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Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future

Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend, and Colin Agur

Abstract

The past ten years have brought significant growth in access to Web technology and in the educational possibilities of social media. These changes challenge previous conceptualizations of education and the classroom, and pose practical questions for learners, teachers, and administrators. Today, the unique capabilities of social media are influencing learning and teaching in ways previously unseen. Social media is transforming sectors outside education by changing patterns in personal, commercial, and cultural interaction. These changes offer a window into the future(s) of education, with new ... More

Keywords: Accreditation, Classroom, Education, Institutions, Learners, Policy, Privacy, social media, teachers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034470
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Greenhow, editor

Julia Sonnevend, editor

Colin Agur, editor

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Introduction

Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend, and Colin Agur

1 The Digital Transformation of Education

Jack M. Balkin and Julia Sonnevend

13 Social Media and Education on a Massive Scale: The Case of Moocs

Minhtuyen Mai, Adam Poppe, and Christine Greenhow

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