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List the reasons why Group A thinks social networking is important for successful informal learning:


The following is an informal list of reasons that I gathered to comment about why social networking is important for our students to experience positive and successful informal learning. Let me know how you want to arrange it, I thought we could possibly start with a table. Shelly Budinger


Student Name
Reasons that Social Networking is Important
Shelly B.
Learning is related to the actual activities that are being completed.
Shelly B.
Boundaries and walls seem to disappear, unlike those in the classroom.
Shelly B.
Students gain confidence when working with their peers.
Shelly B.
Students identify easily with learning by example.
Shelly B.
They have the ability to view the opinions of others and fee confident in creating their own viewpoints.
Shelly B.
Social networking helps improve efforts for student collaboration.
Shelly B.
Students have the ability to converse at anytime, regardless of schedules and scheduling conflicts.
Shelly B.
Research shows this is a powerful learning strategy.
Michele B.
Students are self motivated.
Michele B.
They are able to put information to use right away
Michele B.
Students are able to share and collaborate any time
Michele B.
Social networking helps you to connect with the right people
Michele B.
Do we need to memorize when information is available 24/7
Jen B.
Allows students to see things from a different perspective.
Jen B.
Is laid back, and a place where students can feel safe sharing ideas and opinions.
Jen B.
It's never closed.
Jen B.
Can open up new topics and ideas that may not have been previously thought of.
Jen B.
Learning is relevant, new, and exciting.
Jen B.
Students are in charge of their own learning.
Noreen D.
While working together on projects students often learn from other student’s ideas and insights.
When students use the internet for research, they often end up looking into many other topics while searching the task at hand.
Informal learning is based in conversations, social interactions, and team projects. This learning is based on the interactions of people and their experiences.
Email forums, wall posts, and blogs are all vices for sharing information that are motivating and fun as opposed to traditional settings.