Monday, February 7, 2011

The Expanding Role of Social Media- What are we doing about it?

How are classrooms responding to the expanding use of social media? Demonstrations in Egypt further highlights the significance of social media in disseminating and sharing information. An article posted by CNN, suggests the following:

Are we in the age of internet revolutions -- where Facebook, Twitter and text messages are essential ingredients in democratic change?

Or, as the ongoing protests in Egypt perhaps show, is the internet only one tool in this process -- nothing more than the modern version of the telephone?

As violent demonstrations continue on the streets of Egypt -- where many are upset with the results of Hosni Mubarak's 30 years in power -- tech pundits and bloggers are trying to sort out the internet's role in the situation.

What does a social media rich classroom look like? As always your thoughts are appreciated.