July 12, 2010
The role of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook in language learning.
How can Facebook and Twitter be used in education and especially in language education?I have to admit that I make little use of Facebook or Twitter for my own communication with people, whether for personal relations or business contacts. I do broadcast my posts here at my blog to Twitter and Facebook, however, and I sometimes get comments from one or the other. At LingQ we have a community of language learners who do contact each other via their Walls, talk to each other on Skype, or comment on our Forums. These people all have a common interest in languages.On the other hand I have this feeling that spending a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter can be time consuming and somewhat aimless activities. I do not see how I would use them for my own language learning, or any kind of learning. Is this just a generational thing? Am I just too old to understand?
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