Citation: Kasper G, Scearce D. Working Wikily: How Networks Are Changing Social Change. http://www.workingwikily.net/Working_Wikily.pdf
Category: Social Media, Education, #EDUC689
Commentary Written By: Livia Macedo
I thought it was interesting the comment about “blur the line between amateurs and experts”. Amateurs are now able to publish their opinions on the internet alongside those of experts via various social media tools (e.g. YouTube, Blog).
I also agree with regards to privacy and security, users must be careful with what they share publicly online as it may come back to haunt them. The concept of “privacy” and “security” will need to be redefined in the world of social media.
One thing I learned this past week is that this new generation of students are losing or not learning the ability to read non-verbal expressions and participating in face-to-face interactions, because they are so used to using technology!
I think there should be a balance between face-to-face interactions and social media networking interactions in education, and that can be achieved via a blended learning environment.