Documentation:Social Web Tools/Uses and Benefits

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Uses and Benefits

Social media tools allow you to support your student's learning in ways that have not been possible before. Students can more easily connect and collaborate with each other, or have easy access to timely and relevant news items, blog posts or other web resources relevant to the content they are studying. Below are some ways in which you could use social web tools in a classroom:


Group authoring on a topic

  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Collaborative Writing Tools

Easy and quick way to make course resources available

  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Feed Reading
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Media Sharing

Peer review/editing

  • Wikis
  • Blogs

Student generated resource development

  • Microblogging
  • Social Networks
  • Instant Messaging

Presentations

  • Online Presentation Tools
  • Media Sharing