Educating Educators with Social Media

Educating Educators with Social Media

by Charles Wankel (Editor)


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Social media are increasingly popular platforms for collaboration and quick information sharing. This volume is a collection of reports on how these technologies are being used to educate educators with social media in creative and effective ways. Social networking technologies enable the integration of students and alumni in co-curricular activities in exciting and still evolving ways. The use of wikis, blogs, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, text messaging, Flickr, Delicious, YouTube, Yahoo Pipes, Diigo, Second Life, Moodle, and other Web 2.0 technologies are shown in vivid examples and insightful critiques. The processes, design, delivery and evaluation of instruction using social media are examined in detail and include such topics as: the use of social media in developing countries for new approaches to teaching as support for individual and peer-based learning; new teaching orientations premised on social media such as focused distraction; enhancing in-class participation; how instructors are increasing the technical expertise that is needed by educators to develop their own 21st century curricula projects; and, creating an ecosystem for life-long learning through social media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857246493
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 01/17/2011
Series: Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education , #1
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix

Part I Varieties of Social Media: Platform, Technology, Spatial

New Directions in Teaching Technologies: Introduction to Educating Educators with Social Media Charles Wankel 3

The Birth of a Social Networking Phenomenon Joseph Rene Corbeil Maria Elena Corbeil 13

Facebook and Education: A Classroom Connection? Terri L. Towner Caroline Lego Muñoz 33

Social Media for Higher Education in Developing Countries - an Intercultural Perspective Malik Aleem Ahmed 59

Part II Processes in Learning and Instruction with Social Media

A Social Media Approach to Higher Education Marlyn Tadros 83

Creating an Ecosystem for Lifelong Learning Through Social Media: A Graduate Experience Stella C. S. Porto Lisa Blaschke Gila Kurtz 107

The Networked Class in a Master's Program: Personalization and Openness Through Social Media Lina Morgado 135

Part III Design of Instruction with Social Media

Future Social Learning Networks at Universities - an Exploratory Seminar Setting Nina Heinze Wolfgang Reinhardt 155

Connecting Future Teachers with the Teachers of Today Larysa Nadolny 173

Developing a Pedagogy: The Role of the Tutor in Enabling Student Learning Through the Use of a Wiki Martina A. Doolan 189

Technology Integration Can Be Delicious: Social Bookmarking as a Technology Integration Tool Gloria Edwards Barbra F. Mosley 207

Public Issues, Private Concerns: Social Media and Course Management Systems in Higher Education Jeremy Sarachan Kyle F. Reinson 227

Part IV Delivery of Instruction with Social Media

Web 2.0: Information Literacy, Libraries, and Pedagogies Beth Martin 247

Social Annotation to Enhance Learning and Assessment in Higher Education David G. Lebow Dale W. Lick Hope J. Hartman Campbell Dalglish Oliver Grundmann 261

Our Head in the Cloud: Transforming work on College Completion Diana D. Woolis Gail O. Mellow 279

Enhancing In-Class Participation in a Web 2.0 World Steve Rhine Mark Bailey 303

Part V Evaluating Instruction That Uses Social Media Skills

(Social) Media Literacy: Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education Mark A. Gammon Joanne White 329

Social Media Killed the LMS: Re-Imagining the Traditional Learning Management System in the Age of Blogs and Online Social Networks Danielle M. Stern Michael D. D. Willits 347

Twitter in Higher Education Lisa Chamberlin Kay Lehmann 375

About the Authors 393

Subject Index 405

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