Sharing is caring (inspired by @veletsianos)

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Social Media for Learning

This post is inspired by George Veletsianos, who has created a video summary titled ‘Scholarship on Social Media and the Academic Self’ based on his paper ‘Open Practices and Identity: Evidence from Researchers and Educators’ Social Media Participation’.

George raises the question:

“Is sharing a value of contemporary academic culture overall or is sharing a value of a specific academic sub culture?
For example is sharing a value of the open education sub culture and are we seeing sharing as a value because open education researchers are active users of social media?”

For me sharing was a habit I developed, following the good practice of others. Through social media and the development of my own personal learning network, I was able to learn from the connections I made. Many of these are educators, however others are professionals who are open sharers of information that can be of value to all lifelong…

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