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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

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Summary

Remember that blogs give you a very easy, simple web page. If you could create a course website, what would it look like? Odds are you’d include links, photos, video clips, articles, and perhaps PowerPoint-based lessons. You’d probably want simple discussion features and maybe a calendar or advanced search tool. Blogs can do all that, as well as provide a private (if you choose that) communication space to share with your learners.
Somewhat more formal than other Web 2.0 technologies, but good at lending themselves toward hosting a course or longer assignments, the instructor willing to look at non-traditional methods for building community will find blogs an excellent tool to replace or supplement more traditional approaches to ...

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