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Title: Embracing Social Media Technologies for Sustainable Digital Pedagogy
Contributor(s): Kivunja, Charles  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13840
Abstract: Digital nativity is rapidly replacing digital immigration as teaching and learning in today's classrooms, at all levels, (primary, secondary and tertiary), progressively enter the digital landscape. In this new landscape, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bebo, Google Circles and other social media sites are rapidly becoming the preferred media of intellectual exchange among students rather than simply tools of recreational and conversational dialogue. In this new landscape, institutional technophobia of social media is rapidly waning as there is an increasing realisation of the compelling need to restructure our pedagogical approaches so that they cater adequately to the current and future needs of our students. One of the ways to meet students' demands in this digital landscape of the 21st century is through embedding social media technologies in standard constructivist pedagogy. This paper discusses the author's experiences of introducing the lise of Google+. Discussion Circles in both an undergraduate and a doctoral degree program at one University in Australia. The results reveal that the application of social media as instructional and learning tools has significant potential to engage students' learning in more interesting, exciting and motivating ways that enable these technologies to provide sustainable development intellectually.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ICEE/ICIT-2013: Joint International Conference on Engineering Education and Research and International Conference on Information Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, 8th - 12th December, 2013
Conference Details: ICEE/ICIT-2013: Joint International Conference on Engineering Education and Research and International Conference on Information Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, 8th - 12th December, 2013
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the ICEE ICIT Conference, p. 792-799
Publisher: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Place of Publication: Cape Town, South Africa
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified
930103 Learner Development
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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