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Social Media Tools in Experiential Internship Learning


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Samuel Kai Wah Chu
    Pages 1-9
  3. Theoretical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Samuel Kai Wah Chu
      Pages 13-29
    3. Samuel Kai Wah Chu
      Pages 31-45
    4. Samuel Kai Wah Chu
      Pages 47-57
  4. Using Social Media for Experiential Internship in Higher Education Institutes

  5. Setting Up Online Platforms for Experiential Internship Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Samuel Kai Wah Chu
      Pages 133-141
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-144

About this book


This book describes how a support structure can be built to enhance peer-to-peer (and also students-to-lecturers) communication and support. It informs lecturers on how they can decide if they should adopt one or more social media tools to facilitate students’ learning, communication, and support for an internship program. This book introduces a participatory design approach that can help develop a pedagogy that will make good use of social media tools on internship learning. It presents a framework for experiential internship learning, integrating helpful educational practices such as participatory design approach and the use of social media.


social media in learning experiential internship informal learning learning using Facebook participatory design computer supported collaborative learning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

About the authors

Dr Samuel K.W. Chu is Associate Professor of Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong and Deputy Director of Centre for Information Technology in Education. His research interests are 21st century skills, social media in education, collaborative inquiry project-based learning, digital literacies, game-based learning, gamification in education, etc.                          

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