Shannon Ritter's Using Social Networking Tools and Technologies to Build a Community of Online Learners

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SLN SOLsummit 2009 presentation - by Shannon Ritter
http://slnsolsummit2009.edublogs.org
Online and distance learners are studying from locations all over our globe, connected via internet to our courses and institutions. By taking advantage of social networking technologies, we can begin to connect these students with each other and encourage community building among our learners.

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Shannon Ritter's Using Social Networking Tools and Technologies to Build a Community of Online Learners

  1. 1. Using Social Networking Tools and Technologies to Build a Community of Online Learners Shannon Ritter, Social Networks Adviser Penn State World Campus
  2. 2. imagine
  3. 3. the experience
  4. 4. non-traditional students and learning
  5. 5. “learning together”
  6. 6. a sense of belonging
  7. 7. community
  8. 8. what we’re doing
  9. 9. How’s it going so far?
  10. 10. Facebook Friends - 337 Twitter Followers - 107 Second Life Opening – 1/28/09 Flickr Views – 2574 YouTube Views - 2316
  11. 11. “it helps us feel connected” “we feel like part of the university now” “we feel like every other student - like it’s our university too”
  12. 12. questions

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