Is Social Media the New Smoking?

As far as I know this is the first time I have come across the term “alt-ac,” which means alternative academic. In his latest post Dr. Joshua Kim discusses  a post  by Jeff Nagle, Social Media is the New Smoking, You can read it here:

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Facebook an Online Learning Platform?

Facebook is testing some new features that would allow instructors to teach online classes via the social network.

Facebook’s New Paper App

http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/30/5360358/facebook-paper-iphone-app

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It looks like a great way to do digital storytelling in the classroom. I wish we had had this app when we did the Summer Institute on digital storytelling. At least at first, it will only be available for the iPhone.