Online content creation: looking at students’ social media practices through a Connected Learning lens

 

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Cheryl
dc.contributor.author Czerniewicz, Laura
dc.contributor.author Noakes, Travis
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-11T06:50:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-18
dc.date.available 2015-12-11T06:50:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2015.1107097
dc.identifier.citation Brown, C., Czerniewicz, L., & Noakes, T. (2015). Online content creation: looking at students’ social media practices through a Connected Learning lens. Learning, Media and Technology, 41(1),1-20. DOI: 10.1080/17439884.2015.1107097. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1743-9892 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15778
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2015.1107097
dc.description.abstract As the boundaries between technology and social media have decreased, the potential for creative production or participatory practices have increased. However, the affordances of online content creation (OCC) are still taken up by a minority of Internet users despite the opportunities offered for engagement and creativity. Whilst previous studies have addressed creative production by university students for specific purposes, there is a research gap concerning OCC in the everyday lives of African university students. This paper describes the stories of three students who are online creators of content, the social media they utilised; their trajectories; their linkages with career interests; the types of online presences they created, maintained or discontinued into their university lives. As the case studies spanned digital practices that were informal and extracurricular yet peer supported as well as interest-driven and academically-oriented, the pedagogical framework of Connected Learning proved an appropriate heuristic. The study shows that being a digital creator gives students a competitive edge in our globally competitive society. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.source Learning, Media and Technology en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjem20/current
dc.subject social media
dc.subject online content creation
dc.subject university students
dc.subject Connected Learning
dc.subject digital literacy practices
dc.title Online content creation: looking at students’ social media practices through a Connected Learning lens en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Post-print en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
uct.type.filetype Text


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