This week’s EdSurge newsletter shared a site called Visual.ly that plans to offer a tool allowing users to make custom infographics. For now you can share your Twitter handle and it will make an infographic that “explains” your Twitter stats. It is interesting to learn that I am 28.17% interesting.
Facebook Users, Research Need Further Study The link above will take you to an article in the Wall Street Journal that gives hope to students who considered dumping facebook after a recent study reported a relationship between social networking and lower grades. (delicious tags: higher_education Facebook socialnetworking K-12)
Can the NCAA make a student take down a facebook group? College students have started making facebook groups to encourage star high school athletes to attend their university. The NCAA considers these students as boosters and is asking athletic departments to have the pages taken down. Not so fast NCAA… (delicious tags: higher_education Facebook socialnetworking […]
The Chemistry of Facebook: Using Social Networking to Create an Online Community for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory This article reports on a study where students in a face-to-face course were given options of using facebook or WebCT to discuss course topics. The results show that the facebook group had a higher number of student posts […]
Facebook grows older Facebook’s demographics are changing as older people begin using it to connect with family and friends. (delicious tags: Facebook K12 higher_education socialnetworking web2.0)
College Applicants, Beware: Your Facebook Page Is Showing (web link) Some colleges are reviewing facebook pages as part of their process to evaluate potentional students. Students need to be careful what they include on their facebook pages. (delicious tags: Facebook higher_education socialnetworking web_2.0)