Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2006

Department

Library & Information Services

Language

English

Publication Title

Educause Quarterly

Abstract

Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication.

Considerable buzz has appeared on the Internet over a group of new tools labeled social software. These tools can expand discussion beyond the classroom and provide new ways for students to collaborate and communicate within their class or around the world. Dickinson College has implemented two of the best known tools, the wiki and the blog, in conjunction with voice over IP (VolP) communication and social networking tools.

Comments

This published version is made available on Dickinson Scholar with the permission of the publisher. For more information on the published version, visit Educause's Website.