Thursday, February 07, 2008

OLA08 Session #1228: Social Netowrking: Innovation and Research

Susan Barnes, Lab for Social Computing, Rochester Institute for Technology (ppt is here)
  • online learning research
  • link to ppt on this page (look for session #1228, at 2:10 pm)
  • Jounral of Computer-Mediated Communication...recent issue on social networks...TODO look it up
  • "First Monday"...another journal to check out TODO
  • Susan has done lots of research around learning in SecondLife, especially with a focus on marketing
  • has an article on libraries in SL TODO: check it out
  • SNADS: Social Network Advertising
  • individuals become soc networking...choose your look/image/clothes etc.
  • opportunities in SL for simulations, prepare for work
  • STEM education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
  • Research methods:
    • programmed computers to capture data
    • examined discussion logs
    • surveys
  • Questions for librarians to study:
    • how can the new tch extend the classroom?
    • will students seek out experts and outside help using the new tools?
    • how can libs be more involved in the social classroom?
    • how do these new technologies change the roel of libraries?
  • very academically-focussed, but interesting

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