Teaching Crowds: Learning and social media

Teaching Crowds cover

Dron, J., and Anderson, T. (2014) Teaching Crowds: Learning and social media [Online]. Alberta, Canada, AU Press, Athabasca University. Available at http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120235 

This book expands on Dron and Anderson’s theory about groups, nets, sets, and collectives, which is important for understanding social media’s role in learning. I read this book to support my final paper in the OU module H818, ‘The networked practitioner’.

My reading notes

Ch. 1: On the nature and value of social software for learning

Ch. 2: Social learning theories

Ch. 3: A typology of social forms for learning

Ch. 4: Learning in groups

Ch. 5: Learning in networks

Ch. 6: Learning in sets

Ch. 7: Learning with collectives

Ch. 8: Stories from the field

Ch. 9: Issues and challenges in educational uses of social software

Ch. 10: The shape of things and of things to come

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