Participatory Media for Education
This seminar explores applications of the tools of Web 2.0 and participatory media, as well as the related principles of participation, community, sharing and networking, to the educational domain. Schools and universities increasingly see these new tools and the related approaches as promising ways to address the challenges of budget shortfalls and low student engagement and performance. The class will critically examine the use of new media for education, including the underlying learning theory, existing research and innovation, social issues, as well as pedagogical models and approaches. Students will also have the opportunity and support to contribute to the emerging literature and research.