Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

New Georgia Tech Research May Help Combat Abusive Online Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Interactive Computing have come up with a novel computational approach that could provide a more cost- and resource-effective way for internet communities to moderate abusive content. Georgia Tech

Social-Media Messages Are Becoming More Complex, and Nobody Knows Why

Sociologists have long puzzled over why IQ scores have risen dramatically. Now the complexity of social messages is increasing, too. MIT Technology Review 

Challenging Teachers’ Pedagogic Practice and Assumptions about Social Media

This article describes an innovative approach to professional development designed to challenge teachers’ pedagogic practice and assumptions about educational technologies such as social media. Developing effective technology-related professional development for teachers can be a challenge for institutions and facilitators who provide this support. To contend with this challenge, we drew on Bain’s (2004) “baker’s dozen” […]

Faculty: 7 ways to avoid social media mistakes

Faculty discuss recommendations for navigating the informal waters of social network connections with students and alumni. eCampus News

Facebook, an Online Learning Platform?

New Facebook features intended for developers could, if expanded, turn the social networking site into an online learning platform. Inside Higher Ed

Networked Scholarship and Motivations for Social Media use in Scholarly Communication

Research on scholars’ use of social media suggests that these sites are increasingly being used to enhance scholarly communication by strengthening relationships, facilitating collaboration among peers, publishing and sharing research products, and discussing research topics in open and public formats. However, very few studies have investigated perceptions and attitudes towards social media use for scholarly […]

Identity and agency in school and afterschool settings: Investigating digital media’s supporting role

This study documents opportunities for identity and agency experienced by students in urban school and afterschool contexts, with a focus on digital media’s role in shaping these opportunities. We conducted focus groups and interviews with 43 students and six teachers affiliated with an urban public high school and a network of afterschool programs in the […]

Examining the UK higher education sector through the network of institutional accounts on Twitter

Web link mining has been previously used as a way of gaining insight into how the Internet may be replicating or reshaping connections between institutions within the higher education sector. Institutions are increasingly active on social media platforms, and these connections have not been studied. This paper presents an exploratory analysis of the network of […]

Learning in Bursts: Microlearning with Social Media

Microlearning refers to any pedagogy that encourages learning in short segments, and it can be supported through many platforms, including social media. The research goal was to investigate the tools and best pedagogical practices for effectively creating and delivering microlearning, with results reported in this article. These short bursts of learning seem to come naturally […]

Analysis of Social Media Influencers and Trends on Online and Mobile Learning

Analysis of Social Media Influencers and Trends on Online and Mobile Learning Although educational practitioners have adopted social media to their online or mobile communities, little attention has been paid to investigate the social media messages related to online or mobile learning. The purpose of this research is to identify social media influencers and trends […]