Four journal articles will be published in early 2014, each describing how providing students access to a global network of student writers at newsactivist.com has had positive pedagogical impacts. We will provide links to the articles here as soon as possible!
Flacks, G. and Eric Kaldor(in press) "Facilitating Globally Networked Courses with Newsactivist.com: Student Blogs, Social Networks, and Collaborative Pedagogy." Canadian International Journal of Social Science and Education. June 2014
Thomas, T., Fournier-Sylvester, N., & Venkatesh, V. (in press). "Citizen in/action: Analyzing online forums for pedagogical insight. "In V. Venkatesh, J. Wallin, J. C. Castro, and J. E. Lewis (Eds.), Educational, behavioral, and psychological considerations in niche online communities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Fournier-Sylvester, N. (in press). "From the chat room to the voting booth: The potential of using online discussion forums to develop civic skills". Citizenship Education Research Network.
Flacks, G and Lynn Reid. (in press) "Blogging Democracy: Reconsidering Community Engagement with Web 2.0." Fourtheenth International Conference on Education and Social Sciences Conference Proceedings. ISBN: 978-605-64453-0-9