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Terje (the Digital Piano Man) Brooks

whatever the networks and computers offer to us in learning fields ; they can't introduce the human reaction between professors and students ;i think computers introduce thousands of benefits in many fields ;but not in emotions ; feelings or sentiments .

Yankee Doodle

I don't entirely agree with you. Online environments provide a space where people can communicate. Emotions and feels can be highly aroused by this form of discourse. Some research has shown that lowered inhibitions and stripped down non-verbal cues can create a rich environment for discussion. Using Facebook, which is primarily used a social networking tool, to develop relationships between classmates and their peers or professors seems to be a good way to foster in-class discussion. It is also like having minutes of a discussion. The professor can always refer back to the posting boards for clarification and to illustrate to students how their ideas have changed or remained the same.

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