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The Influence of Social Media on Learning & Development

, Open University, The Netherlands, Netherlands ; , Aalborg University, Denmark ; , Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium ; , Indiana University, United States


Many speculations have been around on the influence of social media on learning and development. Negative views stress the shallowness of information processing, the continuous distraction possibilities and changes in language and behavior. On the positive site new forms of communication, possibilities to exchange and curate knowledge are often highlighted…. This panel focuses on the state of the art knowledge in this discussion? What is proven and true, what is still a speculation and what to expect in the future?


Bastiaens, T., Korsgaard Sorensen, E., DePryck, K. & Bonk, C.J. (2018). The Influence of Social Media on Learning & Development. Presented at EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2019 from .