Project

EMSOC: user empowerment in a social media culture

Acronym
EMSOC-1
Duration
01 December 2010 → 30 November 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
    • Education systems
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Instructional sciences
    • Specialist studies in education
    • Other pedagogical and educational sciences
Keywords
social media multilitearcies cultural mediation education ethnography rhetoric culture
 
Project description

The project explores to what extent and how people are (dis)empowered through their everyday use of social media considering issues of inclusion, media literacy and privacy. Literacy is approached from a cultural-educational perspective. Through ethnographic data collection and rhetorical analysis an assessment is made of how informal learning environments are created through social media with a major focus on digital literacies.