From Campus Technology:
According to Mimi Ito, professor in residence in the departments of Anthropology and Informatics at University of California, Irvine, today's young students are heavily invested in social media and other peer resources (such as communities of interest, enthusiast forums, tutorial sites and the like) – much more so than older generations, who tend to think of these activities as "at best a fun diversion or at worst a serious distraction from learning." In her research into connected learning, however, she's discovered that the opposite is true.

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