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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|
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|Extra Information:||The conference website: http://t4e.iiit.ac.in/index.html
The YouTube video of this keynote is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8mDxmWvCsU (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)|
|Depositing User:||Shailey Minocha|
|Date Deposited:||02 Oct 2012 08:21|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2016 17:39|
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