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Rethinking Educational Spaces: A Review of Literature on Urban Youth and Social Media
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, University of Houston-Downtown, United States ; , The Pennsylvania State University, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 23, Number 2, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

** Invited as a paper from SITE 2012 **

This paper serves as an exploration into the landscape of social media use in educational research as it relates to urban youth in the United States. Initially, a social and learning context is provided that situates the implications social media may have for urban youth within formal and informal educational spaces. The paper offers a discussion of social media and recent studies in educational research as they relate to formal and informal learning spaces followed by implications of social media for these environments. A case is presented to reconceptualize a teaching and learning process with that of a social media process thereby connecting both the formal academic space with the informal emergent educational space afforded by social media. To this point we have attempted to establish a social context of education for urban youth.

Citation

Kidd, T.T. & Carpenter, II, B.S. (2014). Rethinking Educational Spaces: A Review of Literature on Urban Youth and Social Media. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 23(2), 189-208. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 16, 2019 from .

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