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Dr. Jamie Henke

Collaborative Learning through Social Networking: Making Time Travel Possible in Any Subject

Listeners of this presentation will hear how an instructor turned her inactive discussion forum and transformed it into a highly interactive learning environment. She transferred the learning medium from a discussion forum to a role-playing forum using a format that was very familiar to her students -- "Ning" pages. Ning is an online tool that enables groups of people to establish their own social networks, similar to Facebook pages. The method used is one that can be used across disciplines. The assignment was well received by students. They started conversing immediately.

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