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`Educative´ social networks

Social networks allow a very efficient management whether directly involve students and teachers. What's more, the greater the number of members participating in the social network, the greater its efficiency and productivity.

With social networks is able to increase the sense of educational community for students and teachers because of the proximity effect produced by social networks and especially facilitates coordination through various learning groups.

It is build on the appeal of social networking in personal appearance and relationship by which the uses. For this reason, the more number of participants, more attraction generate in students the power to be in direct contact with the teachers, classmates and friends. All this let a very supportive working environment.


Social networks are an instrument to bring the formal and informal learning by allowing students to express themselves, build relationships with others and care for their own education requirements. The success of the social networks is based on the ability to transmit personally to other users, be known for what you do. This instrument should be used based on total freedom in their use and be made known to students boundaries to maintain compliance with the school, the group of teachers and peers themselves. By administrators group out you can keep tabs on the network and privacy, may remove inappropriate content and block users.

Social networks have a direct effect on improving personal communication between student - teacher. The ability to create as many groups of students as desired facilitates coordination, the contact between each other, collaboration, sharing materials and the creation of digital products. Social networks used are: Elgg, Ning and Edmodo, it comes networks created specifically for education.

Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Ayuntamiento de Burgos

Published: Mon, 26/01/2015 - 10:59

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