The next Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences staff seminar will be held on 29 January at 12:15 at MaKS Room 414.
The seminar is entitled 'Reflections on the use of Social Networks in education' and will be given by the Head of the Department of Media and Communications, Dr Ġorġ Mallia.
It is contended that Social Networking Sites (SNS) create a self-disclosing environment that instigates a large number of ethical, social, and communicative questions, each of which has been the subject of a growing amount of literature. A huge percentage of active users are students of all ages. This makes for an incredibly vast and persistent captive audience, and it was only going to be a matter of time before the predominantly social networks would be considered for a more formal inclusion in instruction.
This seminar discusses the use of this communications phenomenon as part of educational practice, as evident in the different chapters from across the world in The Social Classroom, published by IGI Global and edited by the speaker.