Socializing the Classroom

Socializing the Classroom : Social Networks and Online Learning

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 154.94 x 220.98 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739188232
  • 9780739188231

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In Socializing the Classroom: Social Networks and Online Learning, Susan Barnes has illuminated a new approach to the study of using technology in the classroom, one that takes into account the dynamic social changes in students and their engagement with technology. In this valuable new work, Barnes opens new windows into understanding the multiple media illiteracies of students, through the lens of media ecology. While many either bemoan or overtly praise the way technology has been introduced to the classroom, Barnes and her team ask tough questions, and provide valuable answers to anyone wondering how students really learn. -- Brian Cogan, Molloy College, author of Deconstructing South Park: Critical Examinations of Animated Transgression Barnes and her colleagues offer a useful analysis of the digital age in sociological terms. Socializing the Classroom is packed with historical context, real-life situations, and the thinking of diverse researchers and theorists. -- Paul Levinson, Fordham University, author of New New Mediashow more

About Susan B. Barnes

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).show more

Table of contents

Introduction 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 Conclusionshow more

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