Social Interaction and Peer Mentorship at Universities in a Post-Course Future

ID: 40810 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Matt Crosslin, University of North Texas / University of Texas at Arlington, United States

Wednesday, March 19 3:40 PM-4:00 PM

Presider:
Savilla Banister, Bowling Green State University, United States

While the predictions of the death of the University are premature and mostly unfounded, one of the foundational units of learning at universities – the course – may be changing. As learning becomes more student-centered, multimedia and interaction are being leveraged in deconstructed open courses to form peer mentorship networks, also known as personal learning networks. This paper will examine how these networks could be an important foundational step in moving towards a thriving student-centered, post-course future at universities. Emerging college systems that leverage personal learning networks based on interaction and multimedia will be examined.

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