Useful Links: Integrate Social Media, Backgrounding in class

Integrating Social Media into a Web Content Strategy by Britt Parrot at Digital Web Magazine. If you are teaching web design and haven’t yet come to grips with the notion that business web sites need to include social media features, this article may help you see the light.

Outside of the tech industry, skepticism and fear are the norm when it comes to social media. But it is simply about finding the best way to communicate with an audience. Social media consists of the same content already in use: text, audio, images, and video. The difference lies in its ability to open up new channels of communication.

Going online in a f2f class – Help or Distraction? at Clapping Trees raises some interesting issues about students backgrounding on the Web during face to face lectures.

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