Share Paper: Tracing the multi-stabilities of social mobile technologies for learning: from story generators to mediated publics?

  1. Marianna Vivitsou, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki, Finland
  2. Johanna Penttilä, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki, Finland
  3. Veera Kallunki, CICERO Learning, University of Helsinki, Finland
Wednesday, June 25 2:00-2:30 PM B3117

Abstract: In this study we will discuss multi-stabilities of social mobile networking technologies through an analysis of user experiences of a social networked environment as mediating technology. In order to make different stabilities (or variations) visible, we will use a hermeneutic strategy and tell the story of connective experiences in order to, ultimately, trace those that reflect the ways technology is embedded in a use context. In this way, we aim to understand the directions social networked technologies are taking. To meet this end, we will discuss and analyze data resulting from semi-structured interviews of focus groups of students from California, ...