The presumption that college-age students implicitly know how to effectively use social media is misguided. Howard Rheingold speaks about his experience in teaching students about using social media in learning.
Howard Rheingold offers a glimpse of the future of high-end online learning in which motivated self-learners collaborate via a variety of social media to create, deliver, and learn an agreed curriculum: a mutant variety of pedagogy that more closely resembles a peer-agogy. Rheingold proposes that our intention should be to teach ourselves how to teach ourselves online, and to share what we learn. He will show how the use of social media in courses he has taught about social media issues led him to co-redesign his curriculum, which led to more active participation by students in co-teaching the course.
Howard Rheingold, “Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy” | January 23, 2012 | School of Information, U.C. Berkeley at Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy | School of Information.