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Using social media to engage and develop the online learner in self-determined learning

What is the role of social media in promoting cognitive and meta-cognitive learner development? This research examined the perspectives of students and instructors on the use of social media in the online classroom. The results showed that students perceived specific

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Research study reveals that students use social media to enhance their language skills

Research survey study on more than 700 university students at Morocco revealed that they use social media, mainly Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn, to enhance their foreign language skills. Download and read the full article (registration is needed, yet it

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Free e-book: “Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media”

In “Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media” authors suggest a model for teaching and learning that is based on connections with other people. As the authors emphasise in the preface, “the book  is about how to teach crowds, but it

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EdmodoCon 2014 – free online Conference on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

EdmodoCon is the annual educator conference of Edmodo. EdmodoCon is an 11-hour virtual event and registration and attendance is free. If other responsibilities prevent you from attending the conference the day of the event, fear not since all sessions will

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How to choose your news

Do you have a problem in explaining to your students how to choose which news to consume and how to reach truth? This short video will help you initiate a classroom discussion about the role of social media and how the end-user can

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How Much Science Can You Fit Into 6 Seconds?

This video is a collection of VINE looping videos (all under 6 seconds) created by teachers and students using Vine to demonstrate various lessons of science. A marvelous example of how you can use social media in the classroom to

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