THE IMPORTANCE OF AN AUDIENCE: NEWSACTIVIST AS A FLEXIBLE PLATFORM SUPPORTING COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
As its name would imply, NewsActivist is a global educational network designed by and for teachers and students in order to get users to participate in civic action through thinking and writing. It is a platform that allows the formation of a community of learners that can evolve along a spectrum from private to public. This article portrays how the platform can be adapted to meet the pedagogical needs of higher education among a wide range of disciplines covering sociological, ethical, commercial, media, environmental, cultural, educational, and international issues, to name a few.
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