Share Paper: The Influence of Social Media on Learning & Development

  1. Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  2. Koen DePryck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  3. Curt Bonk, Indiana University, United States
  4. Theo Bastiaens, Feruniversitat In Hagen, Open University, Netherlands
Thursday, June 28 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Koepelzaal

Abstract: Many speculations have been around on the influence of social media on learning and development. Negative views stress the shallowness of information processing, the continuous distraction possibilities and changes in language and behavior. On the positive site new forms of communication, possibilities to exchange and curate knowledge are often highlighted…. This panel focuses on the state of the art knowledge in this discussion? What is proven and true, what is still a speculation and what to expect for the future?