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

Willems, J, Adachi, C and Grevtseva, Y 2016, 'Working with social media in tertiary education: a contested space between academics and policies', in Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Adelaide, Australia, 27-30 November 2016, pp. 648-653.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Working with social media in tertiary education: a contested space between academics and policies
Author(s) Willems, J
Adachi, C
Grevtseva, Y
Year 2016
Conference name ASCILITE Adelaide 2016: Show Me the Learning
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 27-30 November 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education
Publisher Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Place of publication Tugun, Australia
Start page 648
End page 653
Total pages 6
Abstract 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.
Subjects Higher Education
Educational Technology and Computing
Education Policy
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