Learning, interactive social media and citizen journalism. The virtual learning bus as a methodology for community reporting.
Virtual learning bus
Fecha de publicación
Barrón Ruiz, A., Hernández Serrano, M.J., Smith, R. y Wilson, T. (2012). Learning, interactive social media and citizen journalism. The virtual learning bus as a methodology for community reporting. En Muñoz, J.M. y Bartoletti, C. (coor.). Social learning and web 2.0. Community reporting for social inclusion (65-95). Barcelona: Octaedro
[EN]The development of new ICTs and the free distribution of news throug social networks have promoted the growth of social movements such as citizen journalism and journalist community networks. The ISABEL project (interactive social media for integration, skills bartering, empowerment, informal learning) gathers the educational strength of these new technological ans social environments to promote new forms of citizen participation, community development and the reduction of social exclusion. The virtual learning bus (VLB) uses the metaphor of a "bus ride" to describe the learning path that the community reporters follow to tell and share their personal stories.