of online 18-29 years olds use social networking sites – 47% of online adults use social networking sites, up from 37% in November 2008
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project
  • ECAR Study – Undergraduate Students and Information Technology
  • Social Learning
  • Social Networking in Education
  • Social Networking in Education • Provide a casual place of learning • Develop literacy and communication skills • Encourage students to express their own thoughts • Provide effective collaboration and communication • Offer a channel of resources and knowledge exchanges
  • Social Networking in Education • Provide a source of social support and socialization for different learners • Enhance students’ learning experiences • Develop e-portfolios • Form communities of practice • Build an online learning community • Offer immersion in a foreign language environment
  • Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking Chapter 16 - Using Social Networking to Enhance Sense of Community in E-Learning Courses http://book.yuen.us/book1/
  • The End Questions or Comments? This presentation is available on the Web at: http://slideshare.yuen.us Follow me at: My Blog - http://blog.yuen.us My Tweets - http://twitter.yuen.us