Share Paper: Networked Publics in Unofficial School Space

  1. Reijo Kupiainen, University of Tampere, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Finland
Tuesday, June 24 10:00 AM-11:00 AM B1096

Abstract: Social networking sites (SNSs) have changed the everyday life of children and young people in media-rich countries. SNSs offer a range of possibilities for children to perform, express identity and communicate with peers. Social networking is networked publics (boyd, 2014) that make structurally enforced borders of intimacy and privacy almost impossible. At schools the use of SNSs makes school boundaries more permeable and school space more public, breaks traditional social order and creates new time-space for learning. The new space where digital media and SNSs are used in schools is called unofficial school space (Kupiainen, 2013), which means alternative social ...