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Joel Bennett

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Delta Teacher Development Series - ELT and the Crisis in Education: Digital Literacy | ... - 0 views

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    ELT and the Crisis in Education: Digital Literacy
Joel Bennett

Social Media is Here to Stay... Now What? - 0 views

  • Social media is driven by another buzzword: "user-generated content" or content that is contributed by participants rather than editors.
  • I'm going to share my research in three acts:
    1) How did social media - and social network sites in particular - gain traction in the US? And how should we think about network effects?
    2) What are some core differences between how teens leverage social media and how adults engage with these same tools?
    3) How is social media reconfiguring social infrastructure and where is all of this going?
  • many adults have jumped in, but what they are doing there is often very different than what young people are doing.
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  • over 35% of American adults have a profile on a social network site
  • Facebook was narrated as the "safe" alternative and, in the 2006-2007 school year, a split amongst American teens occurred. Those college-bound kids from wealthier or upwardly mobile backgrounds flocked to Facebook while teens from urban or less economically privileged backgrounds rejected the transition and opted to stay with MySpace while simultaneously rejecting the fears brought on by American media. Many kids were caught in the middle and opted to use both, but the division that occurred resembles the same "jocks and burnouts" narrative that shaped American schools in the 1980s.
  • Teens are much more motivated to talk only with their friends and they learned a harsh lesson with social network sites. Even if they are just trying to talk to their friends, those who hold power over them are going to access everything they wrote if it's in public
  • while you can replicate a conversation, it's much easier to alter what's been said than to confirm that it's an accurate portrayal of the original conversation.
  • 1. Invisible Audiences. We are used to being able to assess the people around us when we're speaking. We adjust what we're saying to account for the audience. Social media introduces all sorts of invisible audiences.
  • Social media brings all of these contexts crashing into one another and it's often difficult to figure out what's appropriate
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    1) How did social media - and social network sites in particular - gain traction in the US? And how should we think about network effects?
    2) What are some core differences between how teens leverage social media and how adults engage with these same tools?
    3) How is social media reconfiguring social infrastructure and where is all of this going?
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