Friendly Treehouses (AHEA)

Thanks to "Monk of the TrueSchool" for making this image available on wikimedia.

Thanks to "Monk of the TrueSchool" for making this image available on wikimedia.

In this  post are several links to resources and examples related to the presentation that Harriet Schwartz (who writes The Encouragement Lounge, a blog for her adult learners) and I gave at this year’s AHEA conference.

First, a must read is Harriet’s article that was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education titled Facebook: The New Classroom Commons? Congratulations Harriet!

And, if you are new to these tools and would like to learn about a variety of them and their uses in general, feel free to browse Marylhurst 2.0, the course blog that I created to support the Introduction to Social Media course I taught this past summer. Topics and resources include Twitter, YouTube, social bookmarking, LinkedIn, RSS, and many more.

EXAMPLE USES:

RESOURCES:

Finally, I recommend watching this video of Howard Rheingold, a professor at UC Berkeley and Stanford University and a scholar and leader in social media uses in education (and beyond).  In the video, Rheingold talks about the “coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action — and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.”
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