I found a blog with the title “Debunking 4 Myths of Social Learning” by Blackboard. It outlines some misconceptions about what Social Learning is and what it isn’t.
Myth #1: Social Learning is new. Social Learning has been around for hundreds of years. Think back to Aristotle; he encouraged people to go out and create their own theories and build on what he taught. Social learning is basically when people learn together in groups.
Myth #2: Social Learning is the same as Social Media. Social Media can help social learning by connecting people together, but it also causes distractions when not used correctly.
Myth #3: Social Learning is just for fun.
“When allowed to let go of the rules that accompany formal term papers, the changes were significant. They (the students) were more expressive.”
Myth #4: Social Learning doesn’t have broad appeal.
“Modern day social learning is a reflection of the educational environment today’s students have helped create for themselves (and future students) to perform at their best.”