posts tagged: j-articles

The Social Web: Defining the Undefinable

Over the past few months I’ve been listening to many colleagues, peers, and researchers debate the value of social technologies in work, learning and play … and in this discuss what they “mean” by social media or social technologies and what is or isn’t a social technology. This exercise has a danger of getting caught up with trying to put things into boxes and missing the richness of what is happening in real-time around us – with, through and about the social web. The dynamic interactions, the practices and discourse in our culture that is so important to reflect on. However, I do agree with many that it is important to have … Keep Reading…

The Complexities of Digital Participation

This blog post is an introduction to a paper currently under review on The Complexities of Digital Media Participation. The paper introduces the importance of considering the professional context within which digital media is socially constructed in our management teams to develop a more wholestic understanding of digital media participation. Keep Reading…

Learning from A Wiki Way of Learning

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This post is an overview of a study conducted on Digital Media Collaborative Learning (DMCL) and the use of Wiki’s in management postgraduate education. The study explores the effect of Wiki use on student domain learning and the role of digital literacy on technology adoption and usage. Keep Reading…

Professional Socialisation of Digital Knowledge & Learning

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This is a blog post summarising an academic paper currently under review about the importance of considering the ‘professional’ social context within which users of digital technology ‘learn about’ and ‘use’ digital technology. Based on a sample of 2077 web users we profile the moderation effect of a) website site design experience; and b) biological context of gender, on the interplay between the confidence and user has in their knowledge of technology and perceptions of its value. This study has given rise to further interest in the exploration of ‘Situated Digital Knowledge and Learning’ in professional/mandated contexts. Keep Reading…

Social Web Expertise: Moving Beyond Usage Experience

This post provides a brief discussion about how usage of digital technologies such as the social web is not an appropriate measure of if someone is an expert or not. The post provides insights to an article published in the journal Psychology & Marketing about the measurement of consumer knowledge of the web. Keep Reading…