Social networks ‘teaching tech skills’ – vnunet.com
Brief summary of research on the educational benefits of sites like MySpace and Facebook for high schoolers. Students self-report learning 21st century skills, although the study doesn’t attempt to actually measure any of that learning.
When asked what they learn by using social networking sites, the students
listed ‘technology skills’, followed by ‘creativity’, being ‘open to new or
diverse views’ and ‘communication skills’.