ERIC Number: EJ1134369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Implementing and Analyzing Social Media in Higher Education
Davis, Jenny L.; Compton, D'Lane; Farris, D. Nicole; Love, Tony P.
Journal of Faculty Development, v29 n2 p9-16 May 2015
This article examines how social media can incorporate into the higher education setting in meaningful ways using optional participation, active content production, and active moderation. The authors use two authoethnographic case studies. The first case pertains to pedagogical use through a student created and maintained Facebook group for a Sociology of Gender course. The second case pertains to the construction and maintenance of a participatory learning culture through a departmental Facebook page. The article includes accounts from each case and an analysis of the successful components.
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Case Studies, Educational Sociology, College Students, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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