Where has all the noise gone - self motivation in peer support through social media
Don Sheridan, Lesley Gardner, The University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand ; Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas, United States ; Mark McMahon, Edith Cowan University, Australia ; Robert Newell, Royal Roads University, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Our analytics indicate the University's LMS discussion forums are quiet, seldom used; in fact, many staff now do not even switch them on. This in comparison to five years ago when these forums were overwhelmed with content and questions is an amazing development. Anecdotally we have detected a socially driven undercurrent that has drawn participation in these forums away to a more comforting / familiar social media platform. This panel will discuss evidence both anecdotal and experiential looking at the way social media has replaced the discussion forum as a means by which students support each other in their studies.
Sheridan, D., Gardner, L., Agarwal, N., McMahon, M. & Newell, R. (2013). Where has all the noise gone - self motivation in peer support through social media. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1455-1460). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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