“Stay Out of the Way! My Kid is Video Blogging Through a Phone!”: A Lesson Learned from Math Tutoring Social Media for Children in Underserved Communities

“Stay Out of the Way! My Kid is Video Blogging Through a Phone!”: A Lesson Learned from Math Tutoring Social Media for Children in Underserved Communities

Paul Kim (Stanford University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2949-3.ch013
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Abstract

The current trends in social network media, coupled with increasingly advanced and ubiquitous mobile technology point towards great potential for their use in learning support and an emerging possibility of “deconstructing digital divide.” This paper explores a mobile video blogging model embedded in a learning support community as a means of addressing learning needs among underperforming students of low socioeconomic status. In this study, various mobile video recording approaches were analyzed and some blogging strategies were linked to higher learning outcomes. Although a few challenges and issues were identified, the mobile video blogging community was generally found to be a viable learning support model for children in underserved communities.
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Background

Blogging: Among many Web 2.0 tools, blogging for teaching and learning has been gaining much momentum amongst educators (Educause, 2005). In an educational context, blogging has been used as an online reflective journal by students and teachers. In many cases, it is employed by teachers seeking to form a collaborative online community (Farmer, 2004). In addition to community building, blogging often demonstrates distributed cognition, collective intelligence, or group creativity for various purposes and scenarios.

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