The Open UniversitySkip to content

How social media is transforming learning, teaching and research dialogues

Minocha, Shailey (2012). How social media is transforming learning, teaching and research dialogues. In: IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2012, 18-20 July 2012, Hyderabad.

Full text available as:
PDF (Version of Record) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (608Kb) | Preview
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


Social media such as wikis, blogs, social bookmarking tools, social networking websites (e.g. Facebook), or photo- and video-sharing websites (e.g. Flickr, YouTube) facilitate gathering and sharing of information and resources and enable collaboration. Social media is a new form of communication that is changing behaviours and expectations of students, educators, researchers, employers and funding bodies. Through case studies and examples from our empirically-grounded research on the role of social media in student learning and engagement, teaching, and in research discourse, I will discuss the challenges and opportunities of using social media tools in education. I will present the practical outcomes of our research such as frameworks and design guidance that can help guide students, educators, researchers and e-learning professionals who are aspiring to integrate social media tools in their activities.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, UK
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, UK
Not SetNot SetIEEE T4E 2012 Conference Committee,
Extra Information: The conference website:
The YouTube video of this keynote is at: (last accessed on 1 October, 2012).
Keywords: 3D virtual environments; blogs; digital scholarship; e-learning; learning analytics; Second Life; social media; social software; virtual worlds; Web 2.0; wikis
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Related URLs:
Item ID: 34214
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2012 08:21
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 17:39
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340