The impact of social media on informal learning in museums

Russo, A, Watkins, J and Groundwater Smith, S 2009, 'The impact of social media on informal learning in museums', Educational Media International, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 153-166.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The impact of social media on informal learning in museums
Author(s) Russo, A
Watkins, J
Groundwater Smith, S
Year 2009
Journal name Educational Media International
Volume number 46
Issue number 2
Start page 153
End page 166
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper posits that social networking can take a central role in learning in informal environments such as museums, libraries and galleries. It argues that social media offers young people agency previously unavailable in informal learning environments in order to explore complex responses to and participation with cultural content. The paper will consider transformations in digital literacy and the processes by which young learners can connect with knowledge in informal learning environments to become active cultural participants.
Subject Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Cultural institutions
cultural participation
digital literacy
informal learning
social media
social networking
DOI - identifier 10.1080/09523980902933532
Copyright notice Copyright © 2009 International Council for Educational Media.
ISSN 0952-3987
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