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ERIC Number: EJ1117665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1832-8342
Involvement, Collaboration and Engagement: Social Networks through a Pedagogical Lens
Seifert, Tami
Journal of Learning Design, v9 n2 p31-45 2016
Social networks facilitate activities that promote involvement, collaboration and engagement. Modelling of best practices using social networks enhances its usage by participants, increases participants confidence as to its implementation and creates a paradigm shift to a more personalized, participatory and collaborative learning and a more positive attitude towards its implementation. The contribution of the study described in this paper resides in the enhancement of teaching and learning methods that make use of the social network environment and shifts the focus of learning from the teacher to the learner. This breaks down the boundaries of time and place for teaching and learning. Another contribution is the strengthening of teachers' personal and professional capabilities and the promotion of teaching-learning processes transpiring beyond the classroom boundaries by sharing contents, current communication, active learning and collaborative work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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