Impact of Social Networking on Learning Persuasive Essay by Nicky

A look at the impact of social networking technologies on thinking and writing skills.
# 146299 | 1,127 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper explains how Web 2.0-based technologies serve as a catalyst for advanced learning systems that are based on social networking. The paper looks at the social network's effects on thinking and effective writing skills and discusses how social networking is serving as the basis for creating new approaches to teaching and instruction. The paper argues against the perception that social networking including Facebook and MySpace are for socializing and not for serious work, and demonstrates how social networking is revolutionizing both the workplace and education. The paper includes a diagram of Web 2.0 technologies and a table of social networking applications.

Introducing Web 2.0 As a Core Set of Technologies
Social Network's Effects on Thinking and Effective Writing Skills

From the Paper:

"Social networking is significantly changing the entire field of education, from elementary school through middle and high school, to higher education including undergraduate and graduate level programs. Serving as a catalyst for collaboration, social networking is making it possible for students to learn more efficiently than ever before. This is partially due to the highly customized nature of these technologies to the individual student learning needs on the one hand, and the ability to provide collaboration and insights from widely distributed sources of data on the other. Social networking software applications are based on the foundation of a series of technologies known of as Web 2.0 (Bernoff, Li, 2008). These collaborative technologies nurture and reinforce the use of thinking and writing skills due to their highly interactive nature and the propensity they have to serve as a catalyst for learning."

Sample of Sources Used:

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