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Beverly, Jason Antwuan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Colleges and universities throughout this world are realizing the importance of engaging in and building mutually-beneficial relationships with their key publics through social media. The introduction of the microblogging tool known as Twitter extends the use of social media in higher education, beyond the classroom, and into the realm of public…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Higher Education
Heiberger, Greg A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although use of social media by students has been shown to be nearly ubiquitous, many K-12 school systems have banned its use on their campuses or use between their teachers and students. In contrast, many collegiate faculty have utilized social media in their teaching. Social media has been shown to assist faculty in engaging with students,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Preservice Teachers, Influence of Technology, Technology Integration
Kuhns, Kelly A. Kratzer – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Since the creation of the Internet in 1991 (Casey, 2008), the use of online tools to deliver academic higher education has continued to grow exponentially (Allen & Seaman, 2010b). The existing base of literature is replete with studies of online education modalities, outcomes and faculty concerns. However, little of this research has focused…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Internet
Hirsh, Orit S. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Student success in online learning is strongly affected by the learner's social presence. There is evidence that not all students benefit from the online learning environment, as it limits social interaction between the students. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of Twitter, a social network application, on online class…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Correlation, Learner Engagement
Portman Daley, Joannah – ProQuest LLC, 2012
(Re)Writing Civics in the Digital Age: The Role of Social Media in Student (Dis)Engagement addresses an important gap in the knowledge of civic rhetoric available in Rhetoric and Composition by using qualitative methods to explore the parameters of civic engagement through social media-based digital writing. With funding from URI's Office of…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Diaries, Citizenship Education, Technical Writing
Smith, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Training student employees in Educational Outreach and Student Services (EOSS) at Arizona State University's West campus is important to maintaining a knowledgeable and productive workforce. This dissertation describes the results of an action research study in which social media tools were utilized as a delivery mechanism for training student…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Action Research, Social Networks, Teaching Methods
Foss, Nathan D. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to identify commonly held beliefs and perceived experiences of preservice and early service teachers with regard to their use of the social networking site Facebook. This study included recorded and transcribed interviews of 14 participants as well as observations of their Facebook accounts. The…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Learning Experience, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers