Social Media in Higher Education: Teaching in Web 2.0

Social Media in Higher Education: Teaching in Web 2.0

Monica Pătruţ (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacău, Romania) and Bogdan Pătruţ (Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacău, Romania)
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Release Date: February, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 474
ISBN13: 9781466629707|ISBN10: 1466629703|EISBN13: 9781466629714|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2970-7

Description

In today’s businesses and society, social media continues to play a vital role in the transformation of communication into an interactive dialogue. The success of social media has encouraged the integration of these aspects in higher education teaching practices.

Social Media in Higher Education: Teaching in Web 2.0 provides research on the pedagogical challenges faced in recent years in order to improve the understanding of social media in the educational systems. It will highlight the levels of education ranging from learning centered on the student to the collaboration between academic networks and organizations. This reference source is essential for practitioners, researchers, and students interested in gaining insight into educational institutions as well as academic communities and environments.

Topics Covered

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

  • Academic Events through Social Media
  • Blogs
  • Mobile Social Media
  • Podcasting
  • Social Media Education and Training
  • Social Media Tools
  • Social Networking

Reviews and Testimonials

Intended for practitioners, researchers, and students, this reference presents research on teaching challenges encountered in recent times in understanding the place for social media in education. Topics include: the implementation of a university 2.0 model, using new Web-based technologies in strategies of teaching gender studies, using Facebook in teaching, use of social media by children and teenagers, learning with and through social networks in higher education, cyberbullying, and media and communication research facing social media. Editors are Monica Patrut and Bogdan Patrut (Vasile Alecsandri U. of Bacau, Romania).

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

The editors have compiled an impressive overview of the use of social media in higher education. This resource is an excellent starting point for educators who want and need to understand the valuable contributions that social media can make to the academic curriculum.

– Alice Crosetto, American Reference Books Annual

This title collates numerous studies focused on social media and illustrates the advantages of using social media in higher education. This book is well organized and lends itself successfully to the study of different social media. In addition, the authors offer extraordinary viewpoints to rethink the academic work environment based on social media tools and applications, such as Twitter and Facebook, in accordance with the needs of students. Overall, the book provides teachers, researchers, educators, as well as software developers, up-to-date content about the impact of different social media tools on the current educational environment.

– Dr. Chia-Wen Tsai, Professor Pei-Di Shen and Yi-Chun Chiang, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Monica Patrut is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacau, Romania. Her domains of research are political communication and computer science. She is an active member of the editorial advisory board of BRAND: Broad Research in Accounting, Negotiation, and Distribution . She has published several academic books on applying computer science in educational, social and political topics, and papers in international journals like Public Relations Review, and the Journal of Media Research.
Bogdan Patrut is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at "Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacau, Romania, with a Ph.D in computer science and a Ph.D in accounting. His domains of interest/research are in multi-agent systems and computer science. He has published and edited more than 25 books on programming, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and interactive education. He is also the editor-in-chief of BRAIN: Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience.

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