Social networking and education

August 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm Leave a comment

This topic is discussed among Brunei VTE teacher education and training intake 2011/2012 of University of Brunei Darussalam

What benefits do you think social networking technologies have for your teaching and learning?

Social networking technologies benefit our teaching and learning in many ways:

1. To develop/enhance our skill in ICT.
2. It is a “free learning” opportunity through online sharing of resources such as documents, photos, videos and favourite website’s link.
3. To promote communication skills and personal development by exchanging ideas with others.
4. For ‘mind sharing’ by posting “topics/issues” to be followed up for discussion and construct a feedback. By this way, we can have different perspective.
5. For staying connected – teachers can work with students online.
6. Global relationship among educators to grab world’s knowledge.
7. Teaching and learning activities can be done outside school hour especially for students who are unable to meet in person with teacher, online exchange of resources allows them to obtain from their teacher.
8. To promote collaboration among students or among teachers.
9. It can be accessed anytime and anywhere by the social networking’s users to keep on up-to-date news/information.
10. To express our creativity by sharing experiences, expertise and gain recognition.
11. It can be an effective way of learning approach as it can motivate students to learn enjoyably with their friends.

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Entry filed under: ICT Lecture & Tutorial.

Topics covered for Teaching Practice, Semester 1

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