IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Designing Learning in Social Online Learning Environments: A Process-Oriented Approach

Designing Learning in Social Online Learning Environments: A Process-Oriented Approach
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Philip Bonanno (University of Malta, Malta)
Copyright: 2014
Pages: 22
Source title: The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Gorg Mallia (University of Malta, Msida, Malta)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4904-0.ch003

Purchase

View Designing Learning in Social Online Learning Environments: A Process-Oriented Approach on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

The widespread use of social media challenges educators to reflect about their pedagogical potential in promoting both informal and formal learning. A brief review of the literature points to the major pitfalls on a social level of learning management systems and on the strengths of social media in promoting information exchange and interaction. This chapter shows how social networks can be integrated in formal learning through a learning design approach. A connectivist process-oriented pedagogical model, comprising dimensions and levels of interactions, is proposed to guide the design of learning activities in terms of interactions throughout the domain, technology, and community dimensions. Using Edmodo as an example of a Social Online Learning Environment, templates are used to design a domain-oriented instructional experience, a collaborative learning activity and a contributory learning activity. Besides the experiential component, each of these activities includes a metacognitive component to promote a reflective attitude and the necessary personal and collective metacognitive skills when using online learning environments.

Related Content

Ecological Issues and Public Awareness in Social Media: Greenpeace Mediterranean's Turkey Case
Tugba Asrak Hasdemir, Selçuk Çetin. © 2019. 14 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Integration of ICTs in Radio Programs (II-RP) for Environmental Awareness for Peasant Farmers of Rural Zambia
Tracy Chisanga, Jameson Mbale. © 2019. 28 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Integrating Social and Mobile Media in Environmental Marketing Communications in China: Opportunities and Challenges
Kenneth C. C. Yang, Yowei Kang, Ren-Ping Wang. © 2019. 29 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Importance of Social Media to Create Environmental Awareness in Sustainable Higher Education System
T. Phani Madhavi. © 2019. 10 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Social Media for Disaster Awareness and Management
Akhila Manne, Madhu Bala Myneni. © 2019. 35 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Role of Social Media in Environment Awareness: Social Media and Environment
Veethika Tilwankar, Swapnil Rai, S. P. Bajpai. © 2019. 23 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Impact of Social Media on Environmental Awareness
Rwitabrata Mallick, Shri Prakash Bajpai. © 2019. 10 pages.
View Details View Details PDF Full Text View Sample PDF
Body Bottom