“Social Media” and Learning

This morning I read this article and thought about the word “media.” Books are media, right? Libraries are social spaces that have and share media, right? Sound is media. Concerts are social events that share sound. Some for free, others not. Webpages are made of media. Some cost, some do not. There are many examples.

So my question is: Why have we become so resistant in education to the combined words “social media” and how can we get over it and begin to USE media intelligently and in a socially responsible way?

Anyway, the article linked above share a story about the successes of social media in academic space. What I like is that the “event” will be “broadcast to anyone willing and able to participate. The event itself, is media. Sound, video, images, space, digital stuff.

Good work Mr. Boyer.


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