Online Social Networks
for Specialized Language
 Learning Communities

        Dan Craig
    dan@danielcraig.com
• Defining Social Networking
• Using Social Networking
• Getting Started
• Making your own
What is social networking?
• Social Networks
• Online Social Networks
• Types of Online Social Networks
Why use social networks?
• Community
• Retention
• Interaction
• Motivational
• Multimodal
• Redefinition of Classroom
How can I start?
• Join existing networks
 – Professional Development
 – Open Sites

• Start your own
 – Find a network se...
Setting Up a Network
• Register with Ning
• Create a new network
• Customize the network   (Joshua Davies’ Tutorials)




...
Using the Network
• Model use
• Engage learners
• Encourage interaction
• Reward participation
Attributions
• Touch Graph (social network map)
• Talking in Languages – by
  Markus Koljonen
Online Social Networks For Specialized Language Learning Communities
Online Social Networks For Specialized Language Learning Communities
Online Social Networks For Specialized Language Learning Communities
Online Social Networks For Specialized Language Learning Communities
Online Social Networks For Specialized Language Learning Communities
Online Social Networks For Specialized Language Learning Communities
Online Social Networks For Specialized Language Learning Communities
Online Social Networks For Specialized Language Learning Communities
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I talked about using services like Ning to create online classroom spaces. A little something that I through together for a digital poster session (though I didn't really use it)

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Online Social Networks For Specialized Language Learning Communities

  1. 1. Online Social Networks for Specialized Language Learning Communities Dan Craig dan@danielcraig.com
  2. 2. • Defining Social Networking • Using Social Networking • Getting Started • Making your own
  3. 3. What is social networking? • Social Networks • Online Social Networks • Types of Online Social Networks
  4. 4. Why use social networks? • Community • Retention • Interaction • Motivational • Multimodal • Redefinition of Classroom
  5. 5. How can I start? • Join existing networks – Professional Development – Open Sites • Start your own – Find a network service – Get set up
  6. 6. Setting Up a Network • Register with Ning • Create a new network • Customize the network (Joshua Davies’ Tutorials) • Seed the network
  7. 7. Using the Network • Model use • Engage learners • Encourage interaction • Reward participation
  8. 8. Attributions • Touch Graph (social network map) • Talking in Languages – by Markus Koljonen

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