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Sanderson, Jimmy – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter examines how social media impacts student-athletes in intercollegiate athletics. Social media has become a predominant communication tool for younger athletes and carries both benefits and risks. The chapter discusses how social media can influence relationships between student-athletes and support personnel, and outlines the benefits…
Descriptors: Social Media, Media Literacy, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use
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West, Sara – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2017
Because social media skills are increasingly viewed as essential for professionals, social media is incorporated frequently in business communication courses. When students are asked to consider professional uses of social media, however, they are often unwilling to critically engage these technologies. This article continues discussions of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Business Administration Education
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Bulu, Sanser; Numanoglu, Mustafa; Keser, Hafize – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
This study aims to identify middle school students` general attitudes towards social media. Participants of this descriptive study were middle school students from three public schools (n = 367) in Ankara. Data was collected using "Demographic Information Form" and "Social Media Attitudes Survey for Students" developed by…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Social Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
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Allen, Kim; Jolly, Christina; Barnes, Jenna – Journal of Extension, 2016
Employing social media to engage youth in real-time learning is a growing trend. Although the use of social media by youth is increasing, barriers exist for Extension educators wanting to capitalize on youth interest in social media, including a lack of information on how best to employ social media in programming. This article highlights a teen…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Teaching Methods
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Sapkota, Kayla N.; Vander Putten, Jim – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
Social media are an ubiquitous, technological phenomenon, permeating both personal and professional lives. Increasingly, business professionals use social media at work, yet it is often omitted from the business curriculum. This qualitative study investigated business communication faculty members' perceptions and usage of social media in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Business Communication, College Faculty, Educational Technology
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Freberg, Karen; Kim, Carolyn Mae – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
Social media have affected daily activities, communication practices, and business practices throughout society. Social media are more frequently embraced in higher education as well. One indication of this growth is the fact that more than half of all teaching faculty use social media at least monthly for professional reasons, with professors in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Informal Education, Journalism Education
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Krutka, Daniel; Nowell, Shanedra; Whitlock, Annie McMahon – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2017
While social media use has become nearly ubiquitous, there have been few efforts to study how teacher educators prepare their students to responsibly use and teach about social media. This study analyzes 71 students' survey data, reflections, and class activities from education courses across three universities to better understand the successes…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Le, Tri D.; Dobele, Angela R.; Robinson, Linda J. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Universities are increasingly utilising social media for student recruitment, the most highly used channel for prospective students. However, research on information gathering and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM)-seeking behaviours on social media is generally absent. This paper explores the information sought by prospective students on social…
Descriptors: College Choice, Information Seeking, Student Recruitment, Social Media
Huang, Xiangyun – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Social media has been increasingly used in education to facilitate innovative instruction. Mainland Chinese people could not use popular social media platforms such as Facebook™ because the government blocked them. Little research studied social media use by Mainland Chinese students and teachers in the isolated network environment. This…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Faculty, Instructional Innovation, Statistical Analysis
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Chan, Jason – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2017
College students are frequent social media users. Heightened racial tensions across college campuses and the United States have increased the volume of racial discourse on social media, suggesting a need to understand social media's influence on how students make meaning of race. Using symbolic interactionism and racial identity theories, this…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students
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Melchiorre, Marilyn Martin; Johnson, Scott A. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
Although traditional student enrollment is declining, the nontraditional segment of students is growing. This enrollment pattern will require recruitment strategies that speak directly to the adult learners. There is robust adoption of social media use by individuals and by organizations for marketing purposes. Social media marketing includes…
Descriptors: Social Media, Outreach Programs, Professional Continuing Education, Higher Education
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Lundgren, Lisa; Crippen, Kent J. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2019
Both social media and informal learning spaces have the potential to foment knowledge-building. This article aims to bridge theory and practice with an analysis of the social media practices across informal science learning centers through the lens of the Contextual Model of Learning. We evaluate strategies through directed content analysis of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Education, Social Media, Theory Practice Relationship
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Albert, Daniel J. – Music Educators Journal, 2015
Students in the United States use technology and social media platforms for both educational and noneducational purposes. Integration of social media in music education classes can help facilitate learning experiences that would be less likely to happen in a brick-and-mortar setting. However, issues such as privacy and cyberbullying continue to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Dinçer, Nevzat; Kilinç, Zühal – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
The purpose of the research was to analyze the social media usage levels of the students at School of Physical Education and Sport in Batman University in terms of some variables. The research group consisted of total 262 students including 164 female students and 98 male students who have studied at School of Physical Education and Sport in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Mass Media Use, College Students, Physical Education
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Tezci, Erdogan; Içen, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2017
Social media which is an important product of Computer and Internet Technologies has a growing usage level day by day. Increasing social media usage level gives opportunity for new software developments and making investments in this area. From this aspect, therefore, social media has not only economic function but also make persons participate in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Habit Formation, Mass Media Use, Student Attitudes
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