Originally only open to university students, Facebook has quickly expanded (in North America, at least) to become the most ubiquitous online platform for people of all ages to stay connected with friends and family. More than just a social networking environment, people use Facebook to promote causes, create fan pages, play games and yes, even to learn with each other.
Later this week we will be joining Kevin Gaugler in Elluminate via LearnCentral to discuss the ways in which these online environments might expand our concept of when, where and with whom we learn. Be sure to view the two MAALLT keynotes prior to our Friday session as they will form the basis of our discussion.
Might social networking environments like Twitter, Facebook, Diigo, Zotero, wikis and blogs provide learners and educators previously unimaginable possibilities to create on-demand, personalized learning networks that can enrich face-to-face exchanges and extend learning beyond the classroom and semester or academic year? If so, how? If not, why not? In what way do this week’s materials inform your perspective?