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Disrupting how we 'do' on-line learning through social media: a case study of the crowdsourcing the UK constitution project

Bryant, Peter (2015) Disrupting how we 'do' on-line learning through social media: a case study of the crowdsourcing the UK constitution project. In: Jefferies, Amanda and Cubric, Marija, (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th European conference on e-learning, university of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK 29-30 October 2015. University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK, pp. 93-99. ISBN 9781910810705

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Abstract

Social media and higher education pedagogy have enjoyed a chequered relationship,with significant debates about the efficacy of social media as a site of learning, the manager/host of an individual's learning trajectory and as a tool of facilitating collaborative learning at scale. This paper presents the exploratory findings from the evaluation of Constitution UK,an innovative civic engagement run by the London School of Economics. We argue that some of the behaviours inherent in social media learning (centred on fleeting connections, digital identity and discontinuous engagement) can create the conditions for effective learning and achievement at scale. Through the project we identified a number of challenges that social media as a learning platform and mode of learning itself pose for traditional on-line education including the role of the academic, the transformative effect of harnessing the massive and difficulties in approaching learning design in an unstructured and informal environment.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://academic-conferences.org/ecel/ecel2015/ecel...
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Research centres and groups > Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI)
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 17:10
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 13:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64213

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