On December 16th the 2nd Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference will take place, bringing together educators from many disciplines to share how they are using social media in learning and teaching.
With social media, we have an array of simple and powerful tools that help us think creatively and critically about learner empowerment. It is time for us to better understand the potential of social media to change the learning experience of students and academics in higher education. Questions we need to address include
- Are we empowering students by adopting and adapting social, open, mobile and networked learning and media?
- How critically are we shaping the opportunity that is emerging?
- How sure are we that the social, open and networked space, with all of the autonomy it suggests, is good for our students?
The HE sector needs to be able to address these questions, and others, before the…
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