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Social Interaction and Peer Mentorship at Universities in a Post-Course Future

, University of North Texas / University of Texas at Arlington, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


While the predictions of the death of the University are premature and mostly unfounded, one of the foundational units of learning at universities – the course – may be changing. As learning becomes more student-centered, multimedia and interaction are being leveraged in deconstructed open courses to form peer mentorship networks, also known as personal learning networks. This paper will examine how these networks could be an important foundational step in moving towards a thriving student-centered, post-course future at universities. Emerging college systems that leverage personal learning networks based on interaction and multimedia will be examined.


Crosslin, M. (2014). Social Interaction and Peer Mentorship at Universities in a Post-Course Future. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 286-289). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 16, 2019 from .

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