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Revista Lasallista de Investigación

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RENDON LOPEZ, Lina María  and  ORTEGA CARRILLO, José Antonio. Collaborative Learning by the Use of Social Networks and Web Community Radio 2.0. Rev. Lasallista Investig. [online]. 2015, vol.12, n.2, pp.54-65. ISSN 1794-4449.

Introduction. This paper introduces the results of an action-research work made by the Zona Radio de Medellín (Colombia) Community Radio Station and Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de Granada (Spain). The method used was an analysis of the variables from gender inequality situations approached in the radio shows of the station, interacting with students from Granada by the use of a Facebook profile, videoconferences and homemade tv-web shows. Materials and methods. The experience was evaluated with original questionnaires and by a content analysis of the messages published on the Facebok profile. Results. The result of this work gathers items and documentary evidence that delves in the participant´s titrations regarding emotions, solidarity, social commitment, creation of shared knowledge and general satisfaction with the participation in a multicultural digital communication experience. The results obtained re-affirm the use of web 2.0 tools to establish a fertile, creative and collaborative dialogue between the two cultures and citizenship realities. Conclusion. In the conclusions, it is important to remark that there is a higher conscience about gender inequality, thus boosting a favorable attitude towards the mobilization of the women claiming for their rights and the reporting of gender violence. Finally, it is important to remark that all the participants were greatly satisfied with the experience, and that they would unanimously recommend it to their friends.

Keywords : collaborative learning; formal and non-formal education; social networking; videoconferencing; digital community radio; actionresearch and e-rubric.

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