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7 Things You Should Know About Social Content Curation
October 8, 2012

An emerging class of online tools, including Pinterest, Scoop.it, EduClipper, and others, allows users to quickly and easily gather, organize, and share collections of online resources , parti…

7 Things You Should Know About Privacy in Web 2.0 Learning Environments
September 7, 2010

New media, social networking, collaboration sites, image and video-sharing sites, wikis, and blogs offer tremendous teaching and learning opportunities to educators and students, but their use ra…

7 Things You Should Know About LMS Alternatives
July 6, 2010

A traditional learning management system (LMS) provides a set of tools to manage learning resources, administrative functions, assessments, and grading. Alternatives to conventional LMSs include…

7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communication
February 9, 2010

Backchannel communication is a secondary conversation that takes place at the same time as a conference session, lecture, or instructor-led learning activity. This might involve students using a …

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Annotation
October 5, 2009

Collaborative annotation tools expand the concept of social bookmarking by allowing users not only to share bookmarks but also to digitally annotate web pages. Rather than simply pointing to part…

7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging
July 7, 2009

Microblogging is the practice of posting small pieces of digital content—which could be text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media—on the Internet. Microblogging offers a p…

7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread
June 8, 2009

VoiceThread is a media aggregator that allows people to post media artifacts—which might be a document, a slide presentation, a video, or a collection of photos—for community feedba…

7 Things You Should Know About Ning
April 23, 2008

Ning is an online service that allows users to create their own social networks and join and participate in other networks. No technical skill is required to set up a social network, and there ar…

7 Things You Should Know About Flickr
February 15, 2008

Flickr is a photo-sharing website where anyone can upload and tag photos, browse others' photos, and add comments and annotations. Users can create photo sets and collections to manage conte…

7 Things You Should Know About Twitter
July 18, 2007

Twitter is an online application that is part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe what they are doing or thinking at a given momen…