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Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning)

Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning)

Current price: $30.00
Publication Date: May 13th, 2016
Publisher:
The MIT Press
ISBN:
9780262529044
Pages:
272
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Description

Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines explore the future of education, including social media usage, new norms of knowledge, privacy, copyright, and MOOCs.

How are widely popular social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram transforming how teachers teach, how kids learn, and the very foundations of education? What controversies surround the integration of social media in students' lives? The past decade has brought increased access to new media, and with this new opportunities and challenges for education. In this book, leading scholars from education, law, communications, sociology, and cultural studies explore the digital transformation now taking place in a variety of educational contexts. The contributors examine such topics as social media usage in schools, online youth communities, and distance learning in developing countries; the disruption of existing educational models of how knowledge is created and shared; privacy; accreditation; and the tension between the new ease of sharing and copyright laws. Case studies examine teaching media in K–12 schools and at universities; tuition-free, open education powered by social media, as practiced by the University of the People; new financial models for higher education; the benefits and challenges of MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses); social media and teacher education; and the civic and individual advantages of teens' participatory play.

Contributors
Colin Agur, Jack M. Balkin, Valerie Belair-Gagnon, danah boyd, Nicholas Bramble, David Buckingham, Chris Dede, Benjamin Gleason, Christine Greenhow, Daniel J. H. Greenwood, Jiahang Li, Yite John Lu, Minhtuyen Mai, John Palfrey, Ri Pierce-Grove, Adam Poppe, Shai Reshef, Julia Sonnevend, Mark Warschauer

About the Author

Christine Greenhow is Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University's College of Education and former Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Julia Sonnevend is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan.

Colin Agur is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

Julia Sonnevend is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan.

Mark Warschauer is Assistant Professor of Education and of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, and founding editor of the journal Language Learning and Technology.

Colin Agur is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

John Palfrey is Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, coauthor of Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age, and author of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge volume Intellectual Property Strategy.

David Buckingham is Professor of Media and Communications at Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK. He is the author of The Material Child: Growing Up in Consumer Culture and other books.

Christine Greenhow is Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University's College of Education and former Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.