Global Perspectives on Social Media in Tertiary Learning and Teaching: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Global Perspectives on Social Media in Tertiary Learning and Teaching: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Inna Piven (Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand), Robyn Gandell (Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand), Maryann Lee (Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand) and Ann M. Simpson (Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand)
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 160
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5826-2
ISBN13: 9781522558262|ISBN10: 1522558268|EISBN13: 9781522558279
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The prominence of social media, especially in the lives of teenagers and young adults, has long been regarded as a significant distraction from studies. However, the integration of these forms of media into the teaching experience can improve the engagement of students.

Global Perspectives on Social Media in Tertiary Learning and Teaching: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly publication that embeds innovative, current pedagogical practices into new and redeveloped courses and introduces digital and online learning tools to best support teaching practices. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including collaborative learning, innovative learning environments, and blended teaching, this book provides essential research for educators, educational administrators, education stakeholders, academicians, researchers, and professionals within the realm of higher education.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment
  • Blended Teaching
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Course Management
  • Facebook in International Classrooms
  • Higher Education
  • Innovative Learning Environments
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Student-Centered Learning
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Inna Piven is a Marketing Educator, Learning Designer, researcher, and business consultant. She received her Graduate Diploma in Education from The Far Eastern State University of Humanities (Russia) and Master of Business from Unitec Institute of Technology (New Zealand). Since 2011, Inna has been teaching a variety of marketing papers across polytechnics in New Zealand focusing on innovative approaches in course design and delivery. As a Learning Designer, she has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate course development for different disciplines. Her research interests cover a range of business and educational topics related to social media. Inna has published journal articles and book chapters that include Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, and Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR) Book Series by IGI Global. She has made numerous New Zealand and international conference presentations, and also served as a reviewer for marketing publications including Case Studies in Strategic Communication. In 2015 Inna won the “Excellence in Research and Enterprise” award for her research and student project supervision.
Robyn Gandell is an academic advisor at Unitec Institute of Technology and a doctoral candidate at the University of Auckland. In her tertiary education Robyn has been awarded a BSc with the Senior Prize in Pure Mathematics, a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching, and a Post-Graduate Diploma, with Distinction, in Mathematics Education and a Diploma in Physiotherapy. Robyn has taught dance, mathematics, and physics, in both secondary and tertiary education, is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and has teaching awards for Lecturer of the Year and Learning and Teaching Innovation from Unitec Institute of Technology. Robyn’s current doctoral research explores mathematical problem solving and embodied mathematical thinking.
Maryann Lee has worked within tertiary educational environments in the area of e-learning and learning design over the last 15 years. One of her key roles has been in course design and development, where she works with lecturers to create course that are supported by the use of digital learning tools for blended and online learning. Her particular research interest lies in engaging Māori and Indigenous students in digital spaces and online learning communities. Maryann completed her Masters of Professional Studies in Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2015. Maryann has a Māori-Chinese heritage and currently resides in Auckland New Zealand.
Ann Simpson is currently an academic advisor at Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand and has a doctorate of education candidate at Massey University, New Zealand. Ann has worked extensively in learning and development in the IT industry in Silicon Valley as well as in New Zealand. She also holds an M.A. in Instructional Technologies from San Francisco State University. Ann’s area of research for her doctorate focuses on the study of dialogic learning in blended tertiary classrooms.
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