Social media and academic spaces

Miller, Jeff (2010) Social media and academic spaces. In: Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2010 Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication Vancouver, Canada, 15-18 June 2010. School of Information Technology Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 372-383.


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This paper explores the tension that exists between informal and formal media spaces. At a time when youth are increasingly drawn to social media as places to produce and circulate culture and knowledge in relation to their identity, educators are struggling to understand how to respond to writing and forms of social interaction that do not run along traditional lines of academic literacy. The paper considers how educators in secondary and post-secondary contexts are responding to the challenges posed by social media spaces, spaces that are calling into question traditional means of knowledge production and relationships within formal academic communities.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2010
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 17:53
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 14:09

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