Rethinking educational spaces: A review of literature on urban youth and social media

Terry T. Kidd, B. Stephen Carpenter

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This paper serves as an exploration into the landscape of social media use in educational research as it relates to urban youth in the United States. Initially, a social and learning context is provided that situates the implications social media may have for urban youth within formal and informal educational spaces. The paper offers a discussion of social media and recent studies in educational research as they relate to formal and informal learning spaces followed by implications of social media for these environments. A case is presented to reconceptualize a teaching and learning process with that of a social media process thereby connecting the formal academic space with the informal emergent educational space afforded by social media. To this point we have attempted to establish a social context of education for urban youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-208
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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