Social Media in Academia: Networked Scholars

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Routledge, Jan 8, 2016 - Education - 140 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Networked Scholarship
A Social Media Advocate and Networked Scholar
Networks of Knowledge Creation and Dissemination
The Complicated Realities of DayToDay Social Media
Networks of Tension and Conflict
A Visitor
Networks of Inequity
Networks of Disclosure
Fragmented Networks
Scholarly Networks or Scholars in Networks?
Conclusion
References
Index
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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.

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