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Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
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Deb Donston-Miller
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8/1/2013 | 4:23:04 PM
re: Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
It makes so much sense for educational institutions to use their own social networks. Of course they would still use Facebook and Twitter for branding, etc., but their own social network lets them tie into back-end systems--on their own terms. I always wonder, though, about social network overload--when every organization you have ties with has its own social network.

Deb Donston-Miller
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David F. Carr
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8/1/2013 | 4:31:46 PM
re: Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
Students ought to have a pretty major relationship with the university they're enrolled in, so I think that's a little different than expecting people to join a new community for every brand they have some connection with.

Also, if the institution can achieve single sign on with LMS and other online school resources and make the social environment part of the learning environment, as Penn Foster says it has, that ought to boost adoption and make it much more useful.
UK-Assingments.com
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9/11/2013 | 6:28:02 PM
re: Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
Very good points raised by David, I agree.
ReginaBrown
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1/20/2014 | 8:49:33 AM
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I totally agree with you @Deb. Universities these days, especially the ones who offers online programmes have their own social platforms which they use to connect to their peers and students all throughout the course. I think it's good as it helps to connect with students and teachers without any hassles.
ErinC510
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8/2/2013 | 4:16:01 PM
re: Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
Thank you David for this wonderful write up! We are so proud of our community. I love that you were able to connect directly to our amazing students who have really made the community what it is today!
David F. Carr
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9/13/2013 | 3:21:01 PM
re: Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
Thanks for giving me a peek into your community. Will I see you at JiveWord? I'll be there to promote my Social Collaboration for Dummies book http://www.wiley.com/buy/97811... coming out in early October
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9/11/2013 | 6:16:02 PM
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Very good points raised by David, I agree.
NBerry123
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11/3/2013 | 11:21:06 AM
re: Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone else has heard of UCROO (Private Social Network for Universities)? I heard about them at a conference when I was in Australia last year. I hear they are doing some great things with The University of Melbourne.


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