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: sandra subito
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 15:58
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 15:58

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