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Social Networking


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Social Networking

  1. 1. <ul><li>Amal AL-Balushi </li></ul><ul><li>Hiba AL-Julandani </li></ul><ul><li>Sara AL-Zahili </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Social Networking? <ul><li>Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups. </li></ul><ul><li>When it comes to online social networking, websites are commonly used.   </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Social Networking sites? <ul><li>Social networking sites are interactive websites designed to build online communities for individuals who have something in common -an interest in a hobby, a topic, or an organization- and a simple desire to communicate across physical boundaries with other interested people. These sites are not unlike the old-fashioned “party line” telephones, but they leave a more permanent record of the conversations. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Social Networking Sites <ul><li>Ning ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>KickApps ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>CrodVine ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>GoingOn ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>CollectiveX ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband Mechanics ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Cerado ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>ONESite ( ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Features of Ning <ul><li>Discussion Forum. </li></ul><ul><li>Chat. </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>Add a video. </li></ul><ul><li>Add photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Add music. </li></ul><ul><li>Event Listings. </li></ul><ul><li>Invite People. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Text Box. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Interest Groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Member Profiles. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advantages of Ning <ul><li>It is free. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a virtual identity (personality) which allow instructors to get to know their students better. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing files and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage interaction. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Limitations of Ning <ul><li>It gives you only ultimate storage capacity of 10 GB and monthly data transfer bandwidth of 100 GB. </li></ul><ul><li>Other personal profile contain topics like drugs, alcohol and others . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Applications of Social Networking in Distance Education Different levels of using the web in education
  9. 9. Stand-alone instruction <ul><li>Making social network for the course (private and public feature). </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading the resources, materials and assignments of the course (video, audio, graphics, text) </li></ul><ul><li>Using the communication tools to interact with the students (chat, discussion, instant messaging) </li></ul><ul><li>Using other available tools to enrich the course (blog, interest group, list event). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Web-supported instruction <ul><li>Online social networking can be used to support instruction. For example it can be used to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design activity for the course. (group or individual). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage interaction. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Web-pedagogical resources <ul><li>Sharing different types of resources with students (video, audio, graphics, text). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Consideration for using Ning <ul><li>Consider the cultural issues when sharing different files. </li></ul><ul><li>Announce the students that all the information will be public and can be as results for search engine. </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and privacy issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Announce students for other unsafe networks and personal profiles. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Features analysis Time of interaction Synchronous Asynchronous Type of interaction Student-student Student-teacher Student-content Student-machine Learning style Group-based Self-based learning Flexibility Anytime Anyplace Ease of access/use Speed Development Feedback Delivery Instruction Stand-alone medium Multimedia support Cost