Monthly Archives: October 2009

Social Networking in E-Learning Courses: Building Sense of Community


While social networking shows great potentials for e-learning in general, little is yet known about how to integrate social networking focusing on building a sense of community, particularly in e-learning courses.  With this in mind, Dr. Harrision Yang and I … Continue reading

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Google Voice


Google launched Google Voice n March 2009 to help Internet users better manage their voice communications.  Initially, Google Voice was available to existing users of GrandCentral, a service Google acquired in July, 2007.  So, I have been waiting patiently for … Continue reading

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Profile of Twitter Users


The Pew Internet and American Life Project just released a study “Twitter and Status Updating, Fall 2009” two days ago (October 21, 2009).  The report provides interesting information about social network users.  Twitter traffic exploded over the last year, going … Continue reading

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Call for Articles – Encyclopedia of Virtual Worlds and Environments


I want to take this opportunity here to invite you to consider contributing your expertise to a forthcoming encyclopedia edited by me and Prof. Harrison Yang of the State University of New York at Oswego, entitled Encyclopedia of Virtual Worlds … Continue reading

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