Josif Petrovski: NETWORKING AS PART OF USING ICT IN EDUCATION

Abstract
 
In terms of technological revolution which returns a constant and rapid development of the computer technology inevitably raises the necessity to start a process of reorganization of all entities that could result in basic fundamentals for successful functioning of institutions in terms of changes where Information - Communication Technology occupies most important place in all spheres of everyday life. Information - Communication Technology (ICT) has great potential to change the way teachers teach and students learn. ICT has helped in expanding educational opportunities, improving the quality of teaching and learning and to support lifelong learning.
From the time when MySpace, LinkedIn and Facebook appeared, online social networking has rapidly developed in a universal method for people from around the world to connect between them. Websites that offer social networking became every day’s habit and integrated into the way people act and think. “Educational Networking” is the use of social network technologies in the educational process. In today’s modern world, prospects for education are like never before. This paper will look inside the use of social networks as a way of using ICT in education.