Social Media for Educators : Strategies and Best Practices

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-24
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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This important book includes case studies and practical strategies to help design learning activities within a course that will take advantage of social media in order to better meet pedagogical needs and increase the course effectiveness. Administrators will also find the information useful for planning programmatic implementations and faculty development programs for the use of social media. Although the practical uses shared will focus on pedagogy in higher education, these uses can be generalized to other sectors such as K-12 or organizational learning. The issues addressed in the best practices and in faculty development can be informative for individuals involved in professional development and network building.

Author Biography

Tanya Joosten is the interim director at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Learning Technology Center (LTC) and teaches in the Department of Communication. She also leads several UWM social media initiatives and the EDUCAUSE social media constituent group.

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibitsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
About the Authorp. xix
Backgroundp. 1
Why Social Media?p. 3
Preparing to Use Social Mediap. 15
Social Media: What Do We Do with It?p. 33
Increasing Communication and Encouraging Contactp. 35
Developing a Richer Learning Experiencep. 51
Building Cooperation and Feedback Through Dialoguep. 65
Other Considerations in Implementationp. 77
Guiding Social Media in Our Institutionsp. 79
Evaluating Social Mediap. 89
Sample Social Bookmarking Activityp. 97
Sample Survey Itemsp. 101
Referencesp. 105
Resourcesp. 113
Indexp. 115
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