Social Media in Higher Education: Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis - cover image

Copyright

Chris Rowell

Published On

2019-06-30

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-668-2
Hardback978-1-78374-669-9
PDF978-1-78374-670-5
HTML978-1-80064-580-6
XML978-1-78374-673-6
EPUB978-1-78374-671-2
MOBI978-1-78374-672-9

Language

  • English

Print Length

302 pages (xx+282)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 21 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.83" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 24 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.94" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback1271g (44.83oz)
Hardback1661g (58.59oz)

Media

Illustrations43
Tables25

OCLC Number

1110002674

LCCN

2019452881

BIC

  • JN
  • JNM
  • JNV
  • UBW

BISAC

  • EDU000000
  • EDU015000
  • COM060140

LCC

  • LB2395.7

Keywords

  • social media
  • Higher Education
  • university
  • student learning
  • enhance teaching and learning
  • digital communication
  • Twitter
Thoth logoPowered by Thoth.

Social Media in Higher Education

Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis

How does social media affect working life in Higher Education? How are universities harnessing its power to aid student learning? This innovative collection brings together academics and those working in professional services to examine these questions and more. The diverse and expert contributors analyse the many ways social media can be used to enhance teaching and learning, research, professional practice, leadership, networking and career development. The impact of social media is evaluated critically, with an eye both to the benefits and the problems of using these new forms of digital communication.

This is the first volume to give such detailed attention to this area of high interest. Its innovative approach extends to its creation, with contributors found via their presence on Twitter. The short and impactful chapters are accessible while retaining an academic focus through their application of relevant learning theory and educational context.

Social Media and Higher Education is essential reading for any professional working in higher education, including lecturers teaching education courses. It is also significant for researchers looking at more recent developments in higher education and what it means to work in a modern higher education environment.

Endorsements

An experiment in form and content, its aim is to be a guide and map of some of the opportunities to develop more open and networked practices while navigating the potential downsides of social media, including perceived loss of privacy and amplification of disadvantage and abuse. It is an excellent and accessible starting point for, as well as route to, a deeper understanding and a more sophisticated use of social media.

Prof. Shân Wareing

Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), London South Bank University

Reviews

'Social Media in Higher Education: Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis' helps to scaffold different learners from #beginner to #advanced and even facilitates learning by doing through the use of podcasts and case studies. In addition, it not only provides a unique insight into the evolution of social media but also encourages readers to reflect on the increasingly blurred lines of public and private digital realms.

Jo Doyle

"Chris Rowell (ed.), Social Media in Higher Education: Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis". Australian Journal of Education (0004-9441), vol. 64, no. 1, 2020. doi:10.1177/0004944119900044

Full Review

Additional Resources

Contents

1. From a Tweet to a Blog, to a Podcast, to a Book

(pp. 3–14)
  • Chris Rowell
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.01

2. Social Media in Higher Education - The Podcast

(pp. 15–18)
  • Chris Rowell
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.02

3. Developing a Professional Online Presence and Effective Network

(pp. 21–34)
  • Sue Beckingham
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.03

4. Re-Engineered Continuing Professional Development and Modelled Use of Cloud Tools and Social Media by Academic Developers

(pp. 35–48)
  • Martin Compton
  • Timos Almpanis
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.04

5. Ten Days of Twitter

(pp. 49–60)
  • Mark Warnes
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.05

6. Open and Networked Scholarship

(pp. 61–70)
  • Suzan Koseoglu
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.06

7. Exploring the Use of Social Media in the Higher Education Classroom

(pp. 73–82)
  • Alex Avramenko
  • Chrissi Nerantzi
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.07

8. The Use of Social Media Tools and Their Application to Creative Students

(pp. 83–94)
  • Serena Gossain
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.08

9. Role of Social Media in Learning: Benefits and Drawbacks - How Social Presence Theory Explains Conflicting Findings

(pp. 95–106)
  • Kawachi Kawachi
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.09

10. Bursting Out of the Bubble: Social Media, Openness and Higher Education

(pp. 107–116)
  • Jennie Blake
  • Chris Millson
  • Sam Aston
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.10

11. Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and Understanding Social Media Beyond the Screen

(pp. 117–130)
  • Zoetanya Sujon
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.11

12. Leadership and Social Media

(pp. 133–140)
  • Julie Hall
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.12

13. Leadership and Social Media: Challenges and Opportunities

(pp. 141–150)
  • Donna Lanclos
  • Lawrie Phipps
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.13

14. Building Cohort Identity through Social Media

(pp. 153–160)
  • David Webster
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.14

15. Creating a Sense of Belonging and Connectedness for the Student Arrival Experience in a School of Arts and Humanities

(pp. 161–170)
  • Rachel Challen
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.15

16. Joint Reflection on Twitter, Phenomenography and Learning Friendships

(pp. 171–182)
  • Chrissi Nerantzi
  • Margy MacMillan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.16

17. PressEd - Where the Conference Is the Hashtag

(pp. 183–196)
  • Pat Lockley
  • Natalie Lafferty
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.17

18. Expertise in Your Ears; Why You Should Jump on the Podcasting Bandwagon

(pp. 199–210)
  • Dave Musson
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.18

19. Etiquette for the Anthropocene

(pp. 211–222)
  • Jane Norris
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.19

20. Learning to Twalk: An Analysis of a New Learning Environment

(pp. 223–236)
  • Andrew Middleton
  • Alex Spiers
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.20

21. Academics’ Understanding of Learning Spaces: Attitudes, Practices and Outcomes Explored through the Use of Social Media

(pp. 237–248)
  • Santanu Vasant
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.21

22. Somewhere in Betweens: My Experience of Twitter as a Tool for Continuous Personal Development

(pp. 251–260)
  • Andy Horton
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.22

23. The 'Healthy Academic', Social Media, and a Personal and Professional Journey

(pp. 261–268)
  • Neil Withnell
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0162.23

Contributors

Chris Rowell

(editor)
Academic Developer in Digital Enhanced Learning at London South Bank University