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Social Media and the New Academic Environment

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As web applications play a vital role in our society, social media has emerged as an important tool in the creation and exchange of user-generated content and social interaction. The benefits of these services have entered in the educational areas to become new means by which scholars communicate, collaborate and teach. Social Media and the New Academic Environment: Pedagogical Challenges provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest research on social media the challenges in the educational context. This book is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science and information and communication sciences and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Pedagogical Challenges of Social Media in Academia
    1. Chapter 1: Future Learning Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: How Social Design Influences Student Retention and Self-Motivation in Online Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DESIGNING SOCIAL LEARNING COURSES TO FOSTER STUDENT MOTIVATION
      4. 3. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Student-Faculty Communication on Facebook
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. EMPIRICAL STUDY
      5. RESULTS
      6. GENERAL CONCLUSION, DISCUSSIONS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Integrating Mobile Learning, Digital Storytelling and Social Media in Vocational Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS AND DATA SOURCES
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  9. Section 2: Social Media as a Means for Current Education
    1. Chapter 5: Enhancing Social Presence and Communities of Practice in Distance Education Courses through Social Media
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. LIMITATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX A
      10. APPENDIX B
    2. Chapter 6: Framing Non-Formal Education through CSR 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. NON-FORMAL EDUCATION: CSR 2.0 CAMPAIGNS
      3. MONEY SCHOOL: FRAMING OF NON-FORMAL FINANCIAL EDUCATION IN ROMANIA
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Social Media Audit and Analytics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINING SOCIAL MEDIA, AUDITS, AND ANALYTICS
      4. COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA EDUCATION
      5. SOCIAL MEDIA AUDITS: IN PRACTICE AND IN THE CLASSROOM
      6. SOCIAL MEDIA AUDITS AND ANALYTICS IN THE CLASSROOM
      7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: National Practices of Social Media in Higher Education
    1. Chapter 8: Functions of Social Media in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND HIGHER EDUCATION
      4. CREATING COLLABORATIVE AND STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA: THE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSITY CASE STUDY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    2. Chapter 9: A Users’ Perspective on Academic Blogging
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES AND PROBLEMS APPLIED TO A ROMANIAN GROUP OF STUDENTS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 10: Uses and Implementation of Social Media at University
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: Web Use in Public Relations Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA IN EDUCATION
      4. 2. PUBLIC RELATIONS THEORETICAL APPROACH
      5. 3. PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIVERSITY PROGRAM AND PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH
      6. 4. THE USE OF WEB IN TEACHING PUBLIC RELATIONS
      7. 5. DISCUSSION
      8. APPENDIX 1
      9. APPENDIX 2
    5. Chapter 12: Social Media Usage among University Students in Malaysia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
      4. DEFINITIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
      5. TRENDS IN SOCIAL MEDIA ADOPTION
      6. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
      7. METHODOLOGY
      8. FINDINGS OF THE RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 13: Social Media and other Web 2.0 Technologies as Communication Channels in a Cross-Cultural, Web-Based Professional Communication Project
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL MEDIA AND CROSS-CULTURAL WEB-BASED LEARNING
      4. SOCIAL MEDIA AS ARTICULATORS OF ONLINE COMMUNICATION CHANNELS
      5. CROSS-NATIONAL WEB-BASED LEARNING
      6. SOCIAL MEDIA’S POTENTIAL TO INFLUENCE TEACHING AND LEARNING
      7. THE US-UKRAINE CROSS NATIONAL WEB-BASED TEACHING PROJECT
      8. DISCUSSION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 14: E-Learning Records
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL MEDIA AND EDUCATION
      4. ARCHIVES, RECORDS, AND EVIDENCE
      5. E-LEARNING, RECORD-MAKING, AND RECORDKEEPING
      6. BEYOND RECORDNESS
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: The Impact of Social Media Technologies on the Academic Environment
    1. Chapter 15: The Influence of Twitter on the Academic Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TWITTER
      4. TWITTER IN ACADEMIC SETTINGS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Academic Perspectives on Microblogging
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MICROBLOG, MICROBLOGGING: POSSIBLE DEFINITIONS
      4. CLASSIFICATIONS
      5. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MICROBLOGGING TERM
      6. MICROBLOGGING PLATFORMS USED IN EDUCATION
      7. EDUCATIONAL USES OF MICROBLOGGING IN TERMS OF OPPORTUNITIES, CONTEXTS, CHALLENGES, ADVANTAGES, AND LIMITS / RISKS
      8. MICROBLOGGING METRICS: ASSESSING STUDENTS’ ACTIVITY
      9. CASE STUDIES
      10. FINAL THOUGHTS
    3. Chapter 17: The Impact of Social Media on Scholarly Practices in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE INTERVIEW PROJECT
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 18: Digital Literacy for Effective Communication in the New Academic Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. DEVELOPING AND ASSESSING TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCE OF SOCIAL INTERACTION
      4. 2. PARADIGM SHIFT FROM TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE TO DIGITAL LITERACY
      5. 3. PROFILE OF THE NEW STUDENT
      6. 4. EDUCATIONAL BLOG: AN EFFICIENT WAY OF SOCIAL INTERACTION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 19: Implementation of Augmented Reality in “3.0 Learning” Methodology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESCRIPTION OF THE CASE STUDIES AND METHODOLOGY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 20: Digital Social Media Detox (DSMD)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. PRESENT STUDY: DIGITAL SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors