Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Debate: Social Networking Technologies Will Bring Large [Positive] Changes to Education

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The Third Debate In The Series Started January 15th 2008 [Yesterday]

Social Networking: Does It Bring Positive Change To Education?"

Schedule of Events

Jan 15th / Debate begins.
Jan 18th / Rebuttals posted.
Jan 23rd / Closing arguments.
Jan 25th /Final winner announced.

Robert Cottrell, Deputy Editor of
Robert Cottrell has been deputy editor of for the past two years, and online editor of Intelligent Life magazine since its re-launch this year. He is based in New York.

Speaker PRO
Ewan McIntosh, National Adviser on Learning and Technology Futures for Learning and Teaching Scotland Writes for the Guardian newspaper and the BBC on social media and learning issues, speaks internationally and consults for organisations on how social media can be harnessed for to improve learning in the organisation.

Speaker CON
Michael Bugeja, Director of Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University. Author of 21 books, with research often being cited by New York Times and International Herald Tribune to name a few, Dr. Bugeja was among the first to analyse the use
of Facebook before many professors realised that most of their students were already registered and of Second Life before many students had ever heard of it.

[via Friends:Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services]

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