Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cool Thing: Ning and Social Netowking in learning- EDUCAUSE

Ning and Writing to Learn

  • Writing effectively is academically and professionally crucial for students, and helping them attain that skill is a major goal for writing instruction.
  • The social networking site Ning offers a variety of Web 2.0 tools that can help students learn to write as well as write to learn.
  • A small pilot in a University of Connecticut writing course demonstrated Ning's effectiveness in helping students write to learn.
http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/NingandWritingtoLearn/192956

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