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|International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE)
Fred Dervin, Regis Machart, Julie Byrd Clark.
The International Journal of Bias, Identity and Diversities in Education (IJBIDE) investigates critically the positioning of diverse individuals in formal and informal contexts of education – from kindergarten to adult education, but also lifelong learning. Diversities here refer to different identity...
Privacy as a Right: History and International Recognition
This chapter examines not only the history of the term privacy but also its international recognition as a fully protected right. Given the wide array of definitions of privacy, it can be said that the term seeks its identity. Depending on time and space, this right has had various traits, beyond the...
Wrestling with Contradictions in Government Social Media Practices
Research in government social media practices highlights expectations of co-creation and progression mirrored in maturity models, but research also documents low deployment degree and thereby points to a discrepancy. The paper suggests that the authors instead of co-creation and progression draw on a...
Getting Started with Social Media for Knowledge Management
This chapter explores how, as social media tools and platforms become more common inside organizations, KM teams need to incorporate them into their toolbox. It is necessary to learn how they work and how they can be used to be effective in accomplishing the organization's knowledge and...
Methods for Assessing 3D Virtual Worlds in Design Education
Leman Figen Gül, Ning Gu, Mi Jeong Kim, Xiangyu Wang.
With the advancement and increasing adoption of information and communication technologies, 3D virtual worlds, being a part of these revolutionary forces, have the potential to make a major contribution to design education as a new teaching and learning environment. Considering this changing trend, we...
Justifying the ROI of Social Media Investment in Education
Vladlena Benson, Stephanie Morgan.
To invest or not to invest? In the context of Higher Education, the decision around social media adoption is ultimately driven by the end users—students—increasingly demanding in their expectations of technology support provided by universities. This presents a new set of challenges to HE institutions...
Model for Effective Collaborative Learning in Virtual Worlds with Intelligent Agents
Max Ugaz, Augusto Bernuy Alva.
The predecessors of virtual worlds are the multiplayer online role playing games; they appeared in the mid-nineties and have been studied since then. Virtual worlds are part of the shared spaces technologies and are applied to strengthen the weaknesses of teamwork, allowing identifying a direct...
How Social Media Tools are used in Research: A Case Study
Anabela Mesquita, Ana Ramalho Correia, Diana Aguiar Vieira.
Social media tools are being widely used. Every day we witness new tools appearing or new features being added to already existing tools. Their characteristics allow us to communicate and collaborate without time and space constraints. Moreover, they also help us in the development and creation of new...
Reconciling Social Media with Luxury Fashion Brands: An Exploratory Study
Wilson Ozuem, Kerri Tan.
Modern developments in communication media are creating new networks of information diffusion which are profoundly altering the way in which people can construct shared ‘realities'. Internet along with its prototypical subsets, notably social media, is enabling the emergence of new mechanism of...
The Strategic Use of Social Media in the Fashion Industry
Hanna Kontu, Alessandra Vecchi.
The importance of social media is evident as millions of people use it to connect with others, share content, and discuss different topics (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010; Kim & Ko, 2010). Although it is clear that social media is powerful and ubiquitous, many fashion brands have been reluctant or unable to...
Social Media in the Canadian Post-Secondary Classroom
Linda Pardy, David Thomson, Samantha Pattridge.
In Canada, the use of Social Networking Sites (SNS) for instructional purposes at post-secondary institutions is constrained by students' legislated rights to privacy. Some universities have explored ways to obtain the advantages of cloud computing while still meeting mandated obligations to...
The Utilization of Online Boundaries: Facebook, Higher Education, and Social Capital
Lewis A. Luartz.
This chapter investigates how online social networking services function and correlate with social capital, and how this affects higher education and civic engagement. First, the authors examine how individuals utilize Facebook to communicate with others strategically to build and maintain social ties....
Relationship between Social Media and Political Parties: The Case of Turkey
This chapter analyzes the capacity of social media usage and the social media strategies of political parties that became the members of Turkish Parliament after 2011 election. The social media usage increases in parallel to the improvements in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and it...
Enhancing the Acquisition of Social Skills through the Interactivity of Multimedia
Vivi Mandasari, Lau Bee Theng.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of neuro-developmental disorders caused by brain abnormalities which result in impaired social story. Research on treatment in helping children with ASD to improve social story is growing as the cases of children diagnosed with ASD are on the rise. Social...
Social Media for Knowledge Workers
This chapter explores social media for knowledge workers. Social media enables people to connect with others beyond their physical social circle. Constraints of space and time, as well as class boundaries, can easily be overcome by the use of social media. Socializing through social media is not merely...
A Theoretical Model for Digital Reverberations of City Spaces and Public Places
Christopher Zimmerman, Kjeld Hansen, Ravi Vatrapu.
The increasing pervasiveness of Internet connected devices and services is altering the perception and practice of public spaces through the provisioning of location-specific digital information. Location-aware technologies allow people to access, annotate, address and attach information to locations...
FRIENDVERTISING: A New Advertising Strategy in Social Network Marketing
R. Gulay Ozturk.
In today's world, a shift from conventional to digitalized marketing is increasing in the investment made in the commercial sector. This particular study analyses the growing influence of a new online advertising strategy called “FRIENDVERTISING” pertaining to social media marketing. Thereby, this...