Socializing the Classroom: Social Networks and Online Learning, by Susan B. Barnes, examines how social media can be used in education through two research grants and real-world applications. Barnes analyzes social media including Facebook, Courseware, and Second Life, while providing a theoretical foundation for examining social software.A new generation of students is surrounded by digital technologies, leading scholars and teachers to consider virtual worlds to engage students.
Susan B. Barnes is a professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Associate Director of the Social Computing Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Introduction Chapter 1: What are Social Media? Chapter 2: Self Identity and Awareness Chapter 3: Space Versus Place Chapter 4: Structure of Networking Communities Chapter 5: Awareness and Notification Chapter 6: Second Life and Social Presence Chapter 7: Ethical Issues in Virtual Worlds Chapter 8: Social Norms Chapter 9: Trust Online Chapter 10: Remix Culture Chapter 11: Social Capital: The Goal of Social Networking Conclusion