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Social media for authentic audiences

November 13, 2012

A year ago, Derek Bruff (Vanderbilt) wrote A Social Network Can Be a Learning Network for The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article is about social pedagogies, where students construct knowledge by representing it for an authentic audience. Bruff traces the concept to Randy Bass and Heidi Elmendorf of Georgetown University (see Designing for Difficulty: Social Pedagogies as a Framework for Course Design).

Below is a Prezi which Dr. Bruff created for a session on this topic at last month’s POD conference. While social pedagogies don’t necessarily rely on technology, in both the session and the article, Bruff considers how blogs, social bookmarking, and Twitter can provide a useful framework for social pedagogy and motivate students toward deeper learning.

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