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Is social media bad for learning? The view from a Chinese village

McDonald, Tom (2015) Is social media bad for learning? The view from a Chinese village. Parenting for a Digital Future (18 Mar 2015). Website.

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Tom McDonald is a Research Associate at the UCL Department of Anthropology. He recently completed 15 months of fieldwork in rural China for the Global Social Media Impact Study, examining the use and consequences of social media in everyday life. He found that social media plays an important role in young people’s learning and argues that we need to look beyond formal definitions of education. Tom is currently preparing a book presenting the findings from his research, which is due to be published in February 2016.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 11:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:07

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