Social media in enabling education

This paper argues that students from rural and low socio-economic status (LSES) backgrounds, who undertake enabling education, benefit from the social, cultural and network capital which digital, narrative and connective platforms may provide in pre-tertiary teaching and learning. In particular, this paper discusses the trial of the use of the social networking site Facebook as a learning management system within an enabling tertiary preparation program designed to raise the aspirations and widen the participation of economically and geographically disadvantaged young people. It also discusses ... Show more

Authors: Hopkins, Susan

Published: Tugun, Queensland, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, 2017

Resource type: Conference paper

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