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ERIC Number: EJ855859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
The Impact of Social Media on Informal Learning in Museums
Russo, Angelina; Watkins, Jerry; Groundwater-Smith, Susan
Educational Media International, v46 n2 p153-166 Jun 2009
This paper posits that social networking can take a central role in learning in informal environments such as museums, libraries and galleries. It argues that social media offers young people agency previously unavailable in informal learning environments in order to explore complex responses to and participation with cultural content. The paper will consider transformations in digital literacy and the processes by which young learners can connect with knowledge in informal learning environments to become active cultural participants. (Contains 1 table and 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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