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Overview

Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines explore the future of education, including social media usage, new norms of knowledge, privacy, copyright, and MOOCs.

How are widely popular social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram transforming how teachers teach, how kids learn, and the very foundations of education? What controversies surround the integration of social media in students' lives? The past decade has brought increased access to new media, and with this new opportunities and challenges for education. In this book, leading scholars from education, law, communications, sociology, and cultural studies explore the digital transformation now taking place in a variety of educational contexts. The contributors examine such topics as social media usage in schools, online youth communities, and distance learning in developing countries; the disruption of existing educational models of how knowledge is created and shared; privacy; accreditation; and the tension between the new ease of sharing and copyright laws. Case studies examine teaching media in K–12 schools and at universities; tuition-free, open education powered by social media, as practiced by the University of the People; new financial models for higher education; the benefits and challenges of MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses); social media and teacher education; and the civic and individual advantages of teens' participatory play.

Contributors
Colin Agur, Jack M. Balkin, Valerie Belair-Gagnon, danah boyd, Nicholas Bramble, David Buckingham, Chris Dede, Benjamin Gleason, Christine Greenhow, Daniel J. H. Greenwood, Jiahang Li, Yite John Lu, Minhtuyen Mai, John Palfrey, Ri Pierce-Grove, Adam Poppe, Shai Reshef, Julia Sonnevend, Mark Warschauer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262034470
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 05/13/2016
Series: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


Christine Greenhow is Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University's College of Education and former Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.


Julia Sonnevend is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan.


Colin Agur is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.


Julia Sonnevend is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan.

Mark Warschauer is Assistant Professor of Education and of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, and founding editor of the journal Language Learning and Technology.


Colin Agur is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.

John Palfrey is Head of School at Phillips Academy, Andover, coauthor of Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age, and author of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge volume Intellectual Property Strategy.

David Buckingham is Professor of Media and Communications at Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK. He is the author of The Material Child: Growing Up in Consumer Culture and other books.


Christine Greenhow is Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University's College of Education and former Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Introduction Christine Greenhow Julia Sonnevend Colin Agur 1

1 The Digital Transformation of Education Jack M. Balkin Julia Sonnevend 9

Part I New Opportunities for Education and Social Media 25

2 Addressing the Social Envelope: Education and the Digital Divide Mark Warschauer 29

3 Do You See What I See? Visibility through Social Media Danah boyd 49

4 ICTs and Education in Developing Countries: The Case of India Colin Agur 61

5 Social Media Education in News Organizations: Experimentation at the BBC Valerie Belair-Gagnon 79

Part II Challenges and Disruptions 91

6 Social Media and Challenges to Traditional Models of Education Chris Dede 95

7 Reframing Privacy and Youth Media Practices John Palfrey 113

8 The Growth of Online Universities: How to Solve the Accreditation Dilemma, Protect Students, and Expand Access to Higher Education Nicholas Bramble Yite John Lu 131

9 Copyright Reform and Educational Progress Nicholas Bramble 153

Part III Social Media and Education in the Coming Decade 167

10 Do We Really Need Media Education 2.0? Teaching Media in the Age of Participatory Culture David Buckingham 171

11 University of the People: A Model for International, Tuition-Free, Open Education Powered by Social Media Shai Reshef 187

12 Technology and the Economics of Education Daniel J. H. Greenwood 197

13 Social Media and Education on a Massive Scale: The Case of MOOCs Minhtuyen Mai Adam Poppe Christine Greenhow 209

14 Social Media and Teacher Education: The Case of STARTALK Jiahang Li 217

15 Teens' Participatory Play: Digital Media Learning through Civic Engagement Benjamin Gleason 231

Conclusion: Making the New Status Quo: Social Media in Education Ri Pierce-Grove 239

Contributors 247

Index 249

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