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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Adult education--Computer network resources; Online social networks; Internet in education; Social media; Sociotechnical systems; Continuing education;

Abstract

The changing world of technology and the increasing use of social media for learning are present among a multitude of identified generations. Adult learning and the approach to which learning is facilitated has changed greatly in recent years due to emerging technologies. This literature review presents evidence of each generation's learning style. The integration of social media into learning environments supports Personal Learning Networks for any age demographic. This review of literature is based on published literature including peer-reviewed scholarly journals, books, and reputable websites. The reviewer found social media is not used equally among generational demographics. Social media's impact to each generation depends on the relevance it has to each generation. It was found that further research is needed in regard to social media and Personal Learning Networks for each generation.

Year of Submission

2010

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

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Date Original

2010

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 33 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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