The next #LTHEChat Wednesday 13th December 8-9PM (GMT) will be based on questions from Cristina Costa on “Digital education: participation as learning”
Cristina Costa is a Lecturer in Digital Education and Scholarship in the School of Education, Strathclyde University.
Her research focuses on the intersection of education and the participatory web through a sociological lens, especially Pierre Bourdieu’s key concepts. She is also interested in broader issues regarding the participatory web in the context of a changing society. Cristina has a research record that links social theory to emerging academic areas such as Technology Enhanced Learning in an attempt to bridge existing gap between theory and practice. This has resulted in researching areas as diverse as Curriculum Innovation, Digital Scholarship, Literacies and e-Health. In 2013 she completed her PhD on the participatory web in the context of academic research: landscapes of change and conflicts. She is the co-editor of the Social Theory Applied blog/website:
Participatory culture can be characterized by
“relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing creations with others, some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices, members who believe their contributions matter, and members who feel some degree of social connection with one another (at least they care what other people think about what they have created)” (Jenkins et al., 2009).
Jenkins, H. & Purushotma, R., et al. (2009). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture; Media Education for the 21st Century. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
To prepare for the chat, Cristina suggests we read this useful summary about “participatory culture”: https://sites.google.com/site/odu307fall2012/resource-article/jenkins
The storify from the chat will be added here: #LTHEchat 99
The LTHEchat team