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Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge Formal and Informal Learning by Manuela Repetto, Guglielmo Trentin

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Facing up to it: blending formal and informal learning opportunities in higher education contexts

Julie Willems and Debra Bateman

Abstract:

Through an investigation of social networks, with a particular focus on Facebook, this chapter explores how Web 2.0 is blurring formal and informal teaching and learning opportunities in higher education. Using a knowledge-sharing framework brought about by the intersection of two continua (formal and informal learning opportunities; and student-directed and teacher-centred learning), and using a Facebook case study exemplar for each of the four quadrants of the framework, the chapter explores institutional (or teacher)-driven informal teaching and learning; student (or member)-driven informal teaching ...

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