Academic Social Networking for Higher Ed
Today, there is no denying that we live in a social world. With sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn becoming commonplace, more social networks like Goolge+, Pinterest and Socialspring emerge at a rapid pace. As an instructor, how do you work with these tools? How do you meet your students’ needs and desires for social interaction? How can you use Twitter to demonstrate social learning?
Even though many students use social networks to interact with their friends, you can actually use these tools in your courses to help them learn more effectively. Whether it is for a particular project or you want a way to interact with your students throughout the term, we can work with you to develop a strategy that works best for you. Contact us for a consultation at email@example.com
Social Networking Tools within Blackboard
Regent will soon be upgrading to Service Pack 11/10. This upgrade includes the long-requested social networking tools right within Blackboard. Please watch this video to see how the new social learning tools enable you to connect, communicate, and collaborate with a global learning network of Blackboard Learn users.
Organize Your Research
Do you need to organize information that’s always accessible? Forget bookmarks that are integrated with your browser, let us show you how you can connect with your peers and save time by using tools such as Delicio.us, Quora and Evernote.
Below are social networking sites and tools we have used to assist faculty. To learn more about using these items or to have us review a specific tool for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Networking Sites
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- WordPress (self-hosted version)
Social Networking Tools