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ERIC Number: ED564025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 436
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-4666-5174-6
Cutting-Edge Technologies and Social Media Use in Higher Education
Benson, Vladlena, Ed.; Morgan, Stephanie
IGI Global
The inclusion of social media in higher education has transformed the way instructors teach and students learn. In order to effectively reach their students in this networked world, teachers must learn to utilize the latest technologies in their classrooms. "Cutting-Edge Technologies and Social Media Use in Higher Education" brings together research on the multi-faceted nature and overarching impact of social technologies on the main opportunities and challenges facing today's post-secondary classrooms. From issues of social capital formation to student support and recruitment, this book provides educators, administrators, employers, and leaders with the necessary insight and practical perspectives to thrive within an evolving education system. Following a foreword by Jean-Noël Ezingeard and a preface by Vladlena Benson and Stephanie Morgan, this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Facing Facebook in Higher Education: How and Why Students Use Facebook in College (Karen Abney Korn); (2) Students' Privacy Concerns on the Use of Social Media in Higher Education (Laura Aymerich-Franch and Maddalena Fedele); (3) Overcoming Organizational Obstacles and Driving Change: The Implementation of Social Media (Jenni Murphy and Anna Keck); (4) The Use of Social Media in the Networking Strategy of Higher Education Institutions: The Polish Experience (Tomasz Domanski and Michal Sedkowski); (5) Reaching Them Where They Live: Effectively Utilizing the Social Media Literacy of C-Borgs in Higher Education and Beyond (Danielle Lawson); (6) #OccupyWallStreet: Social Media, Education, and the Occupy Movement (Adam Gismondi); (7) The Roadmap for Experimental Teaching of Science and Engineering Based Subjects: Innovative Technology and Social Media in Higher Education (Gordana Collier, Andy Augousti, and Andrzej Ordys); (8) Leveraging Facebook as a Peer-Support Group for Students (Joni Salminen); (9) Social Media as Technologies for Asynchronous Formal Writing and Synchronous Paragraph Writing in the South African Higher Education Context (Chaka Chaka); (10) Recognised Creativity: The Influence of Process, Social Needs, and the Third Drive on Creative Individuals' Work through Social Media (Monika Musial, Antti Kauppinen, and Vesa Puhakka); (11) The Use of Social Media in College Recruiting and the Student Job Search (Amy Diepenbrock and Wanda Gibson); (12) Leveraging New Media as Social Capital for Diversity Officers: A How-To Guide for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Professionals Seeking to Use Social Media to Carve a Niche in the Social Networking Space (Kindra Cotton and Denise O'Neil Green); (13) Teaching Students about Online Professionalism: Enhancing Student Employability Through Social Media (Thomas Lancaster); (14) The Utilization of Online Boundaries: Facebook, Higher Education, and Social Capital (Lewis A. Luartz); (15) Social Media for Knowledge Workers (Ikbal Maulana); and (16) Justifying the ROI of Social Media Investment in Education (Vladlena Benson and Stephanie Morgan). A compilation of references, a section about the contributors, and an index are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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