Socializing the Classroom: Social Networks and Online Learning

Socializing the Classroom: Social Networks and Online Learning

by Susan B. Barnes


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Socializing the Classroom: Social Networks and Online Learning by Susan B. Barnes

Socializing the Classroom: Social Networks and Online Learning, by Susan B. Barnes, examines how social media can be used in education through two research grants and real-world applications. Barnes analyzes social media including Facebook, Courseware, and Second Life, while providing a theoretical foundation for examining social software. A new generation of students is surrounded by digital technologies, leading scholars and teachers to consider virtual worlds to engage students. By bringing together human-computer-interaction theories with social theory, Socializing the Classroom creates a theoretical foundation for future research in the area of social media, online learning technologies, and the development of social networks. Readers will gain a better understanding of how students use online learning environments to communicate task-oriented messages and maintain social interactions. This is an essential text for scholars, students, and those interested in social networks and the implementation of technology in education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739188231
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 10/09/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Susan B. Barnes is a professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Associate Director of the Social Computing Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What are Social Media?
Chapter 2: Self Identity and Awareness
Chapter 3: Space Versus Place
Chapter 4: Structure of Networking Communities
Chapter 5: Awareness and Notification
Chapter 6: Second Life and Social Presence
Chapter 7: Ethical Issues in Virtual Worlds
Chapter 8: Social Norms
Chapter 9: Trust Online
Chapter 10: Remix Culture
Chapter 11: Social Capital: The Goal of Social Networking

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