Just Because You Can Tweet, It Doesn't Mean You Should.

Berger, R., 2009. Just Because You Can Tweet, It Doesn't Mean You Should. In: Clews, D., ed. Dialogues in Art & design: Promoting & Sharing Excellence. Brighton, England: Higher Education Academy/GLAD., pp. 232-237.

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Abstract

This chapter seeks to examine the relationship between teaching, learning and new technology. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the amount of technological tools available to the teacher. These tools have facilitated new practices such as writing wikis, blogs, texting, social networking and now tweeting. These developments have taken place alongside the introduction of virtual learning environments (VLE). VLEs often attempt to replicate aspects of other social media, however it seems that both teachers and learners are supplementing their activities with tools that sit outside of these institutionally sanctioned environments. This chapter will explore a perceived gap in expectation and reality for both teachers and learners. The chapter further proposes to frame a larger debate on deterministic practices in HE with the question: Is there a 'technological push' or 'technological pull' policy being introduced in Higher Education, and what implications does that have for learning?

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:978-0-9558978-1-8
Number of Pages:279
Additional Information:GLAD09 Conference: Dialogues in Art and Design: Promoting and Sharing Excellence Location: York St John University 21 October 2009 00:00 - 22 October 2009
Subjects:Social Sciences > Communication, Cultural and Media Studies
Social Sciences > Education
Group:Media School > Centre for Excellence in Media Practice
ID Code:13279
Deposited By:Dr Richard Berger
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 20:32
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:22

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