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Connecting Informal and Formal Learning Experiences in the Age of Participatory Media Article

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CITE Journal Volume 8, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


The renaissance stimulated by the World Wide Web is generating multiple formats and channels of communication and creativity. These include blogs, wikis, instant messaging, and texting in the realm of writing, podcasting in audio, countless sites such as Flickr for distribution and sharing of images, and video shared via YouTube and other sites. The Pew Internet and American Life project reports that the majority of all teens are now engaged in active creation of online content. The rise of social media reflects new opportunities and outlets for creativity.


Bull, G., Thompson, A., Searson, M., Garofalo, J., Park, J., Young, C. & Lee, J. (2008). Connecting Informal and Formal Learning Experiences in the Age of Participatory Media. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 8(2), 100-107. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).



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