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The “Walled Garden” approach to Social Networking: Utilizing Ning in distance education.
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, , NC State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper presents the initial phase of a research project on the use of a closed social network, utilizing Ning, in an online educational environment. Participants are drawn from two online master’s level courses, one that takes place in a Ning, and the other in a traditional learning management system. The Ning will be used to leverage the students’ use of discussion boards, by utilizing a tool that has attributes common to social networks being used outside of the classroom.

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Smith, B. & Holcomb, L. (2009). The “Walled Garden” approach to Social Networking: Utilizing Ning in distance education. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2970-2973). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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