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E08 Podcast: Social Media and Education: The Conflict Between Technology and Institutional Education, and the Future

This fifty minute podcast features a session recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference. The presentation, "Social Media and Education: The Conflict Between Technology and Institutional Education, and the Future," is by Sarah Robbins-Bell, PhD Candidate at Ball State University. Streaming video for this session is also available.

Today's technology enables users to form and join communities of common interest to learn and share information. In opposition to the privileged learning spaces of higher education, social media encourage learners to seek out their own answers and construct knowledge as a community rather than as individuals. Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, and Second Life offer new learning spaces, but how do they fit into the learning expectations of institutions?

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