- Title Pages
- Series Foreword
- 1 The Digital Transformation of Education
- I New Opportunities for Education and Social Media
- 2 Addressing the Social Envelope: Education and the Digital Divide
- 3 Do You See What I See? Visibility through Social Media
- 4 ICTs and Education in Developing Countries: The Case of India
- 5 Social Media Education in News Organizations: Experimentation at the BBC
- II Challenges and Disruptions
- 6 Social Media and Challenges to Traditional Models of Education
- 7 Reframing Privacy and Youth Media Practices
- 8 The Growth of Online Universities: How to Solve the Accreditation Dilemma, Protect Students, and Expand Access to Higher Education
- 9 Copyright Reform and Educational Progress
- III Social Media and Education in the Coming Decade
- 10 Do We Really Need Media Education 2.0? Teaching Media in the Age of Participatory Culture
- 11 University of the People: A Model for International, Tuition-Free, Open Education Powered by Social Media
- 12 Technology and the Economics of Education
- 13 Social Media and Education on a Massive Scale: The Case of Moocs
- 14 Social Media and Teacher Education: The Case of Startalk
- 15 Teens’ Participatory Play: Digital Media Learning through Civic Engagement
- Conclusion: Making the New Status Quo: Social Media in Education
- (p.1) Introduction
- Education and Social Media
- 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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