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Working with social media in tertiary education: a contested space between academics and policies

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conference contribution
posted on 2024-06-04, 05:17 authored by J Willems, C Adachi, Y Grevtseva
Managing the use of social media in tertiary institutions is not as straight-forward as it may first seem. There is a multiplicity of facets which interplay within this space, from the espoused University policies on the one side of the coin, to the actual practices by students and staff on the other. At times, this misalignment is not the result of deliberate waywardness. For academics, deciphering and adhering to institutional policy whilst simultaneously attempting to enrich students’ learning experiences is a difficult feat. This paper explores this contested space, examining the tensions between social media as a disruptive technology, coupled with the interpretation of institutional policies. Our analysis points to a call for clarity in and around institutional policy in the implementation of social media for teaching and learning in higher education.

History

Pagination

648-653

Location

Adelaide, South Australia

Start date

2016-11-28

End date

2016-11-30

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication, E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2016, ASCILITE

Editor/Contributor(s)

Barker S, Dawson S, Pardo A, Colvin C

Title of proceedings

ASCILITE 2016 : Show Me The Learning : Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education

Event

Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education. Conference (33rd : 2016 : Adelaide, South Australia)

Publisher

University of South Australia

Place of publication

Adelaide, S.Aust.