Learning and teaching with social media

Jon Dron, Terry Anderson

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This chapter is concerned with the ways that people can and do learn together, from and with one another. After discussing the benefits of dyads (pairs of people), we explain our typology of social forms, categorizing social groupings as sets, nets, and groups, along with an emergent entity, the collective, which arises from them. We describe the pedagogies, benefits, problems faced, and tools for learning using each social form and conclude with some suggestions about how social media may best be constructed to support each form and the likely future shape of social learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Educational Technology
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Educational Technology
ISSN (Print)2196-4963
ISSN (Electronic)2196-4971


  • Dyads
  • Groups
  • Learning technology
  • Networks
  • Sets
  • Social media


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