On the Horizon: Volume 19 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Online social networking as a site for learning

Guest Editors: Christine Greenhow

Online social networks and learning

Christine Greenhow

This viewpoint essay seeks to argue that young people's online social networking can serve as sites for and supports for student learning in ways not currently assessed.


Building creativity: collaborative learning and creativity in social media environments

Kylie A. Peppler, Maria Solomou

Using a systems‐based approach to creativity and a sociocultural constructionist approach to learning, this study aims to highlight how creative ideas emerge within a community


The CUNY Academic Commons: fostering faculty use of the social web

Matthew Gold, George Otte

This paper sets out to analyze the implementation of an academic social network that connects faculty members, administrators, and graduate students in a multi‐campus university

Affordances of a scaffolded‐social learning network

Jolene Zywica, Kimberly A. Richards, Kim Gomez

This paper aims to examine the development and use of a scaffolded‐social learning network (S2LN) called Remix World. The local aim is to increase understanding of how Remix World


Exploring social media relationships

Derek L. Hansen

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate novel techniques for exploring relationship data extracted from social media sites for actionable insights by educators, researchers


Social videogame creation: lessons from RPG Maker

Trevor Owens

Online community sites devoted to RPG Maker, an inexpensive software for creating role‐playing video games, have emerged as spaces where young people are developing valuable


Do social networking technologies have a place in formal learning environments?

Erica Rosenfeld Halverson

This viewpoint essay seeks to discuss the promise and perils of integrating social networking technologies into formal learning environments.

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