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Students as Learning Designers: Using Social Media to Scaffold the Experience

By Leanne Cameron & Miriam Tanti

The ‘students as learning designers’ approach challenges transmission models of pedagogy and requires teachers to relinquish some control to their students so that they might have the space to experiment and discover how to learn.

This paper outlines the findings of two studies that allowed students to explore new ways of learning, where they were encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, and outlines what potential social media tools may have in facilitating this experience.  These projects demonstrate that when students are empowered to design their own learning activities, they can deeply engage in the learning process.

Continued at: http://www.elearningeuropa.info/en/article/Students-as-learning-designers:–Using-social-media-to-scaffold-the-experience

  1. January 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I am an alumnus of WWU in Bellingham. Its interesting to note that once I got out of college (about 8 months ago), the full weight of “finding a professional existence” just slams into you like a semi truck. For a while I felt unattached, uncertain, unsure what I should do. It was only through being out of school that I discovered my passions in life (interestingly enough, I’m going BACK to school to get my teaching degree! ). One of my jobs on the side right now is working for a website called Positive Atmosphere, a social networking site where adult professionals can share their life goals and inspirations with each other.

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