You are here:

Learning, Media and Technology

2016 Volume 41, Number 1

Search this issue

Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Social Media and Education: Reconceptualizing the Boundaries of Formal and Informal Learning

    Christine Greenhow & Cathy Lewin

    It is argued that social media has the potential to bridge formal and informal learning through participatory digital cultures. Exemplars of sophisticated use by young people support this claim,... More

    pp. 6-30

    View Abstract
  2. New Literacies Practices of Teenage "Twitter" Users

    Benjamin Gleason

    This study is an empirical study into the new literacy practices of five teenage "Twitter" users on Twitter. Qualitative methods were used to describe the most prominent ways of... More

    pp. 31-54

    View Abstract
  3. Using "Facebook" as a Co-Learning Community in Higher Education

    Marta Cuesta, Monica Eklund, Ingegerd Rydin & Ann-Katrin Witt

    Students' cultural capital plays a major role in their success in higher education. In Sweden today, many students come from diverse cultural, social and educational backgrounds. Knowledge of... More

    pp. 55-72

    View Abstract
  4. Self-Regulated Learning and Social Media--A "Natural Alliance"? Evidence on Students' Self-Regulation of Learning, Social Media Use, and Student-Teacher Relationship

    U. Matzat & E. M. Vrieling

    Research on the educational consequences of social media has led to divergent findings that are difficult to integrate and studies often examine specific courses. It remains unclear what types of... More

    pp. 73-99

    View Abstract
  5. Technology, Time and Transition in Higher Education--Two Different Realities of Everyday "Facebook" Use in the First Year of University in the UK

    Eve Stirling

    Within the range of websites and apps that are part of first-year undergraduates' digital environments, the social network site "Facebook" is perhaps the most popular and prominent. As... More

    pp. 100-118

    View Abstract
  6. Engagement in Structured Social Space: An Investigation of Teachers' Online Peer-to-Peer Interaction

    James Robson

    With a growing number of teachers engaging online with their peers, online social spaces are increasingly highlighted as playing a key role in teachers' professional learning and development.... More

    pp. 119-139

    View Abstract
  7. Online Content Creation: Looking at Students' Social Media Practices through a Connected Learning Lens

    Cheryl Brown, Laura Czerniewicz & Travis Noakes

    As the boundaries between technology and social media have decreased, the potential for creative production or participatory practices have increased. However, the affordances of online content... More

    pp. 140-159

    View Abstract
  8. Student "Facebook" Groups as a Third Space: Between Social Life and Schoolwork

    Janus Aaen & Christian Dalsgaard

    The paper examines educational potentials of "Facebook" groups that are created and managed by students without any involvement from teachers. The objective is to study student-managed ... More

    pp. 160-186

    View Abstract