Greenhow, C. (2011). YOUTH, LEARNING, AND SOCIAL MEDIA. J. EDUCATIONAL COMPUTING RESEARCH , 139-146.
Greenhow examines how social networking can be integrated into learning. The focus is not only on the integration but also on the affect that social networking has on learning. The authors is interested in bridging the gap between people in and out of school to expand the learning ecosystem for students. The author looks at studies that have researched social networking in both a formal context and informal context and how those experiences influence students.
The author presents the information through other studies. This is presented more as a literature review than a study in and of itself. The author does not just focus on the United States but looks at the perspectives of social media on students abroad as well.
Greenhow, Christine. “YOUTH, LEARNING, AND SOCIAL MEDIA.” J. EDUCATIONAL COMPUTING RESEARCH (2011): 139-146.
I work in a computer based environment and more granular in an environment that is web based. I am always looking for different and more meaningful ways to change the way in which I instruct and I think social media is a good way to do so. The right way to do so is difficult to ascertain so reading articles such as this gives me an insight into the views of social media for both formal and informal usage.