We define social network sites as web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system.
Boyd, d. m., & Ellison, N. B. (2007). Social network sites: Definition, history, and scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Wikipedia Jan, 09 Social media are primarily Internet- and mobile-based tools for sharing and discussing information among human beings.  The term most often refers to activities that integrate technology, telecommunications and social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio. This interaction, and the manner in which information is presented, depends on the varied perspectives and "building" of shared meaning among communities, as people share their stories and experiences. Businesses also refer to social media as user-generated content (UGC) or consumer-generated media (CGM). Social media is the use of technology combined with social interaction to create or co-create value . http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog/2008/09/25/the-definition-of-social-media/
When asked about Wikipedia, he noted that it’s a useful starting point when looking into a topic, and added: I f you ar e a teacher and the answer to your question can be copied from Wikipedia, you’r e asking the wrong questions. - Charles Leadbetter ( http://tinyurl.com/p8hqnt) Universities , with a young constituency and an employee base of academics interested in new discoveries and ways of communication, should have embraced social media early - but they have not and if they don't embrace new techniques in pedagogy they risk becoming seen as anachronisms in today’s hyper-connected world where information is available freely, says a University of Illinois expert who studies the knowledge economy’s effect on higher education. http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/ivory_tower_needs_embrace_social_media Student comment: “With all the successful social mechanism models available on the web today, I still find myself amazed that an institution like NCSU uses such a poor tool [Vista] for on-line student interaction.” List of socialmedia/academia resources: http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/ivory_tower_needs_embrace_social_media
Chatham course features Allows anyone in class to simply add related links Sorts discussion topics by latest post- easy to scan and review
Chatham course features Twitter app on FB, but not for groups Schedule on Google Docs Link to delicious
Get started! My list of resources for ENG331 students: http://courses.ncsu.edu/eng331/lec/005/collaboration/index.html Synchronous chat/webcam/audio/file sharing Elluminate Virtual collaboration SecondLife Shared bookmarking delicious Social networking application/discussions Facebook Audio or video lectures Podcasts Announcements, reminders, quick facts Twitter Group discussion, archiving, journaling Blogs Aggregate/consolidate tools and resources Dashboard
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I felt out of touch with the course most of the time because I tend to learn better by being in a classroom and hearing information broadcast to me instead of just reading it for myself. Hearing information always sticks with me better than reading it alone.
The blog idea was great too. If we ever had a question about the next meeting or our specific roles we could just look at the blog and this would usually clear everything up.
Instead of brainstorming out loud using the blog gives the same freedom in terms of input, but also at the same time records each though so that nothing is forgotten.