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Theme: Social Networking, second-year student #1, Post 4 of 5

Discussion: To begin… Let's talk about Social Networking! What does this concept mean to you? (No doubt you are familiar with Facebook.) What other social networking sites are available? What do they offer and how do they differ from each other?
Instructions: In this discussion, let's explore and review a range of social networking sites; consider the educational applications and potential of these. What implications do you see for teachers and learners?
This is the fourth post in a series of five for this second-year course.

The criteria for assessing this discussion is the same as that of the first year entries (Check the criteria).

There are two features that contribute to the quality of this discussion post. 1) First of all, this student shows that she has done her background reading, and that she has been searching for information independently. It demonstrates an enquiring mind, and initiative to learn. Great student attributes! 2) The second quality revealed in this post is the skillful (and constructively positive) acknowledgement and encouragement of other students and their postings that she includes. This is a fine example of a forum post.
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