New Literacies, Old Problems: Social Media for Academic Purposes
Christine Rosalia, Hunter College, United States ; Reneta Lansiquot, New York City College of Technology, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Almost a decade ago, Bloom’s Taxonomy was revised to add emphasis both to the higher-order complexity of “creating” (over “evaluation”), and to emphasize metacognitive processes (Krathwohl, 2002). Today’s learners are adept at “authoring” using Web 2.0 and emerging Web 3.0 technologies, but have they overcome the old problems of literacy such as a lack of proficiency to design, argue, develop, formulate, and write using academic registers? Without proper pedagogy, new tools mask old problems. Our presentation explores techniques developed with education graduate students and computer systems undergraduates toward critical reading and writing. We provide methodologies for matching the right technology (e.g., Moodle, VoiceThread, Second Life) to the right academic task (reading discussion, essay writing, autonomous study, and self-regulation). In addition, we show how our learners benefited from exploring multiple “roles” within the different technologies. We conclude with recommendations for assessing curricula, pedagogy, and student performance in new media.
Rosalia, C. & Lansiquot, R. (2011). New Literacies, Old Problems: Social Media for Academic Purposes. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (p. 1189). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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