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The Super-Secret, Never-Before-Revealed Guide to Web 2.0 in the Classroom

8 easy steps to put even your most reluctant faculty on the pathway to social media mastery.

In spite of the fact that web 2.0-enabled tools and services are supposed to be easy to set up and simple to use, some faculty in higher ed never got that memo. They don’t know a tweet from a tag, identify Ning as a four-letter word for “river in China”; and would probably guess that Squidoo is a friend of SpongeBob and Patrick. This guide shares foolproof, unintimidating methods for incorporating social media apps into the classroom—guaranteed to work for even the most squeamish scholar.

CT gathered advice from faculty members and other experts from institutions and organizations around the country who have experienced real success in helping timorous teachers incorporate social media in their classrooms. Our panel includes:

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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