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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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Social Media and Challenges to Traditional Models of Education

Social Media and Challenges to Traditional Models of Education

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(p.95) 6 Social Media and Challenges to Traditional Models of Education
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Education and Social Media
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Chris Dede

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.003.0007

An increasing proportion of people in all age groups are using social media as the dominant means of informal learning, developing strengths and preferences in how they create and share knowledge and the types of authority they accept as certifying its accuracy. As a growing number of students enter schools and colleges with beliefs and preferences about learning and knowledge derived from social media use, these institutions will experience pressure to acknowledge types of learning and knowing discrepant with the formal learning and types of instruction, authority, and epistemology commonly found in classical educational models. To prepare students for the twenty-first century and a global, knowledge-based civilization, Web 2.0 tools may empower a strategic vision of a redesigned K–20 formal educational system that leverages current technologies to implement sophisticated learning, teaching, and assessment anyplace and anytime, lifelong and lifewide.

Keywords:   social media, education models, formal learning, informal learning

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