When face-to-face fails: Opportunities for social media to foster collaborative learning

Tamara Clegg, Jason C. Yip, June Ahn, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Michael Gubbels, Becky Lewittes, Emily Rhodes

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Productive collaboration is an integral component of socially constructed perspectives of learning. Yet effective collaboration is quite challenging and not without its own risks. Collaboration, both distributed and face-to-face, must be nurtured; technologies can support or undermine its positive growth in learning communities. We present an exploratory investigation of the types of social interactions that are both productive and non-productive in face-to-face informal science learning contexts. We include an analysis of the ways in which social media technologies can be designed to support more collaborative interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume1
StatePublished - 2013

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When face-to-face fails : Opportunities for social media to foster collaborative learning. / Clegg, Tamara; Yip, Jason C.; Ahn, June; Bonsignore, Elizabeth; Gubbels, Michael; Lewittes, Becky; Rhodes, Emily.

In: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL, Vol. 1, 2013, p. 113-120.

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Clegg, Tamara ; Yip, Jason C. ; Ahn, June ; Bonsignore, Elizabeth ; Gubbels, Michael ; Lewittes, Becky ; Rhodes, Emily. / When face-to-face fails : Opportunities for social media to foster collaborative learning. In: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL. 2013 ; Vol. 1. pp. 113-120.
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