Sie, Rory L. L.; Pataraia, Nino; Boursinou, Eleni; Rajagopal, Kamakshi; Margaryan, Anoush; Falconer, Isobel; Bitter-Rijpkema, Marlies; Littlejohn, Allison and Sloep, Peter B.
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Recent developments in the use of social media for learning have posed serious challenges for learners. The information overload that these online social tools create has changed the way learners learn and from whom they learn. An investigation of learners, goals, motivations and expected outcomes when using a personal learning network is essential since there have been few empirical studies in the domain. Previous research focused on the factors that influence learning in virtual environments, but these studies were mainly conducted in an era in which online social media were not yet used for personal learning networks. The current paper reports findings of a study that examined factors impacting professional learning through networks.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2013 International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS), The Authors|
|Keywords:||social networks; Twitter; personal learning network; networking tools; computer sciences|
|Academic Unit/School:||Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
|Depositing User:||Allison Littlejohn|
|Date Deposited:||16 Mar 2015 10:41|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2017 11:14|
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