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Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI)

Social networking

Use of a class of social software that helps to connect networks of users

Dr. Terry Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Distance Education

Social Software Goes To School
Mary is meeting her study group in the café. Mark and Isobel are already here. Jim is talking to his prof and will arrive soon. It would be a normal university scene except for one thing: these are distance education students who live 3,000 kms and two time zones apart and have never met face-to-face. They’re getting together in a virtual world online.