Practical Peer-to-Peer Teaching and Learning on the Social Web

Practical Peer-to-Peer Teaching and Learning on the Social Web

Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA)
ISBN13: 9781799864967|ISBN10: 1799864960|EISBN13: 9781799864981|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6496-7


On the Social Web, people share their enthusiasms and expertise as lay teachers. On almost any topic of interest, learners may find some peer-created resources, created by individuals with varying expertise (from amateurs and novices to experts). In DIY culture, with widely available video cameras and authoring tools, people have gone online to share knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) broadly. What has not been explored more clearly is just how effective such peer-to-peer teaching and learning are and how well such contents acculturate learners into professional roles. This work explores the efficacies of such online (often remote) teaching and learning, with materials by peers. This considers how deep an expertise bench exists in the broad public for various learning topics.

The objectives of the book are to consider the intended and unintended outcomes of the sharing of open-shared learning online as well as explore some practical ethics in the sharing of teaching and learning online. Moreover, this reference provides insights about what is made available for teaching and learning by the public and considers design features related to peer-to-peer and crowd-sourced teaching and learning online. The intended audience includes teachers, instructional designers, instructional developers, software developers, user interface designers, academicians, researchers, and students.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Shalin Hai-Jew works as an instructional designer at Kansas State University (K-State) and taught for WashingtonOnline for a number of years through 2014. She has taught at the university and college levels for many years (including four years in the People’s Republic of China) and was tenured at Shoreline Community College but left tenure to pursue instructional design work. She has Bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology, a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington (Hugh Paradise Scholar), and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership with a focus on public administration from Seattle University (where she was a Morford Scholar). She reviews for several publications and publishers, and is editor of several IGI Global titles. Dr. Hai-Jew was born in Huntsville, Alabama, in the U.S.