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Beyond Hype: Understanding the Influences of Social Media on Learning and Scholarship by Mind Map: Beyond Hype: Understanding the Influences of Social Media on Learning and Scholarship
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Beyond Hype: Understanding the Influences of Social Media on Learning and Scholarship

Misc. Interesting Reads For Future Reference

danah boyd: How Racist Language Frames Social Media (and Why You Should Care)

Microsoft's Vision of Life in 2019

Edutainment: Tweet not real word (NYTimes) video commentary: Colbert report

Students Addicted to Social Media

How Twitter Helps Researchers Visualize the Moods of Americans

Where Students Spend Time Online

How Millennial Are You: A Quiz

Examples of Web 2.0 Tool Types

Web 2.0 tools allow for collaboration and sharing. This is just a sample list of common tools and specific examples. Some tools are purposefully used for publishing information. Other people use the tool to share and distribute, and others use them for both.






These are examples of communication networks-- YouTube might seem strange here, but many people are using YouTube as a vlogging tool (video blog).  

Link Sharing & Tagging

Search within Networks

Social Learning Principles/Historical Analysis

Dewey: Experience & Education

I will draw on Dewey's work Experience in Education to try to draw parellels between experiential learning in a digital society.

Lev Vygotsky

It would seem that Vygotsky is a natural fit within the frameworks of social learning and social media. The founder of cultural psychology, Vgytosky's work focused on how we communicate with one another.

Gardner/Multiple Intelligences

Social Media and Web 2.0 lend themselves to the auditory, visual, and social skill sets.


Interested in the specific idea that Rousseau's theories seem to clash with modern day life --within an networked world, does this mean all children will be corrupted?


Bruner's spiral learning approach, that ideas build upon one another, and children should be encouraged to reasearch and develop factual understandings that build on one another seem to compliment the ideas behind social media and research.

Communication Modes



Hype or Real?: Watch

Link to Presentation on Social Scholarship from 7-20-2010

Six Fallacies of Social Media

Web 2.0 The Machine is Us/ing

An Anthropological Look at YouTube (Digital Ethnography --this is 50 min...but a really good talk and it will fly by).

Twitter and World Simulation

I Think...

Clay Shirky: How Social Media Can Make history

Lawrence Lessig: Re-examining the Remix

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution

Hype or Real? Readings

The Future of Thinking

The Shallows

Cognitive Surplus

Ubiquitous Learning

Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks

Deep Time of the Media: Toward an Archaeology of Hearing & Seeing by Technical Means

Digital Academe

Scholarship & The Digital Age

Connecting to the net.Generation

danah boyd: Social Network Sites: Definition, History and Scholarship

The Future of Online Socializing (Pew Internet Forum)

Implications for Learning

Higher Education


One Laptop Per Child

The Rise of Personal Learning Communities

For Kids By Kids: TakingIT Global

Modern Philosophers?