Social media-enabled learning: a review of the literature in higher education

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Green, Nicole C., Wolodko, Brenda and Foskey, Roslyn. 2015. "Social media-enabled learning: a review of the literature in higher education." Ravindran, Anton and Bacon, Liz (ed.) Innovations in technology enhanced learning. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 63-84
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Social media-enabled learning: a review of the literature in higher education

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1417
Book TitleInnovations in technology enhanced learning
AuthorsGreen, Nicole C. (Author), Wolodko, Brenda (Author) and Foskey, Roslyn (Author)
EditorsRavindran, Anton and Bacon, Liz
Page Range63-84
Chapter Number3
Number of Pages22
Year2015
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
ISBN9781443866293
Abstract

The meta-analysis/literature review discussed in this chapter focuses on social media-enabled learning in higher education and is transdisciplinary in focus. It seeks to examine design methodologies that are effective for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of
effective teaching and learning for social media-enabled environments in the higher education system. Through examining the academic literature and also engaging directly with social media, what has emerged is the
importance of design methodologies that are open and flexible, collaborative, and learner-centered. Social media-enabled learning is learning which moves higher education beyond a focus on content provision into a dynamic communal process of sense-making and knowledge creation in which answers lead to further questions. In this chapter we argue that, it is through integrating social media within higher
education that the scope and reach of higher education will be extended.

Keywordsmeta-analysis, e-learning, multimedia, sense-making, mash-up, grey literature
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
University of New England
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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