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Activity 5.1 Adventure into the world-wide web (Mon)

Let us step beyond the safe predictability of the course site to see what treasures we can find in the newer parts of the web. We start by engaging in an online network.

Purpose: Participating in social networks

Task: Join and participate in a private online community. Please join LinkedIn if you are not yet a member. Your facilitator has set up a private LinkedIn group called "Facilitating Online 2017-1" which you should request to join.

Explore LinkedIn requesting members of this course to accept you as a connection. Keep extending your network of LinkedIn connections. Find and join other groups that interest you. If you are a member of Facebook you will also find many relevant groups there.

Optional extension activities: If LinkedIn and Facebook are very familiar to you or you want to extend your explorations into social networking sites, you may be interested in exploring the very active Classroom 2.0 ( http://www.classroom20.com) social networking site for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. This uses a service called Ning ( http://www.ning.com), which also allows anyone to set up their own online social network at low cost. Other sites which may be of interest include DML Central ( http://dmlcentral.net/) which is focused on Digital Media and Learning, and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory at http://www.hastac.org. Of course, you are free to bypass these suggestions and look for some other specialised online community or network that appeals to you. Share your experiences in our LinkedIn group.

Tools: World Wide Web, Web search

When: Week 5, Monday

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