Toward Social Networks as Learning Tools: a Research Approach

Author/s Paolo Raviolo
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1 Language English
Pages 16 P. 11-26 File size 352 KB
DOI 10.3280/ERP2013-001002
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This article presents an overview and some early results of the research project SONNA (Social Network and New Learning). SONNA is designed as an action research in the field of education and learning and it aims to investigate how people may use on-line social media platforms to learn and to develop shared knowledge, in two different contexts: schools and organizations. The project is intended to design a set of guidelines and good practices to empower more "serious" (namely "not for entertainment") uses of social media in learning. We present a brief overview of the research SONNA and some early results from the recruitment questionnaire submitted to the first users involved in a field experimentation in order to understand their attitude toward a serious use of social media as learning tools.

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Paolo Raviolo, Toward Social Networks as Learning Tools: a Research Approach in "EDUCATIONAL REFLECTIVE PRACTICES" 1/2013, pp 11-26, DOI: 10.3280/ERP2013-001002