University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Social Networking Initiative, 2009-2010

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This wiki is to assist in organization information to assist the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in making decisions about social networking for pedagogical and community-building purposes on our campus. Further, it will serve to document our initiatives on campus.

Social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube, have the potential to increase communication among faculty and students, increase engagement in the classroom, and create peer networks among students, faculty, and the community. With the advancement of the functionality of mobile technologies and the widespread ownership on college campuses, social media tools that have the potential to increase engagement and interactivity are literally at students fingertips.

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This site is maintained by --

Tanya Joosten
Interim Associate Director, Learning Technology Center
Lecturer, Department of Communication
University Wisconsin-Milwaukee
414.229.4319 Office
414.229.6758 Fax
480.861.8542 Mobile

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