Social Media in Academia: Networked Scholars

Social Media in Academia: Networked Scholars

by George Veletsianos


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Social Media in Academia: Networked Scholars by George Veletsianos

Social media and online social networks are expected to transform academia and the scholarly process. However, intense emotions permeate scholars’ online practices and an increasing number of academics are finding themselves in trouble in networked spaces. In reality, the evidence describing scholars’ experiences in online social networks and social media is fragmented. As a result, the ways that social media are used and experienced by scholars are not well understood. Social Media in Academia examines the day-to-day realities of social media and online networks for scholarship and illuminates the opportunities, tensions, conflicts, and inequities that exist in these spaces. The book concludes with suggestions for institutions, individual scholars, and doctoral students regarding online participation, social media, networked practice, and public scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138822757
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

George Veletsianos is Canada Research Chair of Innovative Learning and Technology and Associate Professor at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He has been developing and researching digital learning environments since 2004.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Networked Scholarship
  3. Anna: A Social Media Advocate
  4. Networks of Knowledge Creation and Dissemination
  5. Jaime: The Complicated Realities of Day-to-Day Social Media Use
  6. Networks of Tension and Conflict
  7. Nicholas: A Visitor
  8. Networks of Inequity
  9. Networks of Disclosure
  10. Fragmented Networks
  11. Scholarly Networks or, Scholars in Networks?
  12. Conclusion



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