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Romero-Hall, Enilda; Kimmons, Royce; Veletsianos, George – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The aim of this investigation was to gain an understanding of the use of institutional social media accounts by graduate departments. This study focused particularly on the social media accounts of instructional design (ID) graduate programs. Content and statistical analyses were conducted to examine 24,948 tweets posted by ID programs (n = 22) on…
Descriptors: Social Media, Instructional Design, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Veletsianos, George – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017
Researchers have proposed that social media provide complementary learning environments for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that might engender participation, engagement, and peer-support. Although suggestive, nearly all of the research in this area consists of case studies, making it challenging to determine whether or to what extent findings…
Descriptors: Social Media, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks
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Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce; Shaw, Ashley; Pasquini, Laura; Woodward, Scott – Educational Media International, 2017
Higher education institutions have embraced social media platforms. Yet, little research has examined the characteristics of institutional social media accounts and the narratives their posts construct for faculty and student life. By investigating these topics, researchers can better understand the actual and potential roles of these tools in…
Descriptors: State Universities, Social Media, Institutional Characteristics, College Faculty
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Ford, Kasey C.; Veletsianos, George; Resta, Paul – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
#PhDChat is an online network of individuals that has its roots to a group of UK doctoral students who began using Twitter in 2010 to hold discussions. Since then, the network around #PhDchat has evolved and grown. In this study, we examine this network using a mixed methods analysis of the tweets that were labeled with the hashtag over a…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Graduate Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites
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Veletsianos, George – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
The ways that emerging technologies and social media are used and experienced by researchers and educators are poorly understood and inadequately researched. The goal of this study is to examine the online practices of individual scholars in order to explore and understand the activities and practices that they enact when they use social media for…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, College Faculty, Ethnography
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Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce; French, Karen D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
Researchers and practitioners have suggested that the use of social networking sites in formal education may be a worthwhile endeavor. Toward this goal, emerging learning platforms have included social networking features. Nevertheless, empirical literature examining user experiences, and more specifically instructor experiences, with these tools…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Uses in Education