Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines explore the future
of education, including social media usage, new norms of knowledge,
privacy, copyright, and MOOCs. How are widely popular social media
such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram transforming how teachers
teach, how kids learn, and the very foundations of education? What
controversies surround the integration of social media in students'
lives? The past decade has brought increased access to new media,
and with this new opportunities and challenges for education. In
this book, leading scholars from education, law, communications,
sociology, and cultural studies explore the digital transformation
now taking place in a variety of educational contexts. The
contributors examine such topics as social media usage in schools,
online youth communities, and distance learning in developing
countries; the disruption of existing educational models of how
knowledge is created and shared; privacy; accreditation; and the
tension between the new ease of sharing and copyright laws. Case
studies examine teaching media in K-12 schools and at universities;
tuition-free, open education powered by social media, as practiced
by the University of the People; new financial models for higher
education; the benefits and challenges of MOOCS (Massive Open
Online Courses); social media and teacher education; and the civic
and individual advantages of teens' participatory play.
Contributors Colin Agur, Jack M. Balkin, Valerie Belair-Gagnon,
danah boyd, Nicholas Bramble, David Buckingham, Chris Dede,
Benjamin Gleason, Christine Greenhow, Daniel J. H. Greenwood,
Jiahang Li, Yite John Lu, Minhtuyen Mai, John Palfrey, Ri
Pierce-Grove, Adam Poppe, Shai Reshef, Julia Sonnevend, Mark
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