Social media and education: reconceptualizing the boundaries of formal and informal learning

@article{Greenhow2016SocialMA,
  title={Social media and education: reconceptualizing the boundaries of formal and informal learning},
  author={Christine Greenhow and Cathy Lewin},
  journal={Learning, Media and Technology},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={30 - 6}
}
It is argued that social media has the potential to bridge formal and informal learning through participatory digital cultures. [...] Key Method Through two contrasting case studies, we apply our model together with social constructivism and connectivism as theoretical lenses through which to tease out the complexities of learning in various settings. We conclude that our model could reveal new understandings of social media in education, and outline future research directions.Expand
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