Lifelong Learners

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Short tutorial on social networking, how to sign on to Ning and to join groups

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Lifelong Learners

  1. 1. <ul><li>A social network is like a party </li></ul><ul><li>What is a social network? </li></ul>
  2. 2. This is Bob Bob is having a party He’s inviting a few people…
  3. 3. <ul><li>… it will be a wild affair! </li></ul><ul><li>Some friends from work </li></ul>Some of his neighbors And some people he likes to scuba dive with He is inviting…
  4. 4. <ul><li>If Bob’s party is a social network, all of the people who come to the party are </li></ul><ul><li>members. </li></ul>A social network has members and the members can form groups Bob’s friends from work , his neighbors and his scuba friends all belong to groups .
  5. 5. <ul><li>Members can join any group. Members can invite others to join. Members can set up groups. </li></ul>In this way, a social network can bring together people from all areas of the world, and then allow them to find others with common interests. But a social network can do so much more than this…
  6. 6. <ul><li>A social network can list upcoming events , or share favorite </li></ul><ul><li>websites. You can share photos, videos and blogs . You can talk live or you can use a forum to share ideas. </li></ul>List upcoming events Share favorite websites Share photos & videos
  7. 7. <ul><li>You can be in one, many or all of the social networks! </li></ul><ul><li>Bob prefers MySpace </li></ul>Three popular social networks are My Space, Facebook and Ning
  8. 8. <ul><li>Lets look at Lifelong Learners, a Social Network on Ning </li></ul><ul><li>http://lifelonglearners.ning.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ning and Lifelong Learners
  10. 10. More…
  11. 11. And so much more!
  12. 12. 1. Go to http://lifelonglearners.ning.com 2. Click on “Sign Up” more
  13. 13. 3. Fill in the information required E-mail address is required Don’t forget your password! Birthday is optional Copy the code as shown Don’t forget to click sign up! more
  14. 14. 4. Complete your registration Real name is not required We will cover uploading photos in a future tutorial. Don’t do this for now. Fill this in if you like. It will help us to get to know you better. Click Join and you are IN!
  15. 15. Joining a group couldn’t be easier. more 1. Click on the name of the group 2. Click on invitation to join the group
  16. 16. 3. And Voila! You are in! Simple, isn’t it? Invite your friends!
  17. 17. 1. Joined Lifelong Learners 2. Joined or created a group
  18. 18. <ul><li>Sign up for Lifelong Learners AND </li></ul><ul><li>Join an existing group OR </li></ul><ul><li>Form a new group </li></ul>Look over the entire site. See what makes sense. See if you can figure out how to write a blog, post a picture or any other task on the site.

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