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Education and Social MediaToward a Digital Future$
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Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend, and Colin Agur

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034470

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.001.0001

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Education and Social Media

Christine Greenhow

Julia Sonnevend

Colin Agur

The MIT Press

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 students, educators, and administrators. Today, the capabilities of social media are influencing learning and teaching in ways previously unseen. Social media are transforming sectors outside education by changing patterns in personal, commercial, and cultural interaction. These changes offer a window into the future of education, with new means of knowledge production and reception and new roles for learners and teachers....

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