Social media in the classroom : a simple yet complex hybrid environment for students

Casey, Gail 2013, Social media in the classroom : a simple yet complex hybrid environment for students, Journal of educational multimedia and hypermedia, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 335-354.


Title Social media in the classroom : a simple yet complex hybrid environment for students
Author(s) Casey, Gail
Journal name Journal of educational multimedia and hypermedia
Volume number 22
Issue number 1
Start page 335
End page 354
Total pages 20
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Place of publication Chesapeake, Va.
Publication date 2013-03-30
ISSN 1055-8896
Keyword(s) Social Media
online learning
learning and teaching
Summary This article reports on part of the author’s PhD action research study. It examines the complexity of features that social media and Web 2.0 offer when combined with face-to-face teaching and learning. Action research was used to help redesign the learning programs of thirteen Middle Years classes over an eighteen month period. These learning programs took advantage of the unique communicative methods offered by social media and provided spaces such as blogs, groups and discussion forums. Students developed their own identity when working online, made online friends, left comments for peers and uploaded content which included publishing, peer reviewing and self assessment. The research highlighted the simplicity in the creation and exchange of user-generated content and interaction while identifying a complex depth behind such interaction. Designing learning programs using social media enabled the students to be active and valued participants in the learning process and a ‘hybrid’ learning environment
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130106 Secondary Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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