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Feb 16th, 2011
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Concourse Foyer and Crystal Corridor
Eastern Time
Session Type: Poster Session
This presentation will highlight results from two research studies conducted between 2008 and 2010 on social media use for learning. Participants were undergraduate and graduate students in a School of Education at a large urban research university in the United States. Findings from the first study describe a perceived gap between faculty and student use of social media and emphasize student expectations for classroom use. The second study of graduate students engaged in blog writing as a method of reflective practice shares effective classroom strategies and explores the nature of participatory learning that emerged from blogging in an open learning environment.