Social media and education

There’s an insightful 82-page PDF entitled Educating the Net Generation: A Handbook of Findings for Practice and Policy. Support for the original work was provided by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. (And the report’s CC-Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike!)

Interesting bits:

  • Gen Yers aren’t all that likely to use emerging Web 2.0 technologies, and may not necessarily want to use those tools in learning. (p6)
  • Web 2.0 tools have unexpected benefits for engagement with subject material, peers, and community.
  • Teachers like wikis more than students do. (p10)
  • Lots of great case studies (p27-51)

Educating the Net Generation: A Handbook of Findings for Practice and Policy

If you’re in education, you should definitely check this out. Might be interesting to write case studies like this for the corporate world, too.

Thanks to Millennial Leaders and Ryan Coleman for the link!